‘God’s eye view’ montage

Check out this montage of spellbinding ‘top-down’ shots taken from various films. All credit goes to YouTuber Editcadet1, who explains “This type of shot is commonly referred to as a “God’s Eye View” angle. The camera lens is perpendicular to the subject without any POV reference, which gives the viewer an omniscient viewpoint of the character and the surrounding space”. See how many you can recognize:

2 thoughts on “‘God’s eye view’ montage

  1. Cathy Landicho

    That’s really cool, actually – kinda felt like God for a couple minutes. Power of film, etc.

    Reminded me of the last sequence in Radiohead’s “Just” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8&ob=av2e

    Still can’t think of a plausible reason why they’re all lying on the pavement – but it’s a kickass song, so whatevs. Oh 1995, when Phil Selway had hair and Ed O’Brien wore sunglasses indoors…


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