Broadcasting The Inevitable
This clip has been around for at least a few weeks, but even if you've seen it I think it's worth a second look. It's a terrific example of clear broadcasting. For those that aren't familiar with the idea of broadcasting, it is the foreshadowing of upcoming events. Think of it as another kind of anticipation. Broadcasting informs the audience of a character's intent. A good example of this in a scene would be having a character doing practice gestures with a dart that it will eventually be throwing at a target. This action communicates the idea that the character is taking his/her time in aiming the dart in an attempt to hit the target as best they can. It also is a good opertunity to show the thought process of the character.
These small broadcasting gestures can give your scene suble hints of authenticity and hopefully a relatable element of truth. As with most things in animation, broadcasting can be overused or executed poorly, but in this clip it is handled masterfully.