Lol those are great! I love the 3rd person view! Its the same in Goldeneye 64. When you are, say, in an air vent, other players can't see your head because its going through the ceiling. You can see well below the ceiling though. That means your view is coming from your chest area. Actually, its probably the same in any first person shooter ever.
Like a wise man once said, "I am a very wise man."