Using multiple camera angles can bring your production to the next level. Have you ever wondered what makes a production look more professional? One technique many filmmakers use is multiple camera angles and this is for good reason. Multiple camera angles allow you to show what is going on in a scene in multiple different ways. Using this technique can help bring your film up a notch in terms of quality as well as professionalism.
Why should I use multiple camera angles?
There are multiple reasons to use multiple camera angles and they all boil down to the fact that they help give another angle or edge to whatever you are showing. For example, when two people are talking very often it is difficult or near impossible to frame them with one angle where both of their faces are seen. This can create an obstacle for someone who is trying to convey emotion with how they are acting. By using two different camera angles in this case one can see what is going on and how someone is reacting to it. Furthermore, altering camera angles can also serve as backups in case something ever happens to the original.
How can I set up multiple camera angles?
Multiple camera angles can be set up in multiple ways all depending on preference as well as budget. Going back to the previous example it would make sense here to have two identical cameras and two different operators for each camera. This will make the action as cohesive and natural as possible. For a different case sometimes a point of view shot is needed and here a GoPro or similar camera can be used as it is easily attached to someone’s body. There are loads of other methods and techniques and there is surely one out there for you.
It could be a good idea to seek professional help when needing multiple camera angles. Professionals will know just how to set up what is needed for you. Additionally, they will have all the equipment as well as knowledge of how to use that equipment.