As you can see from the chart above, videographers typically work a variety of hours including: 3-4 weeks per month, 5-8 weeks per month, and even as little as 1 day per week. This ranges from 1-2 days per week to over a month per month.
I would never say that it’s “just” one day per week, it might vary from day to day, even day to hour depending on the time of year and the weather.
How do you choose an hourly position?
I recommend your interview with the interviewer to ask about what type of hourly work is available in those areas that you know you are interested in.
In addition, you might also ask about the hours of availability for different types of work and which ones might be of interest to you.
It might be a good idea to try and make connections with videographers in the same area that might be willing to work with you.
I personally always prefer to work in a location that I already know, or be in contact with the local community. This is because I can usually get a lot of information out of a non-native-teacher. I like getting to know people and meeting their lives (in most cases) as well as working with them.
I think that this type of work, by virtue of being at the grassroots level and not as established as a more well-established position, is more appealing in a number of respects.
However, I have worked in locations, like my own family home, where I could get paid for just one day work because they had no idea that I was interviewing for work in my area. So I generally avoid working in areas where there are no other videographers. (This is what I like to call “I’m a bit of an outsider” in interviews.)
I think that I could also find a position as a “local videographer” to work in areas (like my community here) with a lack of videographers as opposed to one that is well established.
Also, if you interview people in your home town, you will get to see the people living on a daily basis and you will get a chance to relate to them.
I’ve heard of many people who would rather work in a location where they could talk with people everyday and see a lot of their people.
How do you find opportunities to work at the grass roots level from small local communities?
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