Throughout the movie, high angle, low angle, and etc. are used. One commonly used angle is the low angle shots help Westley seem more robust in a difficult situation. During battles or the quest, low angle shots emphasize Westley’s superiority. This shows his heroic and powerful personality and lets us feel very comfortable around him. In contrast, he is never vulnerable to anyone and the need for high angle shots are minute. In this case, this would be in the battle against Fezzik or the rat in Fire swamp, where Westley was put in a low angle shot in order to make the opponents appear much stronger. However, this turns around towards the end and Westley wins. Camera angles also show skills as the difference within the angles expresses the mood. Low angles show that the character is very brave and sturdy and high angles show that the character is weak and afraid. This suggests that Westley has a very heroic side but also has a weak
Tim Burton, in Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, uses longshots in order to show just how different Wonka and Edward are from everyone else, but then how they use their uniqueness to ultimately succeed. For example, in the scene in Edward Scissorhands where Edward scratches up the walls, Burton chose a longshot to exaggerate Edward’s differences and make him seem to be even more of an
Tim Burton uses his mysterious and creepy characteristics and expressed it through his film Edward Scissorhands Burton uses his unique style of editing that helps understand the main character’s, Edward’s, background. In comparison with the editing the sound helps understand the meaning of certain part such as the suspense of what would happen to Edward in the end. The costuming was a peculiar choice, it shows how in the town there was a lot of colors, but, Edward wore an all black steam punk like clothing showing how he was different. Therefore Tim Burton’s character, Edward, is a somewhat reflection of himself. Like Burton he has an imagination in order to create “art”, and the style of clothing is alike to that of Burton’s.Tim Burton’s brilliance
Another example of these camera angles is when the man hunter tracks down the baby, and attempts to fight H.I. for him. The man hunter is displayed with the camera looking up at him on his motorcycle, which make appear strong and scary. While the camera is angled to look down at H.I. so that he looks weak and distraught.
Camera angles: Dutch angle was achieved by tilting the camera slightly giving a sense of fear to the scene. Low angle was achieved by merely shifting camera angles showing the ups and downs of characters fortune but also the attitude and audience should adopt for any action in the film.
In Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses framing/angles as emphasis in the fulfillment of one certain scene. He uses a long shot to show the vulnerability of the character. For example, when Peg is upstairs in the castle, the long shot makes her look small so the viewer is worried about her safety. Unlike the long shots that imply Edward is a frightening character, this
Tim uses camera angles to direct the viewers’ vision to a specific setting or character to expose something from a certain character’s point of view. For example, in Tim’s movie, Big Fish, he has a low angle of Karl the Giant. The use of this cinematic technique is to emphasize Karl’s height, especially compared to Edward Bloom’s. Another employment of camera angles is in Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, when Kim was in the window of the inventor’s mansion, they had a low angle of her, which was used to show here as the townspeople below saw her. Both of these scenes were used to point out a specific character, which is an all around common reoccurrence in Burton’s directing style.
Filmmakers also focused a lot on using the low angle and high angle technique, like for instance when Kain and Susan were fighting, we see Kane the “stronger character” from a low angle, while Susan is always is showed from a high angle. Mise-en-scene was also used several times in the movie, and it is the elements the director chooses to appear in scenes, which give us clues about what’s happening, for instance, when we see Susan lying on the floor and besides her the bottle of the poison, we immediately perceive that she’s committed
For example, in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Burton utilizes low shot and high shot when the five golden ticket winners at Wonka’s gate. This shows the factory is enormous and these people are very small and powerless against it. If Burton wants the audience to see a character feel intimidated or threatened, low angle is used like in Edward Scissorhands when Peg first stands outside the gate of Edwards castle. This gives the tone of her being a helpless woman walking into a large, intimidating house. As the reader can see, types of shots is critical for the films setting and
For example, during the book burning scene, a variety of high to mid-low shots are used to position the audience in the crowd or as one of the speakers up front. In addition, the way the objects in the scene are positioned and the frame are composed creates an intimidating effect. All the large Nazi flags are positioned symmetrically around the town square, yet the camera is framed slightly off centre, making the whole shot feel off and like something is wrong [Fig. 5]. This certainly shows that Percival utilizes Percival employs cinematic techniques such as camera angles and the framing of the shots used to communicate and allow the audience to explore the power of the human spirit when dealing with adversity in his film The Book
Tim Burton creates tone and mood by creating scenes with effective camera techniques, such as including crane shots for tone, and adding extreme close-up shots. A director of a film is able to create their own visuals and interpretations to allow the viewer to see what the director wants, whereas an author must be descriptive for the audience for them to be able to create their own visuals. For example, in the beginning of the movie, Burton uses a crane shot showing Charlie running into his house. In the shot, we see the bright town with many well structured buildings close together in the background. In the front of the shot, we see Charlie running into his home in the dark, far away from the rest of the town, in a deformed house. This
In Tim Burton films, audiences cannot miss the peculiar, mysterious, and odd patterns that Burton instills in each and every one of his movies. From films like Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory audiences can see a bit of his twisted reality and images from his head come life through the screen. A series of Camera Movements, Lighting, and Camera Angles makes viewers see things through Burtons eyes.
Tim Burton once said, “I've always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they'd still say I'm a dark personality.” Even when he was younger, his views towards things that were typically gory, to him just seemed like an outpouring of emotion. In his films, he chooses to exaggerate things that are odd, so they make the viewer feel emotions. Throughout Burton’s life, people have always seen him as an outsider, similar to many of the characters in movies that he has directed. Burton’s style of directing is often described as gothic darkness. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses outcasts and contrasting settings to convey that it is difficult for
In the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where all the ticket finders are lined up at the entrance of the factory, Burton uses low angle to let the audience know how important the factory is. A low angle shot is used when revealing the whole front side of the factory to not only present the audience an idea of how marvelous the factory is, but to also put the audience in the eyes of anyone there at the factory, as if they were there looking up at the factory. Then, in the scene from Big Fish where Will tells a story where he ends up dropping his father, Edward, into the river and he becomes the fish, Burton uses high angle to make the scene of Edward and his father seem small compared to all the stories that were told, to indicate to the audience a wacky “finale” after all the beserk stories. By using camera angles, Burton is able to display to the audience what can be thought of as powerful and/or grand, as compared to what can be thought of as weak and/or
In Charlie and the Chocolate low key lighting is used when Willy Wonka and the kids walk into the factory, low key lighting is used even though the theme is expected to be happy and cheerful. Burton uses low key lighting in Edward Scissorhands when Peg is meeting Edward, due to the shift from high key lighting to low key lighting making the viewers understand how isolated from the normal world Edward has been.This also makes Edward be viewed as an outsider to Peg. This is a example of Tim Burton’s quirky horror because he turns something meant to be cheerful in to something