Both videography and cinematography are concerned with obtaining footage. Still, they differ in a person’s perspective on the filmmaking process. The term “videography” refers to the capture of live events and moments. Videographers work on smaller projects like wedding videography and are either a one-person crew or a small group of people. Their task is to record videos, operate cameras, capture sound, and perfect the light settings. They live in the moment and videotape the events.

Independent films, low-budget features, and short films may be the responsibility of videographers. However, the term “videographer” is also used in contexts other than filmmaking. You don’t employ a director of photography for your wedding, for example. Maybe you do, but it’s out of most people’s budgets and sensibilities to hire a complete film team for such a small gathering.