Do you want to be a good videographer or a successful videographer? Becoming successful in any industry is difficult. You have to cultivate skills in order to climb up the ladder and also creating and following through habits that will help you focus in order to keep you on track. So how can you accelerate your career? Refer the breakdown of five main habits that will help you become a prosperous videographer.
Organisation skills are important in any job that you undertake. As a person capturing videos, you need to be prepared and therefore, have everything at your fingertips during your gig. Make sure that you jot down a few storylines that will help you capture the best of the best. Charge your batteries, carry a few spare batteries around with you and don’t forget to have a spare camera in hand! Preparation is also the key to success and therefore, plan ahead of time so that you will not be stressed out during the shoot.
Keep it professional
You have to bring in your organisation skills into this. Have a calendar to note down your appointments and make time for your clients. It’s all about getting to know your client and their requirement in order to produce their desired outcome. For example, with regards to wedding videography the videographer must take his or her time to sit down and understand the couple. This will help you to communicate easily with them in order to for you to work smoothly. Be a friendly face but keep it professional too.
Don’t forget that as a business you need to keep track of your invoices, payments and taxes!
Creativity is when you have a disciplined eye and a wild mind. Your creativity will build as you take risk and study tips and tricks of other videographers. Study different types of videography such as wedding or commercial videography. It won’t hurt you to visit an art museum or even seminars about being creative or about art. Keep a track of the things that you pick up along the way and create a notebook filled with inspiration.
Attending industry events will help you build contacts. Maintain a book filed with business cards. Don’t be afraid to go solo. You will eventually an assistant as well and both of you can over the world!
Technology continues to develop rapidly which in turn means that the videography industry and the technology will change too. Keep yourself up to date with all the new developments. Watch videos of videography bloggers and note down the things you don’t know in your book of inspirations. You can even create discussion boards in the videography community.
Caution: never think that you know everything! This is when your business will start to drop when you are over confident and things start to go wrong.
Follows these guidelines and you will bud into a successful videographer!