Flushing Meadows, FL—(AP)—The video production industry in Florida is on the decline.
The Florida Video Production Association has reported that the industry is down from 7,000 jobs in 2017 to 4,400 in 2018, and the number of jobs has dropped by a similar amount to 7,400 jobs over the same period.
There are a lot of factors that contribute to this downturn in the industry, but the most important is that most people aren’t able to afford the time and resources required to make videos.
The Florida Film and Video Production Council said that while there is an increase in the number and variety of video production projects that require video, it is also an industry with significant cost burdens.
They say that video production costs are a significant concern in the state, especially when compared to other states in the South, like Texas.
While video production is not on everyone’s radar, the industry has made some strides over the last few years.
Florida became the first state in the nation to pass legislation to provide incentives for video production companies to invest in the creation of local content, including creating local content in the areas where they produce.
More than a third of all Florida counties, and a majority of all cities and towns, now have at least one local content company as of 2017, according to the Florida Video Association.
Additionally, more than half of all video production jobs are now being created locally in Florida, according the industry’s official website.