How to use It

  • In a high angle shot, the camera is located above the eye line. The camera is looking down at the object or person.

  • In a low angle shot, the camera islocated below the eye line. The camera is looking up at the object or person.


What it does

  • The high angle shot is used to make the object or person seem vulnerable or powerless. They seem less significant or less scary. The subject is swallowed up by the scene around them, becoming part of a larger picture. High angles can also draw more importance to the setting of a scene. It has a very dramatic effect.

  • The low angle shot is used to make the object or person seem powerful and dominant. (For example, in Star Wars, when Darth Vader is first introduced, he is shot from a low angle.) A low angle can also give a sense of confusion to a viewer, focusing on the sky or ceiling, where the lack of detail adds to the confusion.


When to use it

  • Someone could use the high and low angle technique in a short film to make a character would appear powerless or powerful.

  • The low angle shot can add confusion to a scene



High angle shot:

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Low angle shot:

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More Camera Angle Information:
http://www.mediaknowall.com/camangles.html
http://www.inpoint.org/pdf/LanguageofFilm06.pdf