Above is a high angle shot. Note: any shot above your subject is a high angle, they do not have to be on the floor to be considered one.  

Above is a high angle shot. Note: any shot above your subject is a high angle, they do not have to be on the floor to be considered one.

 

Low angle: You do not have to make your shot this dramatic or hide in a trunk.  You can be as subtle or extreme as you like

Low angle: You do not have to make your shot this dramatic or hide in a trunk.  You can be as subtle or extreme as you like

High Angle and Low Angle Shot

Using your camera (with or without a tripod) shoot two different images of another person:

A high angle: shooting someone from above. Any height.

A low angle: shooting someone from below. 

You are welcome to frame the clips any way you want, but you must show that you are considering screen balance, head room, and lead room. The shot must be in focus and exposed properly meaning no camera noise or loss of detail in either the highlights or the shadows.  

Note: Keep in mind that students often make the mistake of leaving too much head room on a high angle and too little on a low angle.