The camera angles low-angle shot is below eye level looking upward at the subject. This shot can have quite an impression on your audience…!
Here's how you use it...!
This view is also called an "Up-Shot". It shows the subject from below... Giving them the impression of being "bigger" more "powerful" or "dominant".
This shot is a great tool for the videographer or filmmaker.
A low-angle shot can make a character look...
It can also give the impression of height.
Low-angles are not a good shot to show detail like the close-up shot, as they sometimes distort the body and face of the subject .
One place this camera angle is used to great affect is when you are videoing a subject that is talking. The camera positions of newscasts and talk shows are often set just below the eye level of the anchor or host for a reason.
We literally look up at them, and this communicates a sense of "authority " and "credibility ".
These angles are also frequently used in political ads.
A very special use of the low-angle camera shot is a shot that's called the "trunk shot".
This shot is a very subjective viewpoint for the audience and gives them the impression that they are looking out of the characters eyes and are seeing exactly what he's seeing at the moment. It can be very powerful! It pulls them into the scene or shot and makes them think and feel along with the character in the movie.
It's not used often (and probably shouldn't be) but, when used, it certainly gives a very unique view and, if used correctly, has a great impact on the audience.
A little goes a long way…! When you shoot your scenes... be sure to carefully consider these views and how they will impact your viewer... and also…
Shooting from various camera angles can help you create the exact emotional response you want from your audience...!
Have fun with them and also… Learn to use them well!!
Have fun...! Dan
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