Videography refers to the process or art of making video films or delivering a completed video product. Videographers are instrumental in the production of a diverse range of productions including television commercials or full-length TV shows, corporate compilations, event specific videos, even home videos can technically fall into this category.
Videographers typically capture raw footage or moving images using electronic and streaming media. The output may be stored on videotapes or hard drives, or potentially streamed directly without electronic storage. The term videographer does not simply categorize anyone who captures moving images behind a video camera. In fact, videography can refer to the actual camera operator, the person responsible for visual design, or post production.
Videography is a highly skilled enterprise, requiring a mix of creative flair and learned techniques to deliver a quality result for clients. Characteristics of top videographers include:
- Technology adoption - Proficiency in using advanced editing software is mandatory, as is an enthusiasm for understanding and employing key technological advancements. Videographers should be excited about the latest technology and integrating it into their work.
- Continual improvement - A leading videographer will have a desire for continued improvement, never satisfied with the work they have just completed, and constantly looking to learn.
- Adaptive - Completing a video shoot can be complex. From creating storyboards and shot lists to building sets. Invariably everything doesn't always go smoothly. A videographer needs to be able to adapt to unanticipated changes quickly and smoothly.
- Lighting expert - Lighting is everything when creating high-quality videos. An obsession on how shots are illuminated and the impact of light sources is critical.
- Composition expertise - A videographer needs to be skilled in lining every element of filming up perfectly. Composition expertise is learned and enhanced over time. Experience is a necessity.
- A love of angles - Intriguing and unique angles make for a wonderful aesthetic. A good videographer takes the time to get the angles just right.
Whether you're creating a corporate video, marketing or advertising, educational materials, music videos, a product demonstration, wedding video, documentary or any other form of video content, chances are you need a high-quality videographer.
Have you considered the services of a freelance videographer? Not only is this a more cost effective option than leveraging most film studios and post production houses, but freelancers also tend to be more flexible and readily available.
Freelancer.com is home to hundreds of expert videographers from throughout the globe. You can find the perfect employee for your video production, editing or post production job.
The process of attracting a skilled videographer couldn't be easier. List your project on Freelancer.com and you will attract the attention of expert video producers who will pitch their services. Analyze skill sets, review recent work experience (including direct feedback from employers), engage in live chat, and then make your selection.
A top quality freelance videography is only a few clicks away from completing your next job. With over 19 million users worldwide, you're bound to find the right person for the job. Post a project to get started!