The camera perspective
is the angle from which an object is filmed. Together with the camera distance
, it defines the viewpoint of the viewer. The angle of the camera strongly influences how the event is perceived by the viewer, because the same object can appear very different when filmed from different angles.
We can make a distinction between the normal view
, the view from above
and the view from below
The camera is at eye level
with the object being filmed. This corresponds most closely to our usual perspective.
Views from above
Views from above are camera angles that are filmed from above eye level. Through the elevated perspective, the viewer looks down on the action from above. This view can be used to emphasise the inferiority of a figure or to give an overview of the situation (Types: High angle
, bird's-eye view
Views from below
is taken below eye level. Because the camera looks up from below, perspective distortions arise that can inspire awe in
the viewer. People filmed from a very low angle sometimes seem superior or threatening (Types: low angle
, frog's-eye perspective