Home » Articles » Blog » What ANGLE Should You FILM At And WHY? What ANGLE Should You FILM At And WHY? December 7, 2019 Bruce Wright 100 Articles, Blog Tags: angle, camera, canon, cinema, cinematic, drone, feels, film, filmmaking, gimbal, haapoja, learn, matti, Panasonic, premiere, shoot, sony, travel, Tutorial Previous: Drill Press Angle Jig / Drilling Holes on an Angle Next: Full Face TESTING BRAND NEW Makeup! Worth it or Toss it?! Related posts Close Up Shots that POP | The Best Camera Angles in Film From even before Norma Desmond called for the infamous shot, right? “Alright, Mr.DeMille, I’m ready for my close up.” Hollywood has been obsessed with the… Examples: Simplify and Evaluate a Trig Expression Using a Double Angle Identity – IN THIS VIDEO WE’LL USE DOUBLE ANGLE IDENTITIES TO SIMPLIFY AND THEN EVALUATE THE FOLLOWING EXPRESSIONS. SO THE FIRST EXPRESSION IS COSINE SQUARED PI… About The Author Bruce Wright 100 Comments Matti Haapoja says: September 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm Go follow on Twitch if you guys want more Livestreams! I miss doing more of them 🙁 Reply Jan Hemstad says: September 19, 2018 at 7:06 pm Great video, Matti! The angle makes all the difference. My favorite way to use camera tilt angle is shifting the angle with a camera move to give a strong sense of power shift in a scene. Reply Jonathan & Jerusha says: September 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm Great work Matti 😀 Reply Joespn says: September 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm Interesting Matti! Reply Danny Derrick says: September 19, 2018 at 7:32 pm I needed to hear this! Thanks Matti! Reply LENSFROST says: September 19, 2018 at 8:02 pm I‘m new to your channel. Every New Video is getting better and i think i can use your advice to improve my projects. Thank you 🙏🏻 namaste! Reply Matas Kėblis says: September 19, 2018 at 8:11 pm I would love to see your opinion about the lens angles and how can it change the story. Also then its better to use static and moving angles Reply Your Backyard says: September 19, 2018 at 8:33 pm Do the angles that I watch YouTube videos at matter? Because I watch with my phone lowered to imply that I am looking from above…gives me some added authority 😂 Reply Onlyonestinger videos says: September 19, 2018 at 8:35 pm Matti , do us some Canadian Train footage, how to shoot videos that looks awesome, even drone vids of trains. I enjoy all your expert advice Thanks Reply Mani Bamiri says: September 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm wow!is that fujifilm xt3 in your hand? Reply Debra Dukes says: September 19, 2018 at 8:49 pm Mattie Love watching both you and Peter truly enjoy and definitely Awesome advice Deb👌👍✌ Reply Youri Watson says: September 19, 2018 at 9:09 pm Bring back tf feedback🙏 best series ever Reply Franz Tomandl says: September 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm Now do this 2.0 video that includes angles and also different lenses. Would be nice something about distance and blablabla hahaha Reply Tina Piliouras says: September 19, 2018 at 9:29 pm Great hints but your driving me nuts will all your hand motions Reply のぢGrey says: September 19, 2018 at 9:42 pm wide angle. Reply AML Films says: September 19, 2018 at 10:08 pm My favorite teacher Reply mark baily says: September 19, 2018 at 10:27 pm My friend has the a7iii and I’m getting the xt3 so can’t wait to hear your thoughts. I’m so hoping I’m making the right decision. When will your review/thoughts be up? Keep up the great work. Ps u were flamed on the Sony groups on fb for your last video lol Reply Жизнь в Австралии • Family Vlog says: September 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm do you get another pillow (bigger one) from youtube for 500K normally? Reply Ryan Solomon says: September 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm Banger tip, Matti Reply rheddnoir says: September 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm This is literally everything in a Spike Lee video that’s been on YouTube for years now. Good info, but not new info. Reply Lindsay Goodwin says: September 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm When you are vlogging, I really don't like it when you put the camera on the ground and crouch into the frame. It's just uncomfortable to watch. Reply Lucas says: September 19, 2018 at 11:33 pm Don’t you get lens distortion sometimes? Reply Tim Gomes says: September 19, 2018 at 