It takes more than a good eye to survive and thrive in a pandemic. That’s the case for almost all videographers in the industry. Their talents and skills are secondary to their survival skills in a pandemic like the coronavirus. Because believe it or not, a Lakeland videographer is an employee, too. This means that like many others, he has to struggle with politics in the workplace, too. And more than that, he has to compete with younger and more talented videographers.
So, how can he make sure of his spot? How can he protect his skills so that they won’t go to waste? How can he remain relevant in an increasingly competitive industry pounded to the ground by an unforeseen force?
Videographers need to be self-directed. If they are part of a videography agency, this means they have to depend on themselves for resources. They can’t rely on their agencies to find clients. They have to be proactive about it. Organizations are going to be focused on trying to weather the storm that was the pandemic. The traditional training methods necessary to develop the skills of an employee will not exist in the same way. Videographers have to identify the skills and resources they need to do their jobs.
Can a Lakeland videographer survive now without an idea of how the digital industry works? Even before the pandemic, videographers have to be comfortable with digital technologies—that’s ranging from collaboration software to teleconferencing tools. More than that, they have to accept the role that analytics plays in the creation of a video. Their products should also be great when measured with the metrics.
Videographers are more than just employees of a videography agency. They are partners, too. They need to respond to future catastrophes in the company with empathy for others. They need to realize that they are a part of a team; that they are not standalone employees. Videographers have to show support for the management and help steer the company in the right direction. They also have to be helpful to their colleagues.
You have to be a good communicator if you will survive this pandemic or any future one at that. The rise of video teleconferencing and collaboration tools will demand new skills from workers—skilled, professionals, laborers, and what-not. No matter who you are and what you do, you have to learn how to communicate with your clients, colleagues, bosses, and other members of the industry.