PLAYING GOD IN PSYCHO (1960) Watching movies through the Almighty perspective.
Bird’s-eye view: When the subject is photographed directly overhead, the angle is disorienting, which perhaps explains its infrequent use. “Bird’s-eye shot” are sometimes employed in films dealing with the theme of fate and destiny, for this angle provides us with a kind of Godlike omniscience, in which the character below can seem insignificance.
All told, the sequence clocks in at around six minutes. Fukunaga and the crew ran through the whole thing seven times while the cameras were rolling. The director built in possible edit points if two takes had to be combined to make the perfect version of the shot, but anyone who is wondering should know that the sequence everyone saw in the episode is, in fact, a true single take and one of the great achievements of filmmaking for television - True Detective: How Did They Pull Off That Final Shot?