This close up allows the viewer to see all of the scars on Edward's face. This becomes important to the overall theme because it tells the viewer that it is okay to have flaws because not everyone in the world can be perfect, like the town Edward was brought to. Another angle Burton uses throughout this film is the point of view shot. This angle allows the viewer to see what is happening from that person's point of view as it shows exactly what that person is seeing, an example of this is when Edward is having dinner with the family. This shot shows the entire family eating with utensils and the only part of Edward that can be seen is his "hands".
After Rainsford arrives on Ship-Trap Island, he discovers a mansion where General Zaroff lives, the antagonist of the story. General Zaroff pretends to be a civilized person just living on a deserted island, but in reality, he is a cold-blooded murder. General Zaroff tricks Rainsford into a false sense of security only to throw him into the jungle and force him to participate in his disgusting game of hunting humans for amusement. Rainsford has to stay alive for three days in order to live, and he has to fight for his life during the hunt. In the end Rainsford is able to win, and by doing so gains knowledge that changes him.
Sound isn’t the only way to show a character’s power in the scene. Camera angles are used to make a character appear bigger or smaller, which also makes them appear more or less powerful. For example, in Edward Scissorhands when the police is knocking on the door Burton uses a low camera angle to make the police officer look big and powerful. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Burton uses
This is presented through the use of setting and of characters to demonstrate the method of escape and also the reasons behind the desire for escape, respectively. By committing such a large amount of time and by convincing himself of the authenticity of his world, Teddy demonstrates the method of escape. The power imbalance and overbearing nature of his family life contribute to his need for escape. With such factors in mind, perhaps it is time to reevaluate the societal expectations that at a certain point in time, one has to abandon their imagination and ‘mature’ and consider the possibility of imagination being a form of
Burton uses lighting, camera angles, and sound to give off a feeling of suspense, and eeriness in his films.. These film techniques are used in these films to make the viewer sit on the edge of their seat with anticipation. The effects of these film techniques keeps the viewers engaged and interested in the film(s). The lighting Tim burton uses is primarily dark and dreary. The majority of movies he produces is Horror and he uses that lighting to give off a feel of suspense and anticipation.
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.
Tim Burton contributes to the world of animation in the film industry and redefined stop motion . Lighting is an important cinematic technique directors can use to set the mood for a particular scene. For instance, high-key lighting is used to flood a scene with light, often making the set and characters appear happy and safe. In contrast, low-key lighting casts deep shadows across the set and characters creating a sense of danger. Burton makes good use of lighting techniques in many of his films.
Tim Burton uses lighting to convey his unique gothic cinematic style in his films. In some of his past movies, such as Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Burton uses a variety of lighting techniques to indicate the mood of his movies. High key lighting creates a bright open-looking scene such as when a scene is flooded with light, allowing it to look bright and cheerful in the town in Edward Scissorhands. In Edward’s mansion, low-key lighting is utilized, flooding the scene with shadows and darkness, creating a dark tone to the scene to evoke sadness and such depressed emotions. Low-key lighting is also used in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where in the beginning of the film it demonstrates Charlie’s humble home and dark lighting is used to show the family's state of debt and depression.
Those scenes are, Teddy dodging the train, Chris comforting Gordie at the body and boys arguing with Ace’s gang. The first important scene that shows difference in character development of Chris and Gordie is an episode of Teddy wanting to dodge a train standing on the railways. In both the movie and the novella Teddy, sometimes being driven by his emotions, acts as he was storming a beach in Normandy during second World War pretending that the train approaching him was the German enemy. His intention was to dodge the train by jumping off the railway at the very last moment. However, he was pulled of by one of his friends, which in the novella is his friend Gordie, that makes him very angry and causes a conflict between the two.
Tim Burton’s films appear as very visual and through this use many visual techniques such as juxtaposition, colour, contrast and camera angles. These techniques are used to progress the narrative through giving an understanding of the characters’ personality as well as how they fit into their surroundings. Examples such as Alice in Wonderland using contrasting environments to establish that there are two sides at war with each other. In Batman, the Joker wears a purple suit, has a white face and green hair, this contrasts him to the surrounding world as it only consists of darker tones of grey and black. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also use contrast similar to the Joker to show an outsider in the role of Willy Wonka.