The word combines "video" from Latin, meaning "I see" or "I apprehend", with the Greek terminal ending "graphy", meaning "to write". Its contemporary sense is rooted in an article titled "Videography: What Does It All Mean?" (American Cinematographer, October 1972).
The advent of digital imaging in the late 20th century began to blur the distinction between videography and cinematography.
The videography market has grown to include distribution as well as production. With this growth has come market segmentation, based on the application: event video, corporate video, broadcast video, etc.
The advent of the Internet has created a global environment where videography covers many more fields than just shooting video with a camera. Included under the videography umbrella are digital animation (such as Flash), gaming, web streaming, video blogging, still slideshows, remote sensing, spatial imaging, medical imaging, and in general the production of most bitmap- and vector-based assets. As the field progresses videographers may produce their assets entirely on a computer without ever involving an imaging device, using software-driven solutions. Moreover, the very concept of sociality and privacy are being reformed by the proliferation of cell-phone video cameras, which are spreading at an exceptional rate in industrialized societies.
Volunteer: videography: when Christine Heeren moved to Virginia Beach in 1993, she met the family of a child who had autism.(Cover story)
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The scope of videography: armed with a camera, a PC or Mac, and a commercial software package such as Adobe Premiere, anyone with ample reserves of creativity, vision, and skill--but not necessarily cash--can start a videography business. Here's a look at a half-dozen who've succeeded, their business models, the markets they serve, and the tools of their trade.
Jul 01, 2003; Videography is a popular business these days, and with good reason. From wedding videos to corporate training and...