Definitions for videographerˌvɪd iˈɒg rə fər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vid•e•og•ra•pherˌvɪd iˈɒg rə fər(n.)
a person who makes videotapes with a camcorder.
Origin of videographer:
Any person involved in the production of video material, but especially a person who uses a video camera
Origin: From video + photographer
Strictly speaking, a videographer is a person who works in the field of videography, video production — recording moving images and sound on video tape, disk, other electro-mechanical device. News broadcasting relies heavily on live television where videographers engage in electronic news gathering of local news stories. On a set, in a television studio, the videographer is usually a camera operator of a professional video camera, sound, and lighting. As part of a typical electronic field production television crew, videographers usually work with a television producer. However, for smaller productions, a videographer often works alone with a single-camera setup or in the case of a multiple-camera setup, as part of a larger television crew with lighting technician, grips and sound operators. Typically, videographers are distinguished from cinematographers in that they manage smaller, event scale productions, differing from individualized large production team members. Due to reduced budget compared to full-length feature productions, videographers typically use electro-mechanical cameras while cinematographers record images on film. The advent of digital cinematography, however, has blurred this distinction.
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