Camera Angles

The camera angle helps set the relationship the audience has with the subject of the shot. Camera angle can also establish the power relations between characters on screen.

The main camera angles are:

  • high camera angle
  • extremely high camera angle
  • low camera angle
  • Dutch angle (tilt)

High Camera Angle / Low Camera Angle

Extremely High Camera Angle (Bird’s Eye View / God’s Eye View)

Dutch Angle

A tilted camera creating a horizon line that is angled or tilted. Slightly disorienting effect on the viewer heightening the feeling of instability