March 8, 2016 at 12:19PM
Audio solution for shooting a wedding? I'm thinking about lavs
I've got an amazing opportunity to shoot a wedding for my aunt who I love dearly in about two months and I'm looking for a way to capture good audio during the ceremony and reception. I have a decent camera (5d mark ii I suppose), a 35mm rokinon, and a 50mm STM, but only a blue yeti mic for audio which won't work for a wedding shoot. I'm thinking about wireless lavs because I'll be just a one man band with another shooter who'll be using a t3i with a kit lens, because that's all he his. I've looked an the sennheiser G3, but they'll expensive as hell and any cheaper I'm afraid the audio might suck, although rode links look promising. My budget is around $200 for lavs. Should I not go any lower then sennheisers and just rent? Also, I don't have an audio recorder so I might also rent a zoom h4n and maybe a 24-105mm. If their any suggestion please comment and also if you have any tips recording on wireless lavs and filming weddings.
Btw I've filmed only narratives before, but I'm not that experienced at filming live events. The web series I'm currently working on I have dedicated people for audio using their equipment so I don't know much about recording audio. I've asked them for advice but they've only worked with shotgun Mics and hate the sound of lavs.