Camera Angles Like music affect how the viewer feels in a particular shot or scene for example a low angle looking up  at a character can convey a sense of overwhelming-ness or the feeling that that character is above the other one in a sense. This effect is true for pretty much every Shot type its what makes the difference between a good movie and bad one ( In a Cinematography sense )

Lots of things have to be taken into account when thinking about this Like camera movement , lighting etc . What makes a good shot is the management of these factors and how you incorporate them into ones work .

Basic Camera Angle /Shot/Movement Types :


  • Low Angle
  • High Angle
  • Eye Level
  • Oblique / Canted Angle
  • Dutch Angle
  • Birds Eye View


  • Close-Up
  • Extreme Close-Up
  • Extreme Long-Shot
  • Pov Shot
  • Long Shot
  • Medium Shot

Camera Movement

  • Pan
  • Tilts
  • Dolly shots
  • Hand-Held Shot
  • Crane shots
  • Zoom Lenses
  • Aerial Shot

Visual Examples of these :

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