Videography is a field that requires a lot of creativity and technical knowledge. It has become increasingly competitive however as there is a high demand for these services. The right education and experience in the field can prepare you to be good and successful in videography building reputation and clientele on the way. A few points on how to prepare for such a career path are given below:
Getting educated on the subject
If you have always enjoyed being creative and looking at everyday things in an artistic perspective, you can start learning and looking for opportunities from an early start even while you are still in high school. Taking part in courses related to technology, art, broadcasting or film can be very relevant to the field. While a videographer in Singapore does not necessarily need to have a particular kind of degree, due to the competitiveness, some kind of bachelor’s degree related to communications, film, cinematography, media and similar fields would be ideal. Taking part in film clubs or student contests will also give you valuable exposure to the field at an early stage.
Learning the technical aspects
Videography has a lot of technical aspects that you will have to learn in order to be very good; especially if it requires you to make a living out of it eventually. You will get to spend a lot of time with cameras, camera equipment and editing tools and software initially keeping in mind however that this will not be like an ordinary photo shoot or photos taken at a photo booth kind of experience. Using your computer and some basic software will help you get started on learning how to edit footage. There are plenty of books and YouTube videos that will help you in operating certain equipment.
Get in to Internship or apprenticeship program
The exposure and experience you get while on an internship is crucial for many people in this field of work. On the job training on specialized software and equipment will help you familiarize with them faster and with the help of close supervision from professionals. This is also the best way in which you can get your hands on hi-tech equipment without having to spend on them yourself initially.
Before you start your business, if you desire, you could become certified in certain specialized areas of videography such as digital video editing or legal video. Although there are no widely recognized certifications currently, some feel that the addition of a certification looks attractive to potential clientele.