Hi Team,Thanks for the great work!!!
Please use your dual card slots function for redundant recording. It rarely happens, but it’s a good workflow to have a backup of all the clips in the second card.
When transferring the files to your computer, please confirm that it matches the files on your Camera card before formatting it.
Double-check if there are any missing files
Do backup and keep all the wedding footage for at least five months.
At church ceremonies, besides the lav mic (groom and officiant), please also have a recorder on the podium if you can’t connect to the soundboard. And remember to switch back the audio recorder to the line connection after using the mic option on your recorder (for zoom recorders).
For all cameras, please shoot in LOG when possible. For SONY users, please have your camera color profile at S-LOG3 /s-gamut3.cine.
Father and daughter first look:
When there is a father and daughter 1st look, please have the father walk towards the bride for the reaction, not the other way around.
Of course when possible and I know sometimes some photographers are not flexible about this.
B&G first look:For the Bride and groom's first look, I don’t like very much the tapping on the shoulder thing. I’d prefer when possible to have the groom turn when the bride is about 6 feet from the groom.
Groom walking towards his waiting spot. Gimbal tilting up. (Main camera)
Bride walking towards the groom (main camera)
Groom turn to see the bride “ big reaction” (main camera)
Groom reaction - 2nd camera - wide shot
Watch the video here:
For the ceremony, please try to use more tripods or monopods, especially when there are two cinematographers.
If the lead cinematographer is operating a gimbal, the second cinematographer should be on a tripod or monopod. I can’t have both cinematographers doing creative shots at the same time and not have a good safe shot. The lead cinematographer can do some creative shots when is appropriate and the second cinematographer will be shooting safe shots from a fixed position. When the couple is doing their vows, I’d like for you to have all 2/3 cameras fixed and follow the 180º rule.
Here it’s a 30-minute class from Ray Roman. Let's try to shoot our ceremonies as similar as possible to the way he does ( Ray has a team of 3, so ignore the part of 3rd videographer):
*HAVE THE 2ND CAMERA ON A TRIPOD *FILM REACTIONS FOR AT LEAST 10 SEC USING A LONG LENS
VERY IMPORTANT MAKE SURE LEAD ISN'T MOVING HIS CAMERA AND ONLY DO IT BEFORE OR AFTER THE VOWS
Always get variations of the same scene (film coverage), wide and medium close shot, and details.. trying to variate angles (following 180º rule). When shooting with a 2nd cinematographer, make sure to have different focal length ex. 24mm and 70mm
Avoid filming posy photo moments.. request some time with the photographer between his shots so you can film real moments. Remember to be the director of the scene!
*film coverage is the process of filming multiple angles, shots, and performances of a scene. It's called coverage because it covers all the necessary elements required to edit the scene together in post-production
*The 180-degree rule states that two characters (or more) in a scene should always have the same left/right relationship with each other.
- Try to have the groom and the bride in the best place, ideally far from their guests, family, and bridal party.
- Set them at ease. Reassure them that they'll be able to repeat if they need, and we'll work on the edit to make them look good.
- Film with a lens 50mm and up
- set them in the middle
1) How are you feeling?
Answer: I'm feeling...
2)What do you think is going to her/his mind right now?
Answer: She/he is...
3) What are you looking forward to the most?
Answer: What I'm looking forward to the most today is...
4) How do you think you'll react when you see her walking down the aisle? (groom only)
5) Can you describe him/her to someone that doesn't know her/him?
Answer: (NAME) is...
6) Can you describe how you felt on you saw him/her for the first time?
7) Can you tell us about your first date with her/him?
Watch the clip: https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxC-SzuHn0mFFABEB50619lPHQaZQEi81j
- Try to capture a medium close-up shot of the person giving the toast
- When there is a 2nd cinematographer, please capture guests' reactions with a long lens when possible.
- Get a nice tight shot of the couple's reaction
- Make sure to position the person giving the toast in the best light and best background possible.
Avoid where guests or staff are passing by, and visually distracting objects in the background.
- When you're filming in a difficult spot, please film in 4k. So it's easier to reframe.
- Film in 24fps
How To Light Your
BRIDE/ GROOM prep
Please remember to turn off all tungsten lights when possible.
Adjust your white balance accordingly. Avoid mixing light (daylight +tungsten)
Use some light source ( led panel) to fill the ambient light to get proper exposure on their skin.
How To Expose LOG
For Skin Tones
EXTRA HOURS pricing
When the client request to add more hours at their wedding day!
$250/h (1 cinematographer)
$300/h (2 cinematographers)