WAS WATCHING SOME OF MY OLD ANIMATIONS YESTERDAY WITHOUT SOUND, AND IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT JUST LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPS. Or using an exclamation point in place of every punctuation mark! You stop feeling it! it all just blends together! and you can't really appreciate when you do make a point! There was an 11sec critique that mentioned this! !Nick Bruno!
But basically, if everything is at 100% then you don't feel it. Specifically every accent I was hitting big with a big pose change, a big reversal in line of action a big arm gesture a big facial change, and without sound I couldn't tell where the point of the shot was, it all just blended away. So in the future I plan on deciding on what the heart of the scene is (operative word) and then dialing down all the other sub accents so that the main accent grabs the most attention.
learning all the time.