Your photography and videography crew is any production company’s secret to success. These are the people who stay with you from the beginning of the shoot all the way to the very last shot. They also help carry all of the heavy equipment, and help set up the shots, no matter where you might be shooting. There is no photographer or videographer who can achieve the level of success that they do without a production crew that they can work with and rely on completely.
Because your crew is very important to the quality of your production, you should know what you can do in order to keep them happy and satisfied with their work. A good crew that everybody gets along well with and that you’re comfortable working with is not easily replaceable, so you should maintain a mentality that all of your employees are irreplaceable. If your production team is happy with you and the company they work for, then they continue to produce good quality work, which will benefit you and them.
It doesn’t take much to show your employees that they are being cared for, and that they matter to the company. One of the biggest reasons why employees are dissatisfied with their work is because they feel as though they are not being properly compensated for the amount of work that they do. You should think of your employees as a valuable asset to your business, and that they should be compensated fairly, especially when you take into consideration the amount of work that they do. In addition to that, additional benefits should also be offered, such as health and retirement benefits.
Another thing that you can help your production crew with to keep them happy and satisfied with their work is their physical health. Being part of a photography and videography team can be tiring both physically as a lot of the work can involve carrying around large pieces of equipment to a location, setting up quickly, and repeating the process several times in a day. As an employer, you can help them by providing training on good diet and exercise, as well as avoiding overworking them on projects and giving them the chance to rest. Overall, this results in more rested, happier employees who will be more than happy to work with you.
Lastly, it’s very important that you make your photography and videography team feel as though that they are a valued part of the team. If a team member constantly feels as though they can be replaced at any time, loss in productivity and quality will happen. Always take the time to get to know your team individually and talk to them as people, not just your employees.