As it eliminates any surrounding elements that may be relevant to the scene’s narrative, it’s really up to the actor’s skill and focus to shape the story.
ICONIC EXAMPLE: Conversation between Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) and John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) about calling up the help of his ancestors in (1997).
In contrast with the low angle shot, this one films from a higher point and looks down on the character or subject, often isolating them in the frame.
Basically the direct opposite of the low angle, it aims to portray the subject as submissive, inferior or weak in some way.
This shot films from a lower point and shoots up at a character or subject, making them appear larger so as to convey them as heroic, dominant or intimidating. ICONIC EXAMPLE: Basically every time a superhero (and villain) first appears in costume in every superhero film.
But another noteworthy one I can’t pass up is the shot of Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) and Donny Donowitz (Eli Roth) during the trunk scene in (2009).
First invented by Alfred Hitchcock in Vertigo to create a dizzying, vertiginous effect, it’s become quite the filming technique among the industry’s top filmmakers.