Video design has only recently gained recognition as a separate creative field.
Prior to this, the responsibilities of video design would often be taken on by a scenic designer or lighting designer. A person who practices the art of video design is often known as a Video Designer.
However, naming conventions vary around the world, and so practitioners may also be credited as Projection Designer, "Media Designer", Cinematographer or Video Director (amongst others).
As a relatively new field of stagecraft, practitioners create their own definitions, rules and techniques.