Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Camera Angles

Low Angle Shot:In cinematography, is an upwards shot from a camera positioned low on the vertical axis, often at knee height. This technique is sometimes used in scenes of confrontation to illustrate which character holds the higher position of power. 

High Angle Shot:
High angles are shot from high above the characters head, but not as high as a birds eye view, these shots are often used to portray a character as small or less significant.

Birds Eye View:
Birds eye view , is often used as a sign of power or to make people look insignificant. Gives the audience a sense of knowing, and puts them in a God-like position.

Eye Level:
One of the more common angles, gives the audience the sense of importance in a scene, as they feel involved in what is going on. The focus of the camera is level with the head of those on screen which is often around 6ft of the ground.

Oblique / Tilt:

Tilting the camera can be very effective if used correctly, it often gives the feeling of distortion or confusion, it adds mystery to scenes and is often used in horrors to show the imbalance or nerves in a situation.

Different types of camera angles and shot

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