Acting Reference: The Thin Red Line

Here’s a nice clip from The Thin Red Line. I wanted to show this one because I really like how Jim Caviezel’s character moves freely through the scene. Often in animation tests I see characters who feel very planted to the ground. Don’t be afraid to move your characters around! It works great in this scene because their movement fits their characters’ personalities. Sean Penn’s character is more shut off/cold, so he doesn’t move much & stays pretty much in the same spot the whole time. Jim Caviezel’s character is more of a free spirit, so having him constantly walking/not being able to stay still is very fitting.

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