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You've taken the first step in finding a professional videographer!
We're glad you have taken some time to investigate the credentials of your videographer. As this is a relatively unregulated industry, we hope this information gives you a little more peace of mind in your choice.


This is to confirm that the following IOV Member has attained Master Membership of the Institute of Videography

Member Name:
  Brian Hurst M.M.Inst.V.    
Membership Number:

Introducing the IOV
The IOV has a wide reaching membership; from those who have been in the professional videography industry for many years, through to comparative newcomers. Our members operate in various specialist production sectors; from corporate, documentary and event production - through to freelance videography services in all disciplines.

Full Accreditation - What does it mean?
Every member joins the IOV as an Ordinary Member. However, to exploit their membership fully and use the IOV logo within stationery and marketing materials, they must progress through our structured accreditation system.

The first stage of Accreditation is Associate Membership, which is awarded once the member has passed an online exam on the core competencies of videography. Once they have attained their Associate Membership, the member can then apply for Full Accreditation (either Master Member, Fellowship or Corporate Membership - see here for details).

Full Accreditation is awarded once the member has submitted a satisfactory sample of work to our Assessment Panel who grade it according to a set criteria.


Is that all you need to know about them?
The simple answer is 'No'. Whilst Fully Accredited Members have demonstrated their ability to our Assessment Panel, you must satisfy yourself that they can produce work to the standard, and in the style, that you require.

Always ask to see a sample of their work - and make sure that the sample has been produced by the videographer you are employing, as quite often they may subcontract other videographers to carry out work.

Check their Membership Status
It is not uncommon for videographers to claim they are members of the IOV when in fact they are not. To check their validity simply email - or call our Admin Team on +44 (0) 20 8502 3817.

    Arbitration - a Major Benefit of Employing an IOV Member    

From time to time disputes arise between videographers and their clients. This is where the IOV's Arbitration Service can be engaged to achieve a fair and amicable settlement. The IOV offers this service free to its members' clients - and every member has agreed that their clients can refer complaints to the IOV as part of their obligation to our Code of Practice (click here).

If you have a complaint about one of our members, please contact the IOV's Arbitration Officer by email -

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