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Tips For The New Videographer

So you’ve always had a knack for stringing videos together and you love that moment when you capture a special moment. You always have your video camera out and after a few projects begin to wonder if you could make this into a career. But where do you start?

Lucky for you, we have put together a guide with tips and tricks for the budding videographer. So sit back, relax, and keep reading to learn more about how to get started.

How To Become A Videographer

1. Attend Workshops

Workshops are great for collaborating with peers, learning new skills, and growing your abilities. If you’re new to using a video camera, workshops are a great way to learn the ins and outs of how your camera operates.

Workshops are perfect if you are just starting off and want to grow your skills, learn more about your camera, and gain a foundation in videography.

2. Get Reliable Gear

Just like a race car driver needs a reliable race car, or how a chef needs a working oven, a videographer needs reliable gear. This includes your video camera, stands, stabilizers, and more. Yes, it is expensive, but it is an investment into your business. With reliable gear you save yourself the hassle and headache of waiting for repairs.

When you have good gear, you spend less time fixing it and more time honing your skills. Because your gear is so expensive and vital to your business, it is smart to protect it with Video Equipment Coverage through Full Frame Insurance. Our policy can protect your gear at home, in a studio, or anywhere you video. It also protects your business from the cost of replacing lost or damaged equipment.

Protecting your gear with Full Frame’s videography insurance is a smart move for any business owner.

3. Take Some Classes

You learn a lot about videography through practice, but when you take a few classes from the experts, that’s when you really discover and develop your skills. You can take videography classes through a college, online, community courses, and many other places.

4. Look For Internships

If you are ready to take your skill to the next level, try an internship! Internships are great, hands on, experiences that can help you learn more about videography from experts in the field.

Learning from an internship is also a great opportunity to land a job or brush shoulders with some experts. Internships are a great way to get an inside glimpse into what it is really like to be a videographer. It may even help you decide what kind of videographer you want to be. From filming nature, to weddings, to movies, there is a wide range of specialties to choose from.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

Like the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”. So if you take one thing from this article, it is to practice, practice, practice. Bring your video camera with you everywhere. Set up those shots and try your hand at new styles. You never know what will be your next masterpiece.

Bonus: Protect Your Business

This last, but certainly not least, tip is vital to your videography business. It can be stressful just starting out, so take a load off your shoulders by protecting your business through videography insurance. Full Frame Insurance offers videographers with General Liability, Professional Liability, Video Equipment Coverage, Damage to Rented Premises coverage, and Cyber Liability coverage.

Full Frame’s videography insurance is both customizable and affordable, giving you that wonderful piece of mind as you discover your skills and develop your business.

Protect Your Business Today

So what are you waiting for? Find the coverage that is right for you and get to creating beautiful videos.


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Cyber Liability

Cyber liability insurance protects your business from the cost of first- and third-party claims that arise from a cyber security breach within your business. Cyber crime has become a common threat for businesses both big and small. If you collect or store business information online on a computer, tablet, or mobile device, we highly suggest including this additional protection to your policy.

'Failure to Deliver' Coverage
(Professional Liability)

‘Failure to Deliver’ Coverage, also known as Professional liability insurance, can protect your business from the cost negligence claims that arise from professional errors and omissions, like giving bad instruction or failing to provide necessary information on a subject. If you teach classes or run demonstrations as part of your business, we strongly recommend this additional coverage option.

Additional Insureds

When you add a person, event, or organization to your policy as an additional insured, they receive protection if they are named in a suit due to a covered business-related loss/claim because of your actions or operations.

Additional insured status cannot be granted to a friend or co-worker as an extension of your policy. Each individual must purchase their own policy to obtain liability coverage.

A written contract, such as a venue, studio rental, or employment contract is required to add another party as additional insured.

General Liability

General liability insurance can protect your business from the cost of third-party bodily injury and property damage claims, like if a client trips on your business equipment and injures themselves. It also protects against the cost of copyright infringement claims, personal and advertising injury claims, and more.

Damage To Rented Premises

This coverage can protect your business from the cost of claims arising from damages done to rented spaces, like a studio or event booth. It’s common for property owners and event organizers to require businesses to list them as additional insureds on a policy before renting a space. Full Frame provides unlimited additional insureds for just $30.

Camera Equipment Coverage

Also known as inland marine insurance, camera equipment coverage can protect your business from the cost of repairing or replacing damaged or stolen business equipment—including camera bodies, lenses, lighting equipment, and more. Our policy can protect against claims that occur at home, on a job and anywhere in between. Full Frame offers multiple coverage options for equipment insurance based on your business needs.