“Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child.”- Tim Burton. Not all directors are same. Their distinct styles when creating film brings joy to viewers which started from an imagination. A director’s vision or goal would have to be a way to enhance the audience into the film. Nobody would want to watch a film that had no life, which created an image in Burton to be unique. Tim Burton has one of the world’s most noticeable style when regarding film. His tone, mood, diction, imagery, organization, and point of view within his films like Edward Scissorhand and Alice in wonderland which use unique techniques of close ups and non-diegetic music that set him apart from other renowned directors. The film technique close up, demonstrates a shot of a detailed view of a person or object. This effective shot exposes an emotional and raw perspective of the characters displayed in Edward Scissorhand. Burton uses a close up shot showing Edward’s makeup and innocence in his eyes, of Edwards face to show the audience that he’s shy and afraid. This also shows Edward’s make up, it’s white and also Gothic at the same time. This displays emotion of feeling neglected and misunderstood. The audience judged him on his gothic makeup making Edward look dark and spooky but his emotions of innocence led viewers to believe he belongs with normal civilians. Burton uses a technique to not judge a book by its cover. In addition, the film Alice in Wonderland demonstrates an approach of a close up when a Cheshire the cat appears out of thin air while Alice was walking through a forest. The appearance of Cheshire represents the crazy world of Wonderland because of the shot to show descriptive visuals of a cat that can appear out of thin air. Furthermore, the unique execution of a visual close up shot allows the audience to get a taste or sense of the film not just visually. With this intention Burton uses a very powerful effect using a close up shot to deliver a style that represents traits and personality. Burton has a unique style when it comes camera angles, lighting, shots and framing, and editing but the technique to display spooky, mysterious, and dramatic scenes would be non-diegetic sounds. Burton’s film Edward Scissorhand contains non-diegetic music, which is a display of sounds that cannot be heard by the actors and is used in the film. For example, Burton shows that people judge by appearance with the use of Non-diegetic sound when Edward starts to come out of the shadows and you can see his silhouette during which the background music is sharp and fast paced which may lead the audience to think whatever is in the shadows is going to kill or harm Peggy. This technique helps give a suspenseful effect, helping the viewer anticipate the next scene. The appearance of Edward may have caused the audience to be frightened in a way he came out with dark mysterious music. Additionally, Burtons film in Alice in Wonderland creates a thrill and motive effort of music display when Alice declines her decision to get married then goes off chasing the white rabbit. Tim Burton chose to use this music due to its epic nature, which revolves around a hero’s journey full of anticipation, wonder, and purpose with an eventual resolve. The audience experiences the excitement through percussion and string instruments, along with vocals that add a dream like feel to the scene of what is to come when she reaches her destination the rabbit hole. Burton was very unique and motivated on how non-diegetic sounds can enhance the audience to be hooked in the film and not to confused out by a girl who was chasing a rabbit after leaving her own wedding. In conclusion, Tim Burton was able to create these films going beyond the limitations of other directors. Tim Burton wouldn’t be known as such a film genius in this generation if it wasn’t for his use of cinematic techniques such as close ups and non-diegetic music. While they may seem like small details, they all play a very large role to create a detailed message Burton strives to convey. No one will ever completely be able to explain the stylistic techniques of such a unique director, but that’s just the way Tim Burton likes it.