11:48 pm really cool tips! Will apply soon! Reply TohirT says: September 20, 2018 at 12:00 am Matti, you should have a more distinct thumbnail style or intro or smth to highlight that this is a series. I really like these videos and I think someone seeing it for the first time would get enticed by realizing that it is a series! Retention for you, more videos for us 🙂 Reply RJTech says: September 20, 2018 at 12:38 am Great tip Mattie, but would focal length affect how much of an angle to use? What if you want to look a little thinner? Would not a shot from a a little below be unflattering for a chubby person? And yet you want to look authoritative…any ideas? Reply Phil Sim says: September 20, 2018 at 12:56 am 1:37 HE SHOOTS DOGS! …jk.. I may only be here cuz you're Peter's friend Reply ifCalCan says: September 20, 2018 at 1:22 am You are the best. Now i go create!! Reply introvertedlens says: September 20, 2018 at 2:22 am You always have great tips and helpful information. Thank you so much again. Great video. Reply Zdenka Darula says: September 20, 2018 at 2:26 am this is very interesting for me to watch … I am a photographer BUT… I see lots of similarities when it comes to camera positions like that… I like to tell story though my photos as well especially when it comes to candid photos and those things apply in photography as well… great video.. as always… cheers Reply Bikram magar says: September 20, 2018 at 3:34 am Hey matti. What ever you are doing, I am learning a lot from you. Thank you. Keep it up. Reply It's Just Ant says: September 20, 2018 at 3:35 am Love your channel but cheap stabilizer – clicks link $469! You must be a ballin… at that price, not cheap at all. Reply Nick Almand says: September 20, 2018 at 4:26 am Hey Matti, what if you want the up-angle look but you or your subject are worried about it looking unflattering (i.e. double-chin)? If they’re not speaking into the camera then you can have them look up as well—maybe off to the side—but what if they’re supposed to be speaking directly into the camera? Stick with straight-on for those shots? Reply Markus Gjengaar says: September 20, 2018 at 4:35 am Wow the Fuji image looks amazing! Reply the kat attack says: September 20, 2018 at 5:18 am Hey Matti, you keep putting out this great content and I'm learning so much, thank you!! Speaking of angles, would you consider making a video teaching us how to use/apply tilt-shift? Reply Adin Walls says: September 20, 2018 at 5:31 am Ah the X-T3 I really hope you like it. Reply Ali Balogun says: September 20, 2018 at 6:01 am anybody else think this video is a bit blurry/soft. im watchig at 1080p Reply Nonsolovita says: September 20, 2018 at 8:05 am added on twitch i am gonna wait to see you there 😉 Reply Zac Mac says: September 20, 2018 at 8:45 am 4:14 you look up their nose thou bit weird tbh Reply M R says: September 20, 2018 at 9:54 am Matti, thanks for sharing your great tips, Love your videos.. I have a question, if no body help me for filmmaking shots then how can i shots for my self…?? Reply Fatcalf Media says: September 20, 2018 at 9:55 am Much needed conversation… thanks Matti 🙂 Reply Portrait Mood says: September 20, 2018 at 10:07 am hey.. i m looking for answer.. sorry my english is little bad but hope you can understand. so here is my question "suppose that , i m using signle point focus on my camera. then i m press sutter button half way and lock my focus, then i m going to 2 step forward, so what happen woth now with my focus? is my focus will go 2 step backward ? or it will remain same place ? " ans me please Reply Rohit Naik says: September 20, 2018 at 11:01 am Thanks Matti for this simple yet important lessons. Btw are you planning to visit Germany? Reply Bonez Lo says: September 20, 2018 at 11:09 am ProTip: water is wet. Reply Kevin Maschke says: September 20, 2018 at 11:13 am I can't wait for the X-T3 review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Darren Russ says: September 20, 2018 at 11:46 am Can’t wait for X-T3 review!! Would love to see autofocus tests to see how smooth it is, and also, auto iso. Apparently Fuji said they fixed an issue where auto exposure would be “steppy” and not smooth, would love clarification as I have X-T2 and looking to upgrade 🙂 Reply mikey karisma says: September 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm thank you. Reply CNMTCFilms says: September 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm I guess you just film upwards because you're so small😂😂 #nohate Reply Elisa Kuratli says: September 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm great tips, thank you!!! can’t wait for the xt3 review 🙂 Reply Jonathan Ormandy says: September 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm so you streaming edits on twitch? Reply Ash Glover says: September 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm Such a good point about subtle height changes – that shot of you talking was veeeery subtly looking up – but it definitely impacts the feeling. Great tip, thanks!realizing i just point my camera too straight and boring! 