High-angle shot

high-angle shot is a cinematic technique where the camera looks down on the subject of a high angle and the point of focus often gets “swallowed up.” [1]

High-angle shots can make the subject seem vulnerable when applied with the correct mood, setting, and effects. [2] In film, they can make the scene more dramatic. If there is a person at high elevation who is talking to someone below, this shot is often used. [3]


  1. Jump up^ Bruce Mamer (May 30, 2013). Technical Production Film: Creating the Accomplished Image . Cengage Learning. pp. 8. ISBN  978-1-285-71256-7 .
  2. Jump up^ Jennifer Van Sijll; Van Sijll Jennifer (August 1, 2005). Cinematic Storytelling . Michael Wiese Productions. pp. 160-. ISBN  978-1-61593-002-9 .
  3. Jump up^ Popular Photography – ND . December 1949. pp. 131-.