With any profession, certain responsibilities come with the job.
For instance, in order to be successful, an insurance broker must understand his or her client’s business and have a working knowledge of all products that are offered. A teacher must be able to work and communicate with students well. A doctor must be able to meet patients’ needs and understand medications and what to prescribe. For the sports videographer and editor, flexibility and adaptability in use of relevant equipment are critical for success.
Technology in today’s world is always changing. It seems as soon as a new camera or support equipment is created, something new is introduced not long after with more advancements, adding onto previous technology. It’s human nature. We’re always looking for the next best “thing” that will help us achieve all of our goals faster, easier, and cheaper.
As we try to capture the best highlights during games and sporting events, we want to be using the best camera gear and equipment possible. Through years of constantly adding relevant camera devices to our company’s toolkit, we are able to use a wide variety of camera equipment and gear. From the crisp Sony 700, to the reliable Panasonic 250, to the versatile GoPro, we have to be ready to use any of these tools for various sports video shoots at any given time.
We also have to be ready for any changes that occur in the video/digital media industry in general. This includes changes in video editing applications, file management systems, popular social media outlets, public video channels, computer systems, etc. The main question we have to ask is “how can we utilize all of these changing technologies efficiently and effectively for our clients, the next generation of athletes?”
We as professional sports videographers and editors truly have to “keep up with the times”. Now more than ever, we have to be knowledgeable about all new camera equipment, what changes and advancements are going on in the video industry, and how we can apply those changes to what we offer to our clients.