Film Techniques In Tim Burton's Movies

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Tim Burton is well known film director. The movies that he has created are often described as mysterious, odd, and intriguing. Burton's movies use certain film techniques to create a certain feeling for the audience to experience. The three main techniques that Tim Burton usually uses is the lighting, camera angles, and sound techniques. In the movie, Edward Scissorhands, Tim burton uses low-key lighting when Peg meets Edward for the first time in a castle. Edward was sitting in a dark corner and there was just enough light to see his face but not his clothes. This shows the amount of loneliness of Edward and that he was sad and frightened but also willing to make a friend when he approaches Peg. Also, in the movie, Charlie in the …show more content…

In the 1989 Batman film, Tim burton uses a mix of medium shots to show the hand-to-hand combat scenes and close-up shots to show the emotion on Batman’s face. An example would be when the Joker was first introduced to the audience, the Joker turns around where his face was very close to the camera to show the bad condition his face was in. Another example would be in the movie Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton uses a long shot when Peg is standing on the edge of the castle where the roof was torn off. This shows the vulnerability of Peg, it makes her look weak and small. The final film technique Tim Burton uses is sounds he uses. The most popular type of sound techniques is the non-diegetic sounds. In the 1989 Batman film, Tim Burton uses a ton of non-diegetic music. In multiple scenes in the movie, often combat scenes, there is dramatic music playing in the background to enhance the tension in the audience. During the scene in Charlie and the chocolate Factory when Charlie won the last golden ticket and he was running home there was non-diegetic happy and exciting music playing in the background. This shows that the situation in the movie is a happy

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