Videographer in Vancouver Doing it Right

The videographer may also be called a cinematographer or director of photography (DoP). This title denotes direct responsibility for the visuals.

The word videographer Vancouver isn’t too pretty in the eyes of any professional cinematographer who fancies themselves a filmmaker. But honestly, we see this word a lot and it’s becoming common.


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We’ve done drone videography in Vancouver for over 10 years and technology shifts have been massive. What once was a $100,000, or even half a million-dollar budget, is now a fraction… And now we see many commercials in the $10,000 range and anything below may require a videographer.

Professional Terms for Videographer

The videographer may also be called cinematographer or director of photography (DoP). This title denotes direct responsibility for the visuals.

We can also call them a producer. When they are handling the workflow from start to finish. Including coaching or collaborating with the clients, developing the clients’ idea. But a lot of videography is solo production and camera operating.

In commercial and corporate filmmaking, videography is a term that will turn alongside any small crew. Many of our Productions has one, two, three or up to five total people sharing roles.

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The Evolution from Videographer to Cinematographer and Filmmaker

We are now merging into the land of filmmaking! Our company often hires videographers, camera operators, even a second assistant camera (and look for filmmakers all the time) We are also looking for people who have special skills like digital imaging technicians (DIT), glidecam operators and Jib operators. All of which specialize in the operation of cameras.


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When you work with a videographer or any local Vancouver video production companies, you can expect to have someone organize, plan, shoot and video production editing. This is often been done by a single filmmaker or videographer role.

We are excited that videography Vancouver is growing and merging into filmmaking. Great efforts and hard-works of these amazing talented locals have continuously being paid off.

I really believe in someone cross-disciplined and without industry limitations.

Powerful Techniques of a Videographer

It is never easy to start a career. Let us give you some tips on how to start yours:

  • You can start out with a sole producer or videographer of sorts. From there, you may decide on how to further crew-up.
  • When it comes to producing great spots, look for great samples. Someone’s past is a good indicator of their future. Learn how other professionals do their work.
  • Interview people and chat with the professionals in this area. In particular, getting to know a good collaborative working relationship is”
  • worth just as much as experience. If someone really cares about you and what you’re trying to accomplish, you’re half-way there.

When you give your 100% percent eager in learning and applying everything you have learned. Then I am sure you will be on the pick of your career. Vancouver videographers are starting to build their names in the industry, creating a high-level output.

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Styles and Influence from a Videographer

Production is managed by an executive producer, like me. I have been in the industry for over a decade and started in simplified production roles.


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The professionalism and passion to create a wonderful product for our clients or audience, that makes us who we are. That makes us the best in this business.

I normally work with the clients on building their vision, outcomes and target viewer. This allows me on getting everything in our production book document, before taking any action.

From there, we hire specific roles depending on which production positions are required. Another position we see frequently is editorial and animation, visual effects or motion graphics.

100%  Client Satisfaction

There are some major things to do when you want to have two thumbs up from your clients. Especially if you are working with that solo-producer, here are some standards to look out for.

  • I recommend a proper camera that shoots at least 4K. Right now we have captured in 5K for nearly five years now with commercial standards. This is definitely a big jump from your classic news and broadcast production camera setup.
  • Another standard is important to support tools. Some common videography options include the Glidecam. This would allow the camera to be quickly mounted on top of the metal pole. This allows the camera to glide smoothly through the air.
  • A Gimbal and slider are used in circumstances needing movement. The classic film industry and broadcast production setups are very slow whereas your average videographer may quickly capture hundreds of images within an hour.

Even though the word film is colloquial and doesn’t necessarily refer to film. The word filmmaker, still has some attractiveness and many Vancouver videographers will steer towards a filmmaker or producer title.

Lastly, respect your videographer! Call them a cinematographer or a producer. They’ll love you for it!

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About the Author

Colter Ripley is the executive producer for Red Ripley and a Vancouver videographer. He’s been producing for over 18 years after winning film festivals when he graduated high school in the year 2000.

He’s is also certified in digital film, specialized in cinematography. He has also a multimedia diploma and is certified in project management at the same time he is a certified business coach.

His main focus is collaborative and custom video production. This guarantees lots of customer service and the final product clients are excited to share!

So if you’re looking at working with the great producer for event videography Vancouver, incidental video capture of an event or location. Just give us a brief introduction to your project. We’ve been doing this for so many years and it’s pretty easy to quickly help.

Definitely give us a call or you can fire us an email!

So thanks for considering working with us!

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