Styles Of His Movies
Tim Burton has a very unique style of animation. He uses a distinct style which is identifiable as his favourite kind. Down below, we will talk about the color, camera angles, and the amount of movement there is in his films
Tim Burton has a very unique palette of color in his films. In the examples Corpse Bride, Coraline, and Nightmare Before Christmas, the atmosphere is dark and gloomy. There is very dark lighting and a lot of shadows. Even the characters and objects in the film do not have a lot of color on them. As each of the three movies progress we notice a strong contrast as color is suddenly invited in the film. In Corpse Bride, this color is added as Victor travels to the land of the undead. The creates a sharp contrast between the living world and the land of the undead. In Coraline, color is added when Coraline travels through the door to the alternate world. Once again, this makes a sharp contrast between Coraline's world and the alternate world. In Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington's town is dark and glum, but when Jack discovers Christmas town, there is as much light and color as possible to see. These three movies show us that Tim Burton's style of color in his movies is to start the movie with dark, gloomy lighting and then add color as the main character travels to different lands. In the three moves listed above, the place where the character lives is dark and gloomy. As the movie progresses, the main character in each of the three movies explore a brand new world where color and bright lighting is involved a lot. With the evidence listed above, it is safe to say that Tim Burton's movies start with very little color and then suddenly a whole lot of color arrives as the movie progresses.
The list of camera angles that are in Tim Burton's movies is long. Tim Burton understands that camera angles have a lot to do with how interesting a film is, therefore he uses a lot of different kinds. The kinds of angles that are in Tim Burton's movie are bird's-eye, down below looking up, the classic shot of the face at a slight angle, and right through the character's eyes. It is worth noticing that Tim Burton does not use a camera angle where we are looking at the character's face straight-on. Tim Burton does not use this kind of angle because he understands that this kind of angle is very awkward and weird. Not only does Tim Burton use a whole lot of camera angles, he uses them when they are most appropriate. Tim Burton always uses the camera angle from down below looking up when we are introduced to the main villain. Tim uses this kind of angle to entice fear into the audience. This angle is also used to make the character look tall and intimidating. In Corpse Bride, this angle is used when we are introduced to the governor. In Coraline, this angle is used when we find out about the horrible sides of the people in the alternate world. In Nightmare Before Christmas, this angle is used when we are introduced to oogie-boogie, Jack main enemy. Tim uses bird's-eye view when the character is looking down below, or if Tim is trying to make the perspective look interesting. Tim Burton uses a wide selection of camera angles to make him films more interesting.
The reason that Tim Burton is referred to as a legend in animation is the fact that there is a lot of fluid movement in his films. Tim does not want the audience to think that his movies are stop motion. Instead, Tim Burton wants the audience to think of his characters as real. Tim works hard to make sure that there is a lot of smooth movement in his films, in order to make the characters believable and look real. The movement Tim Burton uses has been meticulously planned and done. Not only do Tim Burton's characters move around, but their facial expressions change too. The characters' mouths move as the talk. Also, the characters clothing move as they move, to make it look as real as possible. A great example of where a lot of movement is involved is in the movie Corpse Bride. When Victor is introduced to the land of the dead, a group of skeletons do a performance with musical instruments. Not only do the limbs of the skeletons move as they dance, but also their faces as they sing, their expressions as they go on to different verses of the song. Also, the skeletons are playing musical instruments, which increases the amount of movement because now the instruments are moving and vibrating. The example above is a great example of the amount of movement you can expect in Tim Burton's films. Tim Burton's movies have a lot of movement which is done with a lot of care to detail, in order to make the characters in his films look and feel alive in the minds of the audience.