Camera Angles and Movements
Distanct Angles Make Your Picture Better.
Bird's Eye View
This shows a scene from directly overhead. Familiar objects at this angle might look unrecognizable at first. This shot, however, puts the viewers in a godlike position looking down on the action. Objects or people can be made to look insignificant, ant-like, and part of a wider scheme of things.
Low angles give a sense of confusion and powerlessness to the audience. The added height of the subject can inspire fear and insecurity to the audience. To sum it up, this angle shows that the subject is the dominant one.
This angle is not so extreme as the bird's eye view. Generally, a camera is elevated to give a general overview. High angle make the subject look smaller, but in some cases, it can make the picture look scary.
This type of shot shows imbalance, transition, and instability. This is when the camera becomes the 'eyes' of a particular character, seeing what they see. A handheld camera is normally used for this type shot.
This shot would normally magnify what the human eye would not experience in reality. This shot would only show the eyes or mouth whatsoever with no background detail. This is a artificial shot and can be used for dramatic effect.
The Rules of Third
Sometimes the action is moving too quickly or too unpredictably for the camera to be on a tripod. This calls for making the camera more mobile and able to follow the action of a scene.
A crane can be used to lower and raise the positions of the camera and maybe even the operator.