02 Camera Angles

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02 Camera Angles

  1. 1. Camera AnglesFriday, April 29, 2011
  2. 2. Camera Angles Bird’s EyeFriday, April 29, 2011
  3. 3. Camera Angles Bird’s Eye High AngleFriday, April 29, 2011
  4. 4. Camera Angles Bird’s Eye High Angle Eye-LevelFriday, April 29, 2011
  5. 5. Camera Angles Bird’s Eye High Angle Eye-Level Low AngleFriday, April 29, 2011
  6. 6. Camera Angles Bird’s Eye High Angle Eye-Level Low Angle Canted AngleFriday, April 29, 2011
  7. 7. Bird’s EyeFriday, April 29, 2011
  8. 8. Bird’s Eye Shot from way above the subject as if it’s the “Point of View” of a birdFriday, April 29, 2011
  9. 9. “Beetlejuice” (1988) Bird’s Eye Omniscient, God- like POVFriday, April 29, 2011
  10. 10. Bird’s Eye “Moulin Rouge” (Baz Luhrman)Friday, April 29, 2011
  11. 11. Bird’s Eye “Edward Scissorhands” (1990)Friday, April 29, 2011
  12. 12. “The Big Lebowski” (Coen Brothers, 1990)Friday, April 29, 2011
  13. 13. “Beetlejuice” (Tim Burton, 1988)Friday, April 29, 2011
  14. 14. High Angle Camera points down to the action“Beetlejuice” (Tim Burton, 1988)Friday, April 29, 2011
  15. 15. High Angle “Edward Scissorhands” (1990)Friday, April 29, 2011
  16. 16. “The Big Lebowski” (Coen Brothers, 1990) Makes subject look small, weak, and vulnerableFriday, April 29, 2011
  17. 17. High Angle “House of Flying Daggers” (2004)Friday, April 29, 2011
  18. 18. High Angle Tim Burton FilmsFriday, April 29, 2011
  19. 19. Eye LevelFriday, April 29, 2011
  20. 20. “The Godfather Part II” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)Friday, April 29, 2011
  21. 21. “The Godfather Part II” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)Friday, April 29, 2011
  22. 22. “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) Eye-Level Causes least discomfort because it’s the perspective most familiar to usFriday, April 29, 2011
  23. 23. Eye-Level “Napolean Dynamite” (Jared Hess, 2004)Friday, April 29, 2011
  24. 24. Eye-Level “The Big Lebowski” (Coen Brothers, 1990)Friday, April 29, 2011
  25. 25. “Beetlejuice” (1988) Eye-Level “Beetlejuice” (1988)Friday, April 29, 2011
  26. 26. “Beetlejuice” (1988) Eye-Level Shoot at subject’s eye- level, not yours “Beetlejuice” (1988)Friday, April 29, 2011
  27. 27. “City of God” (Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, 2002)Friday, April 29, 2011
  28. 28. “City of God” (Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, 2002)Friday, April 29, 2011
  29. 29. “The Godfather Part II” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) Low-AngleFriday, April 29, 2011
  30. 30. “The Godfather Part II” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) Low-AngleFriday, April 29, 2011
  31. 31. Low Angle Camera points up to the action “Batman” (Tim Burton, 1989)Friday, April 29, 2011
  32. 32. “City of God” (Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, 2002) Makes the subject appear larger and more intimidatingFriday, April 29, 2011
  33. 33. Low Angle Mostly all the shots of Arnold in the movie “The Terminator” were slightly low angle shots to make him appear more intimidatingFriday, April 29, 2011
  34. 34. “The Third Man” (1949)Friday, April 29, 2011
  35. 35. Low Angle “Revolver” (2005)Friday, April 29, 2011
  36. 36. Canted AngleFriday, April 29, 2011
  37. 37. “Evil Dead 2”Friday, April 29, 2011
  38. 38. “Evil Dead 2”Friday, April 29, 2011
  39. 39. Canted Angle Camera is tilted to suggest imbalance, transition, or instabilityFriday, April 29, 2011
  40. 40. “Snatch” (Guy Ritchie)Friday, April 29, 2011
  41. 41. “Snatch” (Guy Ritchie)Friday, April 29, 2011
  42. 42. “The Third Man” (1949) Canted Angle Our eyes are used to seeing everything straight up and down, so diagonals resulting from a canted shot attract our attentionFriday, April 29, 2011
  43. 43. “Kill Bill Volume 2” (Quentin Tarantino, 2004) Canted Angle Technique most effective when there exists strong horizontal and vertical lines in the frameFriday, April 29, 2011
  44. 44. “City of God” (Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, 2002)Friday, April 29, 2011
  45. 45. “City of God” (Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, 2002)Friday, April 29, 2011
  46. 46. Summary 1) Bird’s eye shots are like ELS high-angle shots that create an omniscient POV feel. 2) High angled shots look down at the subject to make them look weaker and more vulnerable. 3) Eye-level shots are the most comfortable shots for audiences, shot at the subject’s eye-level, not the camera person’s eye-level.Friday, April 29, 2011
  47. 47. Summary 4) Low angled shots look up at the subject and make them appear stronger and more intimidating. 5) Canted angles are used for dramatic impact which can create feelings of instability, transition, and imbalance.Friday, April 29, 2011

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