🙂 Reply Brickolo _ says: September 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm What if your shooting something small and want to shoot it from underneath but there is ground right under your subject? Reply Jose Antonio Alvarado says: September 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm What kind of livestream is he making? Reply Shashank Inguva says: September 20, 2018 at 3:43 pm Now this good Reply JLDWG says: September 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm Thanks Matti, Great video! Reply Paolo Massa says: September 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm Are u going with peter mckinnon to photokina ? Reply Sam Holland says: September 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm Love your videos Matti. Could you do one about the HSL secondary colours if you have time one day? 🙂 I feel like that has the potential to take my colour grading up a notch and put me at notch 1 😛 Cheers. Sam Reply Josh Cromley says: September 20, 2018 at 4:29 pm A lot of my video subjects are filmed at more of a downward angle. Mostly because I'm 6'2" and the people I'm filming are 26" and 5'1" Reply Adam Masato Goldsmith says: September 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm I feel like you’ve done this video already Reply Bald&Fat says: September 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm Thank you for your good advices! Reply SpirIT says: September 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm Well, I hoped more tips then up and down… There is so much more to talk about! Reply Gary Zhao says: September 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm Quick question: why do so many vloggers like to crouch in front of the camera to talk? Is it related to the angles that Matti is talking about? Reply Streamin Freedom says: September 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm As a stage speaker, what your saying is something we have often seen, and it’s a bit of a ninja trick to create more sales. (Never be below your audience.). Never thought a about it regarding video though. Thanks for the all the Tips! Reply Blaise Dahl says: September 20, 2018 at 6:20 pm Matti Thank you for this awesome Content!!! I Love it!! Reply chrismas says: September 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm I find this video funny coming from someone who places the camera low then squats to get in frame. Love your work though Matti! Also, the camera skin tone look good. Reply ZIMBERLIN says: September 20, 2018 at 7:28 pm This channel is so awesome. But is it just me or does he always look as if he is saying "yyeeaaahhhh nooooooo, you can try to be like me but yeaahhhh noooooo, you will never be yeahhhhh…. noooo" Now I'll go back to listening to what he is saying. Yeahhhh Reply Phil Carpenter says: September 20, 2018 at 9:21 pm Short and sweet and something I never thought too much about. Thanks, buddy (: Reply Atom Artz says: September 21, 2018 at 12:04 am That thumbnail brought me towards the video….as always amazing video Reply g3mccotter says: September 21, 2018 at 1:45 am Streaming on YouTube messed with their algorithms and has had a negative impact on views and subs huh? It's too bad YouTube does this and hasn't addressed this to help the community switch more to Livestreams on their platform. I stream on a few different platforms on my gaming channel. Reply kaddy brar says: September 21, 2018 at 2:04 am Great tips Reply bienveqe says: September 21, 2018 at 2:08 am Hey Matti as always ! Great pro tip ! Reply SAUCE says: September 21, 2018 at 3:01 am Your hair is amazing ! Reply Nicholas Fox says: September 21, 2018 at 3:57 am I love this video! Helped me out so much, i like to try to relate to my audience and ahow them that i am just like everyone else and going through the same things so i am going to start filming level with my face. Thanks again man!