Digital Storytelling

Camera Angles



A low camera angle lets people appear more heroic or menacing, or simply directs attention to the sky. Common objects can look alien when captured from an unusual perspective, like the leaves of plants in image c. You should experiment with the camera angle until the resulting image satisfies both your aesthetic and conceptual expectations.



image a

image b

image c


image d

When the camera is higher than usual (images d and e), it has a different effect, of being above the scene, removed, knowing more than the objects that are being filmed.

image e