High-angle shot

A cinematic technique where the camera looks down on the subject from a high angle.

A high-angle shot is a cinematic technique where the camera looks down on the subject from a high angle and the point of focus often gets "swallowed up".

High-angle shots can make the subject seem vulnerable or powerless when applied with the correct mood, setting, and effects. In film, they can make the scene more dramatic. If there is a person at high elevation who is talking to someone below them, this shot is often used.

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High-angle shot
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resources
  • High Angle Shots: 3 Towering Types of Camera Angles on youtube.com
  • Three types of high-angle shots and their impact on your videos on diyphotography.net
  • High Angle Shots: Creative Examples of Camera Movements & Angles on studiobinder.com
  • High Angle Shot Definition and Usage with Excellent Examples on nofilmschool.com
  • High Angle Shot: Everything You Need to Know on nfi.edu
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Adapted from content published on wikipedia.org
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  • Image By Angie from Sawara, Chiba-ken, Japan - Flickr, CC BY 2.0 — from wikimedia.org
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