reverse angle shot

A reverse angle shot is a camera angle composed of a shot photographed from the opposite (or reverse) side of a subject to provide a different perspective or different angle from the preceding shot. In a dialogue scene between characters, a shot of the second participant is commonly composed as an over-the-shoulder shot; sometimes known as a 180-degree angle shot or change in perspective. The alternating pattern between two characters' points of view is known as "shot/reverse shot."