A crucial factor to the quality of the video creation is to draw together the best video team. If you’ve ever shot in an unfamiliar town, you probably know that finding a good crew can be particularly difficult and daunting. The videographer or Director of Photographer (DP or D.O.P. in England) is at the core of every production team. While crewing up, I recommend beginning with a well-suited videographer and then having the videographer pick the personal sound and lighting. The videographer probably has a strong understanding of the city’s production environment and already has people they want to collaborate with. That helps to develop a strong crew.
Each video has its own unique production difficulties which needs a specific range of skills for the videographer or photographic director (DP). There are his or her abilities with any DP. Some DP/videographers, for instance, are especially good at lighting or green screen shooting, but not generally good at handheld camera work or documentary shooting. When it comes to getting a vast knowledge of lenses and giving the work a cinematic look, those DPs are fantastic. And other videographers have professional talents, such as operating on a jib arm or Steadicam.
One thing to ask is whether a director and videographer are required for your video production. All sports many caps for smaller teams. Some videographers act as directors and will help direct the talent, hold interviews, and have a positive feeling when you get the editing room on what b-roll you’ll like. It is vital that you have a positive vibe on the set and that the customers have a good experience over everything if there are significant customers on the job.
No matter how qualified the videographer and team are, you don’t want to feel uncomfortable in the work setting. Some videographers with clients are especially strong. You will get a feel of not just their abilities, but also their personalities by questioning the videographer. In the meantime, make sure to inform the videographer about your basic specifications and ask him or her what other related productions they have filmed.