High-angle POVs are a great way to tell a story, which is why they are a popular technique in movies and shows. Depending on the effect you’re going for, they can be as low as just above eye level or as high as directly above the subject. When used to show the landscape or a fight sequence, it can provide an almost omniscient point of view and add context to the scene, but when used to draw characters, it can make them seem small and vulnerable.
High angles also effectively convey a sense of thrill—it can be rather exhilarating to imagine yourself in a character’s shoes when standing on the edge of a cliff or sitting in a swing above the clouds!
Take a look at this series of illustrations featuring various high-angle POVs. Even the most mundane scene can look different when seen from an unusual vantage point!