Overview

Duties and Responsibilities

Capture Action on Camera

Record important events using camera, lighting, and audio equipment.

Direct Action

Videographers direct people to capture specific action and events for the camera.

Edit Recorded Video

Edit captured video to tell concise, visually pleasing stories.

Set Up Equipment

Set up and break down recording equipment before and after use. This includes taping down cables for safety.

Maintain Equipment

Keep all video and audio equipment in good working order, replacing pieces as necessary.

Design Promotional Videos

Create short promotional videos for the hiring company or for personal marketing purposes.

Track Time

Track time spent shooting and editing video in order to create invoices for clients or to fill out time-sheets for employers.

Skills and Qualifications

Videographers have a good eye for detail and beauty. They use their skills to tell visual stories with video and audio recorded during various events. Employers and individuals who hire videographers seek out professionals who have the following specific skills:

  • Computer skills – Need good computer skills to work with various video editing software programs, such as Adobe, Cinema 4D, and Photoshop
  • Interpersonal skills – Excellent interpersonal skills to work with people of all ages from all walks of life, helping them feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera
  • Time management – Time management skills to work within tight deadlines, capturing action and once-in-a-lifetime moments on camera
  • Multitasking – Capture many different moments, people, and expressions on camera, employers look for professionals with multitasking skills to fill this role
  • Communication skills – Provide direction to capture the right moments on camera, which requires good verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail – Keen attention to detail to make precise edits to captured video and stage beautiful scenes for filming purposes