And here's NinjaMonkey with negative advice. As usual.
You got this man! I think the most important thing is to do your pre pro work and have it planned out to a T. But be flexible on the day so you can easily adjust to any unforeseen circumstances or great opportunities/moments that might come up.
I would suggest bringing an additional shooter besides your cousin. And if you can swing it have another person there exclusively operating the DJI. You don't want to be messing with that thing and be missing opportunities right in front of you.
You got this!
Totally worth it. Many people don't know this, but when the material that covers the metal frames go bad you can have them re-skinned. As long as the frames aren't destroyed you could potentially have these your entire career.
With Matthews and other name brand companies like American and Norms you'll also be paying for the name. But they are also well established companies with good
A non name brand option is canvasgrip.com. Way cheaper than name brand stuff. They use all the same materials so there's nothing to worry about when it comes to quality.
I would also avoid B & H for stuff like this and see if there are any local dealers for what you're looking for.
If you're looking to save some money you can call around to rental houses. They usually have used gear they are willing to sell. Look at the frames and make sure they are in good shape. If the fabric is garbage then you have the option to get them re-skinned which shouldn't be too much of an additional cost.
Another option for negative fill and cutting light is to just buy a roll of duvetyne (commando cloth in some circles). Get the 16oz - it's the thickest which will prevent any light coming through the fabric.
Cool! I have BTS stuff every now and then. Mostly stuff I think looks cool. @rowtoland
NinjaMonkey and David should totally make-out right now.
Haven't you seen his old school, very technical and skilled wedding vids brah? They're off the chain #sick. Bring a change of underwear if you choose to watch them.
Oh, Mr. Frank Hernandez aka NinjaMonkey. How lovely of you to grace this discussion with your presence. Keep making those wedding videos brah.