Every single video you watch, from the top-notch video commercial to the funny cat and dog video that went viral, has a creative team behind it making it possible. Have you ever wanted to know more about the people behind the scenes who made it happen?
In this interview with our creative team, we’re going to share with you the typical work day of cameramen, videographers and video producers who make your ideas come to LIVE.
Hint: there isn’t a single typical day!
Q: Tell us a little about your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis.
A: What I love most is that every day, every client and every shoot are different. No two days are the same. One day I can find myself shooting a celebrity for a commercial, the next shooting inner city school kids who just received donated laptops and are excited beyond belief.
Whether we are in a helicopter high above, or in the water in the Ocean, each day presents a challenge and a chance to shoot some incredible video.
After the shooting, we go into editing; this is really where the creative part of your brain takes over. Trying to find the most visual and creative ways to tell the story you want to tell the world!
Q: What keeps you motivated to go to work each day?
A: The great people we get to meet and work with and some of the amazing ideas and services they provide is what motivates us the most. We really love shooting videos of new and brilliant ideas and companies. The people are what make each video special!
Q: Are there any challenges in your job? If so, how do you handle them?
A: There are many challenges to every shoot since each one is different. Finding the perfect voice, talent, set to all mesh perfectly together into an interesting final piece of work.
The fact that all starts with ideas in your head and the goal to get a positive reaction from those who see your work is both fulfilling and challenging at the same time.
Q: Any funny stories?
A: Yes, but I can’t share them on here; have to keep it PG rated 🙂
Q: Any injuries? 🙂
A: Yes, mostly back injuries from the heavy equipment. I have been shooting for over 20 years and the gear used to be extremely heavy compared to the lightweight equipment we use today.
Q: What advice would you give someone who is seeking the same line of work?
A: Study the art form, because it is an art. Watch all different kinds of videos, ones you find interesting and effective. Really watch what they are doing and see if you can figure out how to duplicate it and make it better. Study, practice and always keep striving to get better. Be kind to everyone you work with and meet, because you never know where your next job or referral will come from. Stay humble, but be proud of your work!