Understanding Camera Techniques – Camera Angles

by Peter D. Marshall

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a. Straight angle (eye level) – camera is placed at the level of human eyes (most common)

b. Low angle: camera looks up at a character or object, (shows fear, respect, authority)

c. High angle: camera looks down on a character or object (shows vulnerability, inferiority, weakness)

d. Tilted (Dutch): camera is tilted at an angle. (creates tension, altered states)

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