October 25, 2014 at 8:48PM
I just got finished shooting my first wedding. I had spent the last year shooting weekly recap videos at a summer camp, so I was confident I would have enough experience with fast acting live event coverage for a wedding, and, for the most part, I think it went fairly well. But I do have a few questions for the next one I'm doing in December.
1) I decided to shoot everything at 60fps because I wanted to potentially slow things down later. Should I have picked and chosen my shots that i wanted slow down and shot most of it at 24fps?
2) I started out with my whole gear bag and lens collection, but mostly found myself shooting everything with my 35mm and by the time the reception rolled around, I left everything but my camera and 35mm (and batteries, memory cards, and Flycam) in the car. Do you wedding videographers take your lens collection with you or do you have one that you normally stick to? I'm flying to the one in December, so I want to consolidate as much as possible.
3) How the heck should I go about getting good audio? The guy who hired me said that we should set up my shotgun mic close to himself (the minister) and the bride and groom. It sounded like a decent idea in theory, but it turned out pretty sub-par. I wanted to hook a Lav up to my phone and have him stick that in his pocket, but for some reason my phone doesn't like the microphone even with the adapter thing I bought for it.
Sorry for such a long-winded question (especially if I come off as sounding dumb), I just want to get good at this. I think it's a blast to cover live events like this.