ITS DONE. MY LORD. I did proxies at home for what I had and switched computers, the teacher's Cintiq machine doesn't have gunky ram and is able to process/proxy the full composition.
EDIT: HAHA, wow! that was great timing! right as I typed "is able to process/proxy" i got a ram overflow error.
methinks murphy has a good sense of humor. i'll get right back to you.
EDIT AGAIN: OK, I'm tackling it the hard way. one way or another, this WILL be done tonight (lol). hopefully its smooth sailing!