What You’ll Do

  • Work with the director to establish the look and feel of the film
  • Select the appropriate camera equipment and determine the settings for a scene or video
  • Work with the lighting designer to fit the film settings¬†to the lighting
  • Collaborate on the filming and editing to improve the production
  • Edit the scene based upon the director’s vision
  • Work with and direct clients to film the video, based upon the type of event
  • Establish¬†a shooting schedule
  • Edit videos using computer editing software

Pure and simple, a videographer career entails recording and editing film and videos: music and entertainment, private events, or informational videos, such as a documentary. As the chief camera operator, you’ll collaborate to get the job done right (and hopefully on or under budget) and team with the director, producer and lighting designer. If you’re self-employed you’ll work with clients or corporations who want you to film an event or create a video profile of their company. You may edit your own work, so you’ll need to master editing computer software such as VideoStudio Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro CC. More and more, videographers are using digital cameras because they offer more flexibility and angle options.

You Are

  • Creative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Open-minded
  • Organized
  • Patient
  • A problem solver

You Should Have

  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Visual skills
  • Technical skills
  • Time-management skills
  • A desire to collaborate