Editing Techniques In Tim Burton's Big Fish

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Tim Burton is a famous director who puts a lot of originality into his work. Burton uses editing techniques, music and sound, as well as shots and framing and camera movements to determine the mood of the scene. Editing is one of the techniques Burton uses to create emotion and suspense in the audience. One way Burton does this is by using fade in Big Fish, Edward crosses paths with Karl who was waiting for him on the longer road. The scene fades out and transitions to the main story where the family sits together at a table, the fading technique gives off a good backstory for the main event, to explain all of the childhood bedtime stories that Edward told to Will when he was a child. Towards the end of the story, Edward and Will are at the hospital, Edward is slowly dying and insists this (Edward in the hospital) isn’t the way he …show more content…

Sound is being used to create or sense the mood for the audience. For example, when Kim’s father is outside, diegetic sound is used so the characters hear the baseball game playing in the background which makes the situation exciting for the audience. Edward finishes trimming a bush (the dinosaur) and everyone is amazed. This can appear to create a dramatic and happy effect for the audience. The sound then crescendos to make it seem as if Edward is being cheered on by the crowd. Burtons use of sound supplies an effective tool to allow the audience to understand the mood of the setting. This technique can also be found a while earlier in the movie, when the grandmother sits with the granddaughter to tell a bedtime story. There are bits of audio between the two, describing Edward Scissorhands and produces an idea of the movie topic. The grandma is almost set up as the narrator for the first part of the movie so that the audience can understand (or get an idea of the movie) the plot of the film. This also connects the opening credits to transition through scenes and carry on with the

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