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A Fast And FUN Way To Learn Camera Angles

Posted on the 02 February 2017 by Ignitedpk

Camera Angles

The camera angles is simply refers the way to compose a shot. By varying the camera angles we can convey different emotions to the audience.

High Angle

High Angle

High Angle is mostly used to show the character less powerful, hopeless, etc. It shows the character from above. ( It’s like a view from god/ someone more powerful than the character)

Low Angle

Low Angle

It shows the character from below, exact opposite to the high angle. To show our character is more powerful or more significant.



It is most widely used shot, which helps to get more attached to the audience. We can see the sequence as in real life. Camera angle, composed in a way, according to our eye level.

Birds Eye

Birds Eye

It’s a kind of high angle shot which shows directly above the character or things, with a perspective as the viewer were a bird. It is mostly used to give the spatial relation, movements, positions to the audience, which is not viewable to character

Dutch Tilt

Dutch Tilt

It’s a special German Angle, the camera is purposely tilted to one side so the horizon is on an angle. Which is used to show a psychological uneasiness. The best examples of this angle are from the movie 12 Monkeys by Terry Gilliam to portray extreme madness or drug psychosis. (Picture Examples are from the Movie “12 Monkeys “ is a 1995 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam. Cinematography by Roger Pratt. )

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