This is a link to my somewhat dusty DeviantArt profile showing some 3D work I did for college:
The model was to represent a possible set design for a theatre adaption of Edward Scissorhands. I set this model up purely to show how the effect of light direction, colour and cast shadows would convey the symbolism in the storyline. The light and shadow in the daytime renders play the ideas of Edward's "enlightenment"/birth into the rest of the world against the anxiety he feels and other people's immediate reaction to his appearance. The darker night renders are set at the end of the film where everyone believes Edward is dead, thus retracting from the 'light' world outside and returning to the solitude of his dark attic room.
There is such irony in the film that the colourful townsfolk are shallow and quite evil inside whilst charming and attractive on the outside, like a chocolate eclaire filled with tar. Edward however is striking in appearance but is actually naïve, unoffensive and amoral