Module 3: good images

Camera viewpoint

Carefully choose the camera position and angle, but also note that the place where the camera is positioned is very important. A viewpoint from the character (Point of View Shot or POV) for instance allows us to watch the unraveling story together with the players and increases our involvement in the film. Also check the camera-subject distance: close-up, medium shot and long shot are the three main distance creators, and each has a different effect. Furthermore, characters and objects can be filmed with a bird's eye view or with a worm's eye view.

Example of a worm's eye view
Example of a bird's eye view