Camera Angle• A camera angle is where the camera is in relation to the object or person in a shot.• It could be ordinary and at eye-level, high up or low down.
High angle filming• A high angle is when the camera looks down on a person or object.• It is used to make the person or object appear vunerable/inferior/small.• Also called bird’s eye view.
Low angle filming• A camera angle that looks up at a person or object.• It is used to make the person or object appear powerful/superior/big.• Also called worm’s eye view
Canted framing• A camera angle that makes the frame tilted.• An example of when this can be used was if the camera was placed at an eye level perspective of someone on a rollercoaster and the camera would tilt with the persons body movements to follow the path of the rollercoaster.
Camera panning• Where the camera moves;• Left to right• Or right to left• This reveals a setting or environment.• The panoramic effect.• Often used as an establishing shot (see other powerpoint)
Camera tracking• This is when the camera follows a person or object.• It can move; -forwards - backwards -along a curve -around a person• Follows a track around on the floor around the person or object.
Using a craneA crane is used if the camera has to moveupwards and the camera is simply attached tothe crane. It effectively zooms out and this cansignify the end of a shot or scene.
Stedicam•A stedicam is a mechanical object used tostablise the camera to make shots appear to bemore smooth and professional looking.•It can also be used over very uneven surfacesat a high speed and look perfect.
Zooming• Zooming is where a lens on a camera is used to move closer into (zoom in) or back away from (zoom out) an object or person.• It is done so the actual camera doesn’t have to move and it makes it easier for the people filming to manoeuvre around the set. (Cameras can weigh a lot).• Used for dramatic effect.
Tilting• Where the camera pans, but vertically.• For example, a camera could follow a building upwards to emphasise its height.