Wedding Special Events Videographer Job Description

April 26, 20120 Comments

Wedding/Special Events Videographer Job Profile and Description

With handheld video camcorders and even smartphones equipped with video, any client can take home videos of special events to immortalize the moments better than any still photos can do. But they tend to be amateurish in all aspects. Thanks to professional Freelance Videographers using significantly better quality video taking skills and equipment, once-in-a-lifetime or special events like weddings, debuts and anniversaries can be captured on video with more cinematic flair and professionalism than clients would care to put on home videos.

Wedding/Special Events Videographer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct marketing for the business and maintain good client relationships with clients for word-pf-mouth promotions.
  • Maintain video capture equipment in top shape prior to any project
  • Keep abreast with video processing and editing technologies.
  • Design and produce business calling cards.

Wedding/Special Events Videographer Skills and Specifications

  • Outstanding visual artistic ability, a good set of eyes and hand-eye coordination
  • Outstanding dexterity in the use of cameras and knowledge in lighting techniques in photography and lens management.
  • Should have entrepreneurial and company skills in managing business.
  • Should have Outstanding interpersonal and people management skills
  • Has high computer literacy to use PC based video editing software

Wedding/Special Events Videographer Education and Qualifications

  • A high school diploma is basic but a post secondary education from film academies the offer courses in film or video production or from community collages that offer digital technologies and computers is required.
  • 2-3 years apprenticeship as assistant film editors is beneficial.

Wedding/Special Events Videographer Salary

The average annual salary for a special events videographer is around $40,000 with the middle 50% earning between $25,000 and $55,000. The lowest 10% received about $18,000 and the highest 10% earned around $75,000. Freelance videographers tend to fluctuate with their projects and because they purchase and maintain their own video cameras they incur more expenses.

Some videographers belong to unions, such as the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians or the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees etc.

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