What does a Videographer do?

A film crew member is responsible for using a camera to take footage of an event or project. They are responsible for ensuring that there are no missed shots for the end production. A few of the main duties of a film crew member are setting up the camera for a shot, performing any routine maintenance, helping the director with a shot, and fixing any problems with the camera. They also have to ensure that the camera is always ready to go. Some of the jobs titles that a film crew member could grow into are director and producer.

A film crew member should have two years of experience working in similar position as well as a Bachelor's degree in a related field. One of the most important skills that a film crew member will have is attention to detail. Another skill is focus as the film crew member will have to ensure that they do not miss any crucial scenes.

  • Ensure that the camera is in working condition
  • Perform routine maintenance on the camera
  • Set up for a scene
  • Help the director shoot scenes
  • Recommend a set up for the scene
  • Participate in pre-production phases of the project
  • Maintain knowledge of camera setups
  • Request repair for any damaged cameras
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Very detail oriented
  • Deep knowledge of the film industry
  • Ability to collaborate with many different teams
  • Great organizational abilities
  • Interpersonal skills to work with many teams
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Able to stand on your feet for at least 8 hours
  • Good knowledge of lighting and film
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Videographer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£33,163 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£20K
Median: £33K
£55K
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Videographer Career Path

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L2
Film Crew Member
£39,499/yr
L3
Film Crew Member III
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L5
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Videographer Insights

Read what Videographer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
HomeVisitHomeVisit
Videographer
11 Oct 2021

“The pay is not good and you're not comped for gas and travel expenses.”

University of OklahomaUniversity of Oklahoma
Videographer
15 Apr 2020

“I had an amazing boss and I got opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects.”

DeloitteDeloitte
Lead Videographer
5 Aug 2020

“Flexible hours and the trust of the coaching staff to allow me to do my job with little supervision was nice.”

Mr. Video ProductionsMr. Video Productions
Videographer
14 Mar 2021

“It was good and nice to travel”

Madison Square GardenMadison Square Garden
Radio Jockey
6 Dec 2019

“Good and friendly environment to work”

AVLA
Manager/In
26 Apr 2020

“You can learn a lot of the business and have a good development of your career.”

Tweetsie RailroadTweetsie Railroad
Entertainment
28 Apr 2021

“Good love it nice kind friendly”

General Logistics SystemsGeneral Logistics Systems
Lagermitarbeiter/in Lagerist Fachkraft Lager
27 Jun 2021

“many downside things and no good salary according to package”

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