Un camarógrafo es parte director, parte hombre de sonido y parte editor. Usted estará a cargo de las imágenes que el público ve en la televisión, en DVD y en pantallas de cine. Trabajará en el estudio, en ubicaciones remotas y como parte del equipo de posproducción que edita y prepara películas, programas de televisión y otras producciones de video. trabajando en TV, películas, videos musicales, eventos deportivos y documentales.
The videographer works as part of the production team that creates video products. She also directs multi-camera studio equipment and video switching. She generates and inserts on-screen text and graphics in live productions using cameras, DVRs, switching equipment and a piece of digital editing equipment called an edit controller. Editing is done digitally, since all video is done digitally these days. This includes streaming video for a variety of Internet uses and formats.
Videographers also use audio mixing equipment, tweak the studio lighting and control the studio mikes. They must be able to prepare secondary footage for use in live productions, such as the background footage that’s scattered through live news reports. Videographers must also be able to perform routine video and audio equipment maintenance. As if that isn’t enough, they have duties in the field, as well.
In the field or remote location, the videographer will set up and place the lighting and the audio equipment for location work. He operates the portable equipment and works with the other production staff in pre-production planning and production. He maintains the video production equipment used in the field, too. Other duties in the field are similar to those in the studio, except that the outside world is the videographer’s backdrop.
Back in the shop or studio, the videdographer becomes part of the post-production team. She reviews the footage that she and others shot. She eliminates the segments and scenes where things have gone wrong using editing software. She inserts computer graphics and special effects as required, and, using the internal and external duplication services available to the production company, delivers the final product.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, videographers are part of the larger group identified as film and video editors, and camera operators. The bureau expects little change in the employment of camera operators between 2010 and 2020. Current growth in the profession is about 2 percent per year. Employment growth for film and video editors in the same period is projected at 5 percent, well below the 14 percent growth projected for all other U.S. occupations.