Tim Burton Cinematic Techniques Analysis

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Tim Burton is known as the producer of films that blends the theme of fantasy and horror, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhand, and The Big Fish. These films that he directed share so much in common when it comes to it’s cinematic techniques and how he uses those techniques to create an astounding result of the effects that he desired to portray to the audience. For this essay, I shall be explaining the use of the cinematic techniques: Music, Lighting, and Shots to create the mood of the scene and how it affects the plot as well as the audience.
The technique in using Music in a scene to create desirable effects and mood is to have it flow with the story and plot. Burton created such harmony in using music in Edward Scissorhand, such as when Kim was dancing and twirling around in the snow whereas Edward was busy creating a snow angel made of ice, the music in that moment was as if a choir of angels was singing, happily and joyfully that indicates a christmas cheer. But the plot got twisted when Jim interrupted the moment and the music began to change into an aggressively upbeat tune that gives the
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In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Shots were used to show the facial expression of the characters, the body languages, etc. What set the mood in my opinion would be that one scene where Willy Wonka went traveling into a forest and found the Oompas. The use of Shots that were used in this particular scene is to show to the difference in size between Willy and the Oompas as well as to the environment that they live in, this gives the effect that even if they are small, the Oompas have big knowledge and that they are also quick witted at what they do. This proves to me that the use of Shots gives more ideas and hints towards the audience because it centers around what, when, and