Have you ever seen one of Tim Burton’s horrifyingly amazing movies? They are indeed great in the way that Tim Burton uses his unique film techniques consisting of many different sounds, shots, and lighting. Some of Tim Burton’s creations consist of Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. First of all, Edward Scissorhands, is about a man, Edward, created with scissors as hands, who is sealed from the world in an old dark mansion atop a mountain. Edward is later found by Peg, who cares for him as he falls in love with her daughter, Kim. Although, Alice in Wonderland is about a girl, Alice, who falls in a hole to find herself in a mysterious world of card knights and talking cats. She then must slay a dragon to save the mysterious world in order to return back to her wedding engagement. Lastly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about a poor child, Charlie, who finds a golden ticket to go visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Tim Burton uses a variety of sounds, camera movements, lighting to create his mysteriously creepy tone and enhance the mood of the viewer.Notably, Tim Burton uses a variety of diegetic and non-diegetic sound create and enhance the mood and tone. In Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses diegetic sound throughout the movie as people talk throughout the movie, but there are scenes where other objects do as well. For example the radio in the van was playing diegetic sound when Kim came back to her home from a camping trip with her friends. However, the diegetic sound in the Edward Scissorhands does not create nor enhance the mood or tone, the non-diegetic sound strengthens the mood and tone. Partially when there is music playing in the background as Peg finds Edward in the dark creepy mansion atop the mountain. This music creates suspense and fools the viewer as the music sounds frightening and tricks the viewer into thinking that something scary will pop out, but it is just Edward. On the subject of non-diegetic sound, Alice in Wonderland uses many non-diegetic sounds, such as the White Rabbit when he is talking about Alice, however she does not hear him in the room she falls into. This example does not enhance the mood nor the tone, but the viewer is supplied with additional information. Diegetic sound is also used in Alice in Wonderland when musicians play music as Alice and Hamish and many others dance at the engagement party before Hamish asks Alice to marry him. Lastly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory heavily uses non-diegetic music to create a dark and mysterious mood at times. Non-diegetic sound is used at the starting of the movie when the chocolate is being made, which with the dark lighting creates a dark and mysterious, but somewhat delighting mood. This scene transitions to the gloomy outside, where smoke comes out from the factory exhausts and the dark shady houses in the town. Another example of non-diegetic sound is when the Grandpa Joe is the narrating the story of him working at Willy Wonka’s chocolate store. This is non-diegetic as the people in the story cannot hear him narrating it to Charlie. There of course is diegetic sound such as the video game that Mike Teavee plays and the songs that the Oompa Loompa sing when one of the spoiled children are harmed in from getting stuck in a chocolate tube to getting inflated to the size of a elephant. Tim Burton uses a variety of diegetic and non-diegetic sound to create the perfect mood and tone of the scene. Next up, Tim Burton uses camera movements to focus and control the audience to focus their attention on certain objects and people. Some examples of camera movements in Edward Scissorhands was when zoom was used on Edward being fed by other women at the barbeque and tilt was used in the treehouse scene when the boys are in the treehouse and their father wants them to turn up the radio, so he can hear over Edward cutting bushes. Another examples is when pan is used on the opening barbeque scene, showing all the hedges that Edward cut and the use of boom/crane on the scene of all the women going back to their houses when the men come back from work in the evening. These camera movements focus on certain people like Edward in the scene when he is fed food and objects like the hedges at the barbeque. However, this next movie uses a special type of camera movements, Alice in Wonderland, which has a long scene in which it uses dolly tracking. To point out the dolly tracking that the scene uses is used in a vertical form rather than the commonly used horizontal direction when filming actors running or a car chase. Surprisingly, the dolly tracking, that used when Alice falls down the hole is uniquely used as it shows alice in a 360 view from moving the camera on Alice’s right to going to the bottom of Alice to moving back again to see her face. For this reason this type of camera movement focuses and un-focuses on Alice and her surroundings of the hole from the root, she tries to grab ahold of to the piano that almost slams in her face. At last Tim Burton uses plenty of camera movements in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, such as the beginning scene of the chocolate being made in factory. This scene showed a lot of zoom as the chocolate was being zoomed into and than zoomed out. Although zoom was used a lot, tilt and pan were used on the different stations the chocolate went through such as the cooling station and the cutting station. As a result this forced the audience to focus on the chocolate as it went through its process and also to show Willy Wonka’s craziness. To sum up Tim Burton used quite a few camera movements throughout his many films to focus and rather un-focus on objects as well as people. Tim Burton again uses lighting to enhance the mood and tone from creating dim lighting to cast a dark mood to bright lighting in showing detail, but also the bright happy mood. In the film Edward Scissorhands lighting plays a crucial role in creating the perfect mood with the help of music as they play hand to hand. For instance, dim or low key lighting is used in Edward Scissorhands when Peg finds Edward in the corner of the dark gloomy mansion and also when Kim finds Edward in her room trying to sleep. To clarify, when Peg finds Edward this creates a mysterious mood as it is not expected for Edward to pop out of the dark corner like he does. On the other hand the scene when Kim finds Edward creates a funny mood, since the audience knows that Edward is there and the reaction of Kim funny when she finds Edward in her bed. Nonetheless, Edward Scissorhands uses high key or bright lighting, such as the scene at the barbeque where they were outside in the backyard during the bright sunny day. Indeed, this scene used front lighting, since the sun was facing them. The next film that uses low key lighting to enhance the mood is Alice in Wonderland. This scene is when Alice is confronted by the Cheshire Cat in the dark forest. In addition, the music and lighting in this scene play hand in hand as they both turn the mood to creepy and mysterious. Not to mention, the one high key lighting scene in the film was when Alice and Hamish were both dancing at the engagement party. As a matter of fact, the lighting in the scene is front lighting as it is outside in the sun, but however this lighting does not create a mood because there is nothing special happening. Lastly, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton uses a lot of dim low key, bottom, and side lighting to create the dark gloomy outside town and overuses bright high key lighting inside the factory which shows the bright beautiful colors everywhere. For example, the most enhancing dimly lit scenes is in the beginning of the film when there is a bird’s eye view of the town and Willy Wonka’s factory. This sets the mood to become dark and gloomy as well as creating a illusion of the film by fooling the audience into thinking that the film will be dark and dim. Furthermore, the brightly lit scene other than the scenes inside of Willy Wonka’s factory is the scene of Grandpa Joe working at Willy Wonka’s chocolate store. The store is brightly lit with the bright color of the numerous candies. This concludes how lighting play a big factor with music to create certain mood.In conclusion, Tim Burton creates the perfect scenes throughout his many movies by using a variety of sounds, camera movements, and lighting. Burton uses the mesmerizing diegetic and non-diegetic sounds to create a film that flows like a cascading river. Along with sound, Tim Burton uses lighting to create an alluring mood. On the other hand, Tim Burton’s camera movements focuses on the matter at hand from a person to an object. In the end, Tim Burton uses numerous directing elements to create a masterpiece that is like no other. Tim Burton’s makes brilliant masterpieces, just as Leonardo Da Vinci did with his art.