A videographer must be aware of the general business and legal obligations that apply to the video production industry. Whilst the industry is relatively unbound by formal legislation, there are aspects of videography which are governed by common law, as well as by correct business etiquette.In addition to these, the IOV’s internal rules and regulations are contained within its Code of Practice, the adherence to which is a condition of membership. Originally formulated in 1987, the IOV Code of Practice document acts as a guideline for its members.
1 Introduction to Cameracraft This section covers the conventions, language and grammar of cameracraft. It will also explain specific functions and controls\' of the types of camera used by a professional videographer and what roles these play in producing quality images, and in helping them to record events accurately and artistically. There are several core cameracraft skills that the videographer must understand and master in order to produce video of a professional standard. These include Focus, Framing & Composition, Camera Movement and additional conventions covering features and techniques such as Aspect Ratio and Filming in Low Light. There are also aspects of the recording process that the videographer should be familiar with, including Shutter Speed, Incamera Picture Effects & Adjustments, Multi-Camera recording and Time Code. Whilst it is of the utmost importance that a videographer understands and can operate their own camera, it is also important that they understand the principle functions and controls of other cameras used within professional videography.