Videographer Vs. Photographer
Responsibilities of Videographers vs. Photographers
These artists move from project to project, gaining bids for jobs and drafting contracts, which may include budgets, necessary materials, and timelines for shoots. In fact, to gain new clients, they may post their finished work on websites after copyrighting it. After they get a gig, it is their responsibility to transport their equipment to the locations and set it up. In fact, they may also have to plan ahead and obtain permission to use the location. During filming, they typically frame shots to maximize the focus on the subject or action.
Job responsibilities of a videographer include:
- Filming sporting events and wedding ceremonies
- Editing raw footage to create a seamless piece
- Putting together video and audio material for advertisements
- Capturing footage for news broadcasts
Whether they are self-employed, working for a magazine, agency, or other organization, photographers are charged with the task of capturing subjects. They may develop a digital portfolio to show potential clients as a way of advertising themselves. Additionally, self-employed photographers schedule appointments and add events to their calendars. These artists may travel significantly to reach schools or event locations. During a photo shoot for a magazine, they choose backgrounds, the lighting, and pose the subject. Another task for these artists could be to take images of scenery or individuals for newspapers to support stories.
Job responsibilities of a photographer include:
- Designing the composition of the image, including the angle and lighting
- Editing or enhancing images using computer software
- Utilizing lenses, filters, drones, and printers
Is videography difficult than photography?
- In photography you light and style the set for only one camera position at once. In video you are lighting and styling for an entire camera path, and/or multiple positions. The whole thing has to orchestrate
- In video there is the sound factor – photography not.
- In video you cannot use the lightweight and extremely powerful strobes – able to fight the sun – that photography offers. Even if such tools existed, they would be so bright that they would be unusable for talent if left on for less than very brief flash.
Generally, video is a whole different game requiring a bigger team with much more training. That is not to say that great photography does not take great talent, only that video, if you want to be a real professional at the high end, is much more difficult, both as a craft and technically, much more expensive, and much more work.
Difference Between Photography and Videography
Director vs. documenter.
A photographer is some kind of a director in away. He will be talking and the people listen, he will be like I can’t see you come closer, put your hands at the back, look at me, tilt your head left, look at each other, look into his eyes, those are just some of the things that every photographer say and do. Yes, he will let the bride and groom do things their way but the time he will be required to direct some things from time to time.
A photographer will in most cases in control of the first part of the wedding directing those family photos that are at times very stressful. A photographer who is a director will be able to handle every situation calmly and shoot some excellent photos.
A videographer, on the other hand, is completely opposite of a photographer. A videographer is no director, he puts his hands off the proceedings of the wedding. 99 percent of the shots a videographer will take are usually candid and not- posed actions. He will be moving from one position to the other like a ninja trying to find people showing real emotions and laughing so that he can film them and add them to the wedding video.
A videographer has to find the actions in stationary and think what people are about and be sure to be there before they do it so as to film the moment. Unlike photographers who pose people, a videographer will capture the people breaking those poses and capture them smiling and laughing while in most cases they don’t even know they are being recorded. He will be documenting the journey instead of directing their destination.
SKILLS NEEDED TO BE A VIDEOGRAPHER
Videographers may be responsible for transporting or setting up this equipment, shooting, hauling it away, and then creating the movie or film clip.
Some typical responsibilities include:
- Working with a Creative Director or collaborative team to create the film or video product
- Figuring out what type of equipment to use
- Cleaning and disassembling hardware
- Setting up and tearing down cameras, audio recorders, lighting, microphones, and props
- Calibrating and maintaining equipment
- Doing small repairs on broken equipment
- Preparing background film or “B” rolls as well as live feed
- Troubleshoots problems with the equipment
- Interviewing people and creating a film clip via editing raw footage
- Working in the studio as part of a production team to edit film
- Inserting closed captioning, graphics, or other on-screen text into a video
- Adding computer graphics and special effects to a video
Videographer Duties and Responsibilities
Videographers perform various job duties based on the event they’re recording and the needs of the hiring business or individual. Despite those differences, however, these core job tasks are the same everywhere:
Capture Action on Camera
Videographers record important events using camera, lighting, and audio equipment.
Videographers direct people to capture specific action and events for the camera.
Edit Recorded Video
Videographers edit captured video to tell concise, visually pleasing stories.
Set Up Equipment
Videographers set up and break down recording equipment before and after use. This includes taping down cables for safety.
Videographers keep all video and audio equipment in good working order, replacing pieces as necessary.
Design Promotional Videos
Videographers create short promotional videos for the hiring company or for personal marketing purposes.
Videographers negotiate rates with clients based on the amount of time spent filming and editing video materials.
Videographers track time spent shooting and editing video in order to create invoices for clients or to fill out timesheets for employers.