Video production is the process of creating videos/television/movies etc. There are three different stages during production: Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production. Each of these different steps usually requires a mix of the jobs below, although some work in one type of production. Salaries for video production can vary depending on location, job title, experience, etc.
1. Video Editor
A video editor‘s job description is basically the person who is responsible for assembling all of the raw footage that is taken. This includes reviewing and cutting down and reviewing all of the raw footage, color correction, and more.
On average, Video Editors can earn a salary of $50,000 to $70,000 per year.
A cinematographer, also known as a Director of Photography, is in charge of creating and capturing the visual style of the project that is being worked on. This also includes working with the camera to get shots correctly.
On average, Cinematographers can earn a salary of $60,000 to $100,000 per year.
3. Video Production Manager
A Video Production Manager’s job is to manage the production from start to finish. Some of their responsibilities include scheduling, budgeting, managing the crew, working with vendors, and more.
On average, Video Production Managers can earn a salary of $70,000 to $120,000 per year.
4. Motion Graphics Designer
A Motion Graphics Designer’s job is to create visual effects and/or animated graphics for the project. They work with clients to come up with these visual aspects and design them.
On average, Motion Graphics Designers can earn a salary of $50,000 to $90,000 per year.
5. Camera Operator
A Camera Operator’s job is exactly what it sounds like, they work the camera to capture footage on set. This job also includes setting up the camera and making sure all the technical elements of filming, such as the lighting and focus are properly adjusted.
On average, Camera Operators can earn a salary of $40,000 to $70,000 per year.
6. Video Director
A Video Director is in charge of not only directing the production on set, but leading the production team, including cameramen, editors, and more. They also must work with others to plan out how the whole filming process will go. This includes storyboarding and budgeting, and scripting.
On average, Video Directors can earn a salary of $70,000 to $150,000 per year.