a short taken from a normal height; that is the character's eye level. Ninety to ninety-five percent of the shots seen are eye level, because it is the most natural angle.
The camera is above the subject. This usually has the effect of making the subject look smaller than normal, giving him or her the appearance of being weak, powerless, and trapped.
The camera films subject from below. This usually has the effect of making the subject look larger than normal, and therefore strong, powerful, and threatening.