The angles of view are very important when directing a music video because they provide extra and prime information about the emotion of the scene and the character’s condition. There are three fundamental angles of view characterized by the angle of attack from which the video is shot, but we must remember that no matter the angle of view, the character often position themselves differently in front of the camera (facing the camera, three quarter front, side, three quarter back, back…).
Note that you can film progressive angle changes to show the emotional evolution of the scene. There are also other very original angles of view that bring new sensations felt by the viewer that we will discuss further ahead.
In a medium view the camera is positioned facing the subject, which can be oriented in multiple ways. Like the name suggests the camera is located in a medium view-range, positioned as if the viewer is facing the subject, while providing a neutral observation of the scene that takes place or a ratio of equality between the viewer and the subject.
High Angle View
The high angle view belittles the subject, crushes it and manifests its physical and also its psychological inferiority. To some extent, the angle of view is more important the more we accentuate that feeling.
Low Angle View
As you’ll understand, the low angle evokes the reversed feeling of the high angle. The size, the physical and the psychological superiority of the subject are put in advance, so the viewer is dominated and can feel a sense of oppression from the viewer.