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Video game videographer

A video game videographer is a professional capable of designing video content for gaming companies, but not only that. Writing, directing, editing, they know how to do everything. Because of that, they can work in the production of a program broadcast on the internet. It is a job that requires a sense of creativity and curiosity.

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Level of studies: bachelor’s degree
Recommended high school specialisation: Artistic
Employability: Good
Starting salary: € 2,500
Salary after experience: € 3,750
Mobility: Good
ROME code : L1507
FAP code : U1Z80

The responsibilities of the video game videographer

They are a swiss army knife of video. A video game videographer will be able to carry out more or less diverse responsibilities depending on the project. They can therefore work on:

  • Writing, designing, directing and editing a video according to the objectives of the specifications
  • Managing a video project (its organisation, with a budget to be respected)
  • Producing cinematics and trailers
  • Live broadcast and broadcast
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A video game videographer may be asked to participate in the production of live shows such as Le Stream broadcast on Twitch

The qualities of the video game videographer

A video game videographer must be able to work in a team and be autonomous in their tasks. But that’s not all. They must also be:

  • Organised
  • Curious
  • Creative
  • Rigorous
  • Able to adapt to all situations

The skills of a video game videographer

A video game videographer is versatile and has a number of skills to progress in this position. These skills are learned in training courses and then by improving in the field. They must therefore know:

  • Write a scenario
  • Film, capture the sound and mix it
  • Editing on specific software (Adobe Suite)
  • Use motion design, create special effects
  • Adapt and communicate according to the distribution on social networks
  • Make a stream
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With an education in a school specialising in video game careers, a video game videographer will be able to produce trailers for a studio. An example here with the promotional trailer for the CyberPunk 2077 game

Advantages and disadvantages

Although it is often a passion, the profession of video game videographer has advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few :


  • Putting your creativity at the service of production
  • International mobility
  • Profession accessible with a bachelor’s degree
  • Possibility of freelance work
  • Evolution in a dynamic sector


  • Competition
  • Being able to meet objectives on time
  • Knowing how to be on constant watch
  • Have to adapt

What is the level of study needed to become a video game videographer?

It is a job that requires both creativity and technical skills to make videos, so companies will want versatile people. For this, you need a minimum level of study. You’ll need a high school diploma + 2 or three years of higher education with specialised education in production, direction, video editing and communication.

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Capable of adapting to changes in the sector, a video game videographer may very well use a smartphone to shoot short videos
Which course should you choose?

Our G. Art school has launched an audiovisual careers course to train to be a video game videographer. This diploma allows you to obtain all the skills both in creating the video identity of a game or an esport team and in the production of a report or the production of an online program specialising in gaming, for example.

In one year, the student will acquire a culture of images and learn to film, highlight, and take sound. At the same time, they will be managing a project and a budget. In addition, we will be teaching streaming and broadcasting on social networks.

To be admitted to our audiovisual careers course, you must be 18 years old and have an appetite for video, photos or even video games.

Company internship

During the three years of our audiovisual careers course, the school offers internship periods in companies. In addition, during their course, the student will carry out concrete projects, outdoor shoots and meet professionals. It is also up to them to develop projects in parallel. Everything is good to develop your skills.

The salary of a video game videographer

Depending on if they are self-employed or employed in a studio, a video game videographer will not earn the same salary. Whether junior or senior, in Paris or in Montreal, it is the same; the salary will be different.

We can say that they earn at the start of their career around 2,500 euros per month and can reach 3,750 euros after several years. This is an estimate.

In Canada, the average annual salary of a videographer is $ 55,000. And about $ 70,000 in Los Angeles.

Where can you work?

While they can work as a freelancer (self-employed), a video game videographer can also work as an employee in a company. This could be a studio specialising in video games like Ubisoft, Gameloft or Bandai Namco. They can also work for audiovisual companies like Canal +, a website such as Youtube or Molotov, or any structure developing video content such as Engie, Bouygues, etc.

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For a video creation project, a video game videographer will be required to work in a studio and be able to use a greenscreen.

Career evolution

As a video game videographer, you can take on a position of responsibility and manage a video production branch of a studio, for example. They could also become an artistic director or even a digital video designer., production managers or even directors of video capsules in the television sector.

Freelance video game videographer

Creating videos or hosting and producing esports shows from your living room is quite possible. A video game videographer can be a freelancer. They will need the latest equipment to be able to meet the needs of their clients, but also to be aware of the seriousness and thoroughness that is necessary to have when choosing to be independent. Of course, skills and creativity will make a difference.

In summary

How can you become a video game videographer?

Being able to use editing software while making videos and playing them requires skills. In addition, a video game videographer must be able to communicate, be creative, feel the latest trends, and reach the desired target. To become a videographer, a 3-year training course at G. Art provides all the bases for exercising this profession that is so sought after by companies.