Tim Burton uses many cinematic techniques in his movies such as lighting and camera angles throughout his movies in order to create effects and moods. He uses these two cinematic techniques numerous of times in the films Edward Scissorhands and in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He uses them very efficiently to portray different ideas such as showing strengths, weakness, or size in character or setting, or revealing a depressing or cheerful surrounding. Tim Burton is a successful film maker and has inspired many to get into the movie making business due to his cinematic techniques. In many of Burton’s films, Burton uses lighting to show happiness or sadness. In Edward Scissorhands, peg’s town is bright and full of color. Which makes it seems like the town is happy and full of joy, but the townsfolk are cruel and mean to one another.
Edwards’s mansion is low key and dark, which makes it seems like Edward is the bad guy, but Edward is a kind, nice guy who loves to help everyone even though he has a disability. Burton also uses the same low key lighting in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When Charlie goes home at the beginning of the movie, Burton uses high angle to show Charlie’s house all dark, making it look small and haunted. The lighting would want you to think that the family that lives in that house is mean or sad all the time, but Charlie lives with his mom and dad and his grandparents on his mom and dad’s side. And they are all nice, kind, and respectful to one another.
You see, this is Burton’s gothic style. Burton is mostly known for his dark, gothic, macabre, and quirky horror and fantasy films. So this cinematic technique has great importance for these films because he used it to make his idea or his opinion become clearer for the audience to understand the lesson from the movie. Burton’s lighting basically impacts the audience’s mood towards the movie or film. Burton wants to see the films in his eyes. Camera angles were very important in the films Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Style Analysis Essay PlanningYOUR ASSIGNMENT:Think about the Tim Burton flms you have viewed and analyzed. Choose the cinematic elements (2-3) that are common to these flms. Write an essay analyzing the cinematic style oF director Tim Burton. Your essay should Focus on the ways in which the director uses stylistic techniques across flms to achieve a desired e±ect.1. Think about what kind oF STYLE you think Tim Burton has. (Need help? ReFerence SBp.133)2. Using AT LEAST 2 movies, choose the cinematic elements/techniques you believe prove that style the best what the purpose those techniques serve.3. ²ill in your thesis and fnd examples that support your thesis.Thesis: In his movies Charlie and the Chocolate factoryand Edward scissor hands.Tim Burton uses[what cinematic techniques/elements]lighting, music, and shotsto demonstrate his dark Fantasystyle. Paragraph #1: ²ocus (cinematic element #1 and the e±ect it creates in both movies):LightingExample #1: