Capture events, weddings, and small music videos on film.
What does a Videographer do?
A videographer is hired to record videos for television, internet, and film. Unlike cinematographers who perform similar tasks working on the sets of major motion pictures and record on film, videographers usually employ some kind of electronic media. This may be videotape, hard disk, streaming media, and so on.
As a videographer you work on smaller productions such as commercials, documentaries, weddings, music videos, or corporate promotions. Typically you work alone or with small teams of light technicians and sound technicians. And aside from the actual shooting process of operating the camera, you may be accountable for repair and maintenance of equipment, lighting and sound, and editing.
Your work is very useful in smaller venues where the cost and hassle of a film crew isn’t desirable. Like at a wedding, for example…no bride wants a camera dolly rolling down the aisle at the end of her train. Instead your craft is small, portable, and very open to digital manipulation, so you can accomplish all sorts of interesting filming.
If this type of work sounds interesting to you, becoming a videographer could be a wise career choice: The improvement of digital cameras, the unabated expansion of the Internet, and other advances in technology are rapidly changing the industry and driving its growth.