The term ‘videographer’ was first used in the 1980’s to describe “a person who works in the field of Videography, recording moving images and sound”. Our very own London Videographer, Dan Sherratt, does exactly this with his own filmmaker flair.
Despite being around for decades, the terms is arguably used more today than ever before due to the availability of cheaper camera technology and the resultant flood of aspiring camera operators into the industry. However, there is an interesting distinction to be made here. While videographer may have been used in the past to referred to the camera operators on TV and film sets, today the term describes a very different individual. Camera operators on TV and film sets only have to worry about the camera. There are DoPs and grips to worry about the lighting and sound engineers to worry about the audio. However, on smaller productions, there is often no budget to bring in this additional crew. As camera technology became more accessible and the demand for online video grew, a whole new role emerged; that of the modern day videographer.