Anticipation is built by clarity-
a simple, clear idea that communicates and captures an audience is your goal.
 
 
Anticipation Through:
Character-
If the audience knows your character they can enjoy anticipating his reaction in a given situation.
Music-
A feeling of "Get ready for this!" is largely due to the right music. It can anticipate joy, fear, patriotism, love, etc.
Staging-
Your point of view must be clear. What do I want to say with this scene? How do I want the audience to feel in this shot? How you stage the scene clues in the audience to how they should feel.
(note from Aimee: this image shows how staging can effect drawing the same image.)
Action-
Through powerfull and graphic images anticipation can be built for a short period of time.
Relationship-
Two opposing characters create an automatic tension and anticipation.
Conflict-
An audience is entertained by anticipating a resolution to the conflict.
 

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