A shot which looks down upon a scene or a character.
a shot in the subject is filmed from above.
A shot taken from above a subject, creating a sense of "looking down" upon whatever is photographed.
See Camera Angle.
A shot looking down on the action.
In film, a high angle shot is usually when the camera is located high (often above head height)and the shot is angled downwards (in contrast to a bird's eye shot). This shot is used sometimes in scenes of confrontation and fights to show which person has the higher power. The subject of a high angle shot looks vulnerable or insignificant; if the shot represents a character's point of view the shot can also be used to make the character tall, more powerful or threatening.