Topics: Tim Burton, Film, Low-key lighting Pages: 2 (809 words) Published: January 16, 2013
I Am Tim Burton
Who is Tim Burton? He’s that movie director that’s loved by Johnny Depp and reminds you of Edgar Allen Poe. Tim Burton is an abnormal movie director he brings unusual things to your TV screens that you won’t even think of. He’s the type of director that mixes up bad and good in one theme. Tim Burton, being an outsider as a young child, has led to his success as a movie director. Growing up as a child Tim Burton watched old scary movies and played in the cemetery weird, right? but that’s exactly what led to his success. Every time Tim Burton creates a film it catches the viewer’s attention because he expresses his childhood through his films which captures our attention because he grew to abnormal things that a normal person wouldn’t be familiar to. Tim Burton uses three key cinematic elements in his films to create mood and tone. He uses lighting, sound, and camera movements. Through those three key cinematic elements, they create Tim Burton’s unique sense of style as a movie director. Camera movements are an important cinematic element in Tim Burton’s movies. Tim Burton uses camera movements in three particular movies. He used a technique called boom in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to show when Augustus fell in the chocolate river and was swirling around as if he looked like he was drowning. From that angle, you can see how Augustus’s mother kept screaming and how everyone was so dramatic. In Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses dolly to track the police car that was in pursuit of Edward as he was running back to his mansion and also tracking the town’s people that were following behind. In Corpse Bride, Tim Burton uses crane to show when victor was running from Emily, the dead woman he accidentally proposed to. Showing how he was falling on the ground tripping over things and you can see how frightened he was all with one technique. Tim Burton also uses zoom in Edward Scissorhands to show when Peg had feelings...
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