The below supercut from Fandor‘s Jacob T. Swinney examines several famous examples of the bird’s-eye shot in cinema and also details the emotions that each one convey.
Writes Swinney, “Beyond simply showcasing magnitude, the bird’s-eye may be the most versatile shot in a filmmaker’s arsenal. Within different contexts, it can be used to communicate everything from confinement to freedom. This video explores six different uses of the bird’s-eye shot with examples from a variety of films.”
Watch below and read the full story here.