These are the breakdowns that I went through for the Anticipation animation. I went through many ideas before choosing a final one.
I was deciding between different view points and ways for the action to be played out. My friends and I even acted like cowboys from a Western in the lobby of the dorm to help me figure out how the motion of firing a gun would work. It was an interesting site to see for those who walked by.
I finally decided with a 3/4 view point where the character, TVBoy, will start out facing away from the audience and then turn around to shoot his finger gun.