What is an Overhead shot?
In short, it’s a technique where a camera looks straight down above a table with objects placed on it. Also known as a Top Down shot, this style of video or photo technique is best used when showing food, gadgets, make up and tutorials.
It’s even used when showing any commercial product to get sales.
Overhead shots place the viewer in the heart of the action giving them centre stage of all that is happening.
If you see the Food, Crafts and Artist examples below, you’ll get a feel of this technique.
food shots, but a big part of it is how it is filmed
to further create engagement.
5 – MINUTE CRAFTS
Simple crafts and DIY projects to make in 5 minutes.
The videos on this channel are SO good. You end up
binge watching them!
The creators use top down shots along with close-ups.
The videos become so simple to follow with this method.
An artist and digital content creator giving in-depth how-to videos to help newbies create with her.
She uses top down shots along with close-up shots making it really easy to follow.CLICK TO WATCH
As you saw on the channels above, the best instructional videos are those taken from above as it places the viewer right in the action. I’ll now show how I place the camera overhead, or above the table.