Videographer Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Videotapes and edits program material for the university television
station and other university departments. Collaborates with Producer
on visual requirements of the production. Assignments are less
structured without specific outlines. Incumbents in this
classification are required to maintain a flexible work schedule in
order to accommodate evening and weekend shifts and travel to
on-site locations for taping.
second in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished
from the Videographer in that incumbents are allowed more latitude
and independence in creativity and handle the more difficult
assignments requiring special lighting, numerous locations, special
audio needs or interviewing subjects and/or coordinates work of
Examples of Duties:
- Coordinates and/or trains other videographers.
- Videotapes program material for production using video
camera equipment; makes technical and creative decisions
regarding such elements as appropriate lighting, shooting angle,
placement and type of microphone audio needs, locations, use of
movement and interviews; serves as creative liaison to technical
- Edits and assembles final visual/audio program material;
ensures consistency and relevancy to production; monitors
technical quality of end product; determines adequate staffing
needed for production; coordinates work activities of production
crew during taping.
- Collaborates with a producer/director regarding preconceived
ideas and physical realities of production setting and
participates in program's visual development in conjunction with
- Tests all equipment to determine technical quality of
recording, audio and lighting apparatus prior to operation in
- Oversees the security, operation and maintenance of
equipment utilized in shooting and editing.
- Tests new equipment for purchase consideration; recommends
purchase of supplies and equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of television broadcasting rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of field production techniques and standards.
- Skill in visualizing and shooting concepts effectively.
Bachelor's degree in Radio/TV, Film, Fine Arts or a related area AND
three years experience operating video cameras and editing
equipment; OR, Seven years experience operating video cameras and
editing equipment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved.
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