Videography – How does it work?
Wedding Videography and Aerial Videography
A Videographer is an individual who works in the field of and video production. A Videographer can be a person working in a News Studio who will be a Camera Operator and will be involved in the sound and lighting of that studio. A Videographer is different from a Cinematographer as a Videographer will usually handle a smaller scale business with less equipment.
However, Videography is not to be confused with Cinematography. Although the line is getting more and more blurred as technology develops further, Cinematography is different from Videography because of the equipment used. Videographers will usually be using a single video camera and maybe a few artificial lighting equipment, Cinematography includes using such equipment as cranes, track and much more lighting equipment. Although special effects and other manipulations fall more under Cinematography, Videography also includes video manipulation as one of its aspects.
A typical, professional Videographer will manage a small business which will handle small scale productions such as commercials, live events and weddings. A Videographer will also be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all recording equipment and editing of videos. Because of this, it is recommended that an individual has a good understanding of computers and electronics if they wish to become a professional videographer, otherwise you may have to constantly pay somebody else to fix or maintain your equipment.
An understanding of Drama and Fine Arts will also be needed, as anybody can point a camera and begin to film, it’s the angle, lighting and timing which will separate you from the amateurs. A Videographer will need to be an independent person who is capable of being able to work individually or manage or be a part of a team that can work in a variety of conditions. As you may be filming for a commercial in a studio one day then out in a meadow filming somebody’s wedding the next.
Qualifications that relate to this career will also help. This can range from doing a GCSE in Media Studies or Majoring in Digital Arts. Because of the practicality of this job, it is possible to work your way up in the business. So as long as you do not mind putting in the extra effort, you can become a professional, independent Videographer by simply working in the business as an assistant.
Many Videographers will also work in Weddings. Weddings can be difficult as
there are cultural differences to consider. For example, Christian weddings wear white dresses for purity or out of popular choice but in Chinese cultures, the bride will choose a red colour to symbolise luck.
Indian weddings are very different. Indian weddings are open, unlike Christian weddings where you need an invitation to attend, therefore some Indian weddings have over 1000 people attend! Also, Indian weddings focus on colours and traditional music and dancing, so it is important that a Wedding Videographer is experienced in different wedding cultures so they know what to expect, what to capture and what equipment to bring.
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