👊👍🔥 Reply Joel Kamm Films says: September 21, 2018 at 6:26 am Well I mean this rule is probably not new for most if the visitors. I‘ve heard it 100x. But still I almost never really think about it while filming I kever really used the well known rule so I‘m glad you reminded me. Reply Zz_FoTo says: September 21, 2018 at 11:19 am excelent theme… power knowladge… thanks Reply Mike Lunc. says: September 21, 2018 at 11:39 am Totally agree. From a psychological point of view that makes sense. Reply RuddyUddy l FilmMaking Tutorials says: September 21, 2018 at 12:06 pm Could have been explained in a one min vid Reply Steliyan Trifonov says: September 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm Nice example of yourself 😀 Reply Kim SOSSON says: September 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm Thx for the tips. Will be on the to do list for tomorrow 👍🏻 Reply DJ COLQUITT says: September 22, 2018 at 12:52 am What were the wireless mics you used again? Thanks!! Reply Haider Abbas says: September 22, 2018 at 4:43 pm My XT3 is on the way coming. Would love to see tips on getting cinematic shots including b-rolls, specially HD 120p vs 4k 60p slow-down. Reply Earth Phreeraphat says: September 23, 2018 at 4:05 am Quick tips useful : ) Reply itchban says: September 23, 2018 at 5:46 am Why are you always standing above / looking down at your camera in your videos Matti? Just curious.. Reply Theo Belnou - Le Mouton Migrateur says: September 23, 2018 at 10:00 pm Thanks a lot for all the tips you give us in your videos, it help me to produce better content on my Youtube channel 😉And congratulation for your almost 500K sub ! That's huge ! 🖖 Reply OrlandoPla says: September 24, 2018 at 1:31 am In regards to "peoples image rights" … I see some popular vloggers entering public places were faces are clearly visible. When you want people in the background to be blur and when you want people in the backgroung to be in focus. People in the news business have everybody in focus but is that wise for a vlogger? Reply Temuulen Bayasgalan says: September 24, 2018 at 2:45 am Do log luts work on every logs (C-log, D-log, S-log)??? Reply TopicRuben says: September 24, 2018 at 12:22 pm Good tips man. Thanks, this comes very handy mostly for small channels like mine. 🙏 Reply mixiah says: September 24, 2018 at 8:24 pm Shooting upwards on a headshot just looks straight up their nose! Such a no-no Reply WeiS PRoDuCTioNS says: September 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm Great explanation. Clear and simple. Reply The Open Wings says: September 27, 2018 at 5:31 pm hey Matti, great video. I totally agree with you. Reply Adrian López says: September 28, 2018 at 3:19 am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3I1iAmXgNI Reply Piyush So Lucky says: September 28, 2018 at 4:11 pm Thankyou so much, got a brief idea how to put all together 🤗😇 Reply Petter Lystad says: September 28, 2018 at 7:27 pm Relax a little when you talk, love your videos 🙂 Reply Will S. says: October 6, 2018 at 4:53 am A great American movie that really takes advantage of angles (and framing) is Citizen Kane. Classic movie. Reply Mac Magic says: October 7, 2018 at 11:39 am Hi..Thanks a lot.The way you narrate the Content is really inspiriring.God bless you. Reply Efisio Cross | Orchestral says: October 15, 2018 at 8:31 pm ❤️ Reply Roby Ki says: October 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm Hi MattI! Thank you!!! Do you have any books suggestions? Thank you for your job!! Reply Bob Hanuman says: November 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm I recently had an issue with an interview/FAQ I did with a real estate guy. Lifting the camera just a few inches up made a huge huge difference. I was shooting every so slightly up but he was always looking over the top of the camera and not connecting to the viewers. I'll have to put an action figure on the top of the lens that he can talk to next week. Reply Cristian Jovanovic says: January 20, 2019 at 11:35 pm ok, now i now why people don't like my videos. I've always film more high. I'm insignificant🤓Thanks for the advise, as always! Reply Joseph Svennson says: April 25, 2019 at 5:59 am Why does every youtubers have a shelf behind them? Is it part of the starter kit 😂? Cool videos bro Reply Jimbo Jones says: December 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm Hornsonn Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.