How to become a Videographer
- Price: £5.99
- Published: August 2015
- Type: Business Opportunity Profile
- Format: PDF
- What qualifications and skills are required?
- What are the key market issues and trends?
- What are the main trading issues?
- Further information
Freelance videographers are commissioned to produce video recordings of events such as weddings, conferences and award ceremonies, corporate training videos and promotional films, online videos and news footage. The service typically includes the entire production process, from the recording and editing of footage to the delivery of the finished video, usually in DVD format. Increasingly recordings are produced for up-loading online onto the customer's website, for publication in the form of video blogs (Vlogs) or via platforms such as YouTube, which also provides potential for a relatively new income stream via affiliate marketing and revenue generation as a YouTube partner.
The increasing availability of affordable high-quality 'entry-level' cameras that include video functions, along with the relative simplicity of editing videos for publication online have made it easier for amateur videographers to provide extremely professional videography services and have led to the market becoming more competitive.
This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a videographer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.