- Selection- Tangled is extremely picky. Every frame has a purpose. When combined with the audio, the images are always working towards further telling the story. It’s hard to show an example for this- go watch the movie and see how each image plays a part!
- Contrast- Contrast is used many ways throughout the movie, but my favorite example of this is when Rapunzel holds Finn hostage. The light is only shining on them & the background is dark. This points all of your attention towards the event taking place. Also- the juxtaposition of the frying pan draws your eye.
- Perspective- Looking at Rapunzel from the lanterns’ point of view changes it completely. Rather than focusing on how incredible the lanterns are, the viewer starts to look at how in awe Rapunzel is of the lanterns. This gives the viewer a deeper understanding of her love for the lanterns.
- Depth- Use the “contrast” example for this section; it works great! The dark background gives the image tons of depth for the viewer.
- Balance- I didn’t completely understand this one, but I think it’s more about evenly distributing the image.
- Moment- Tangled really knows when to slow down and take in a moment, as shown to the right. When Rapunzel finally sees the lanterns, her awe and joy are evident. By slowing down and taking extra time with the scene, the viewers can see just how magical the moment truly is.
- Lighting- The moment example picture can also be used for lighting. Look at how the whole frame glows but her lantern and her face are the brightest. You can see how magical this moment is, but the focus is clearly on her experience with the lantern.
- Foreground/Background- Each of these example images can be used to explain this aspect. The background, while never empty or dull, is always subdued and blurred. The focus is clear and shows the viewer what is most important.
Can you tell I’m obsessed with Tangled yet?