Examples Of Low Key Lighting In Tim Burton

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“Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me” - Tim Burton. In Tim Burton’s films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edwards Scissorhands, and Alice in Wonderland he uses low key lighting, high key lighting, and non-diegetic sounds to create suspense and suspicion, bright and open looking scenes, and happy or spooky moods. For people to feel the suspense and suspicion in the movies, Tim Burton uses low key lighting in the scenes to create a spooky mood. For example, In the movie Alice in Wonderland, Alice is walking through the forest alone where there are a lot of shadows and darkness and it makes you feel worried for her safety and there is no light. Also when Alice is in the room with all the doors it is very dark …show more content…
For example, when Willy Wonka was showing them around the factory and they walked into the candy garden it was very bright and vibrant and opening looking. When Tim Burton used high key lighting in that scene, it made the garden look nice and big, makes the viewers see how hard Willy Wonka worked on it and that it is glorious. Also in the movie Alice in Wonderland all the characters are very bright and when they get into the forest it is filled with light and makes it look very nice. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton uses light to make it look powerful and open looking and in, Alice in Wonderland he uses the light to create an open looking scene and creates a happy mood. For example, in the movie Edward Scissorhands in the neighborhood it is very bright and happy looking with all the vibrant colors. This creates an open looking scene and gives off a happy mood, but in Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, he uses high key lighting to make it look powerful and strong. There are different ways to use high key lighting in …show more content…
Non-diegetic sound is a sound that the viewer can hear but not the characters in the movie so it can come off as creepy or happy. For example, in Alice in Wonderland, there is loud music and drums when she is slaying the dragon making it more exciting and scary because you don’t know what’s going to happen to her and the others. Also in the movie Edward Scissorhands, Peg goes into the castle and loud creepy music starts to play so it creates a spooky mood because it is dark and something bad might happen to her. Tim Burton uses these non-diegetic sounds to make the viewer more into the scene and makes them feel for the character and their safety. Also in the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton uses loud and energetic sound to make it more exciting when they are in the boat going down the chocolate river. Tim Burton uses both of these sounds to make it more exciting and a happy mood because they are going down the chocolate river and drums are playing in the

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