Discussion in 'Event Filmmaking' started by Donald Ong, Feb 11, 2012.
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Ride shotgun with the limousine driver and mount some Go Pros to the side of the limo. LOL
Sounds brilliant. Love the idea of the gopros. and tripod in the trunk i suppose? or i could just carry it and look like a 1930's gangster getting ready to rob a bank.
I'm watching some of your Vimeo videos and your from Hong Kong you ever run into the guys from DigitalRevCom its one of my favorite shows on youtube.
Haha i love DRTV too. How'd ya like my videos? Well, i don't live in hong kong. That video was filmed during my vacation there. Although i am abit sore as when i got home and watched the DRTV video they had just uploaded, i realised that they were at the same place i went too a day before. I wanted so much to meet Kai and Lok. Especially Lok. Wanted to discuss 5D filming with him
This video reminds me of DRTV a lot because of the music and the people of Hing Kong.
Streets of Hong Kong
One other thing I just want to touch on about the wedding if there is a wedding wedding rehearsal go to it. All the different religions and the ceremonies are different.
I've done a lot of weddings and when I had to do a religious ceremony that I was not to familiar with always made me nervous.
For example catholic weddings there are two kinds a 45 minute ceremony and a fifteen minute so you need to know how they are preformed. Jewish weddings they step on a glass so you need to know that. In a Greek Orthodox wedding they light candles and put head reef on both the bride and groom.
Just a tip for all you Catholics getting married or have friends the 45 minute ceremony can me brutal in the summer in a hot church. I've seen brides and brides maids get sick in the heat and almost faint. I found the best wedding are the ones with shortest ceremonies. No one wants to sit in a hot church with no AC for 45 minutes.
Also a wedding tip my sister got married in September in 2004 and she thought it was going to be a warm day. Well it was a cold day and old people hate the cold. If you have a outdoor wedding see if part of the wedding can be setup if its a little cold if older people need to go inside.
Another tip that saved my life well the brides and brides maids is a Misty Mate. Every wedding photographer and Videographer should have one if these for him self and to help the bride and braids maids when working in the hot weather.
I used to have one like this.
Misty 24 Deluxe
And what I would do fill it out with all the ice I could and then fill it up with water. It was a lie saver. Trust me when I say this I can work all day in 100 degree day with no problems with this device.
ah ok. thanks.
btw, is there any way to cover both the bride and groom prep solo?
One idea is to use the grooms smartphone to record audio and put it in his pocket that is closest to his face.
Use An iPhone To Record High Quality Audio For Your Videos
Not exactly what i had in mind. haha.
I meant how do you film both the groom and bride preparing (ie; dressing up, changing...) with one person. since it usually happens concurrently, am i right?
The way I did weddings was I went to the brides house first and did photos. Then went to the church to film the groom and the best man. So you can get some video of the groom before the church service starts.
The only other way is to get a second cameraman to help out.
Second cameraman eh? I guess i'll get my dad to do it. I'll just put the videocam on auto mode and pass it to him while i handle to DSLR stuff.
Have your Dad watch this video it might help. LOL
MWAC Attack-Episode 1: The Camera
All joking aside maybe get your Dad a tripod or a monopod. People that are not good with video tend to move the camera around. Have your Dad maybe watch a view videos on Vimeo. One tip tell your Dad to take video like he's taking photos. People tend to move the camera around way to much.
I like to put the camera in shutter mode, but the only problem sometimes is that there is to much light and you need a NB filter and if you do not have a ND filter you need to add shutter. So if its really bright and sunny maybe go with P mode. If its cloudy but still a nice day go with shutter mode.
Haha yeah. I'll pass him my old tripod that I've phased out when i got my new libec then.
So glad I found this post!!! Helping a photog friend out this weekend and I'm a one-man show with three cameras (2 DSLR and one ENG). My plan is to have the ENG on sticks as well as one of the DSLRs while I busy myself with the other on a shoulder rig. Audio is gonna be tricky, but since it's not in a church maybe I can have more luck with mic placement. As always, great forum, great community.
I shall ask again, I really need some advice guys, I want to send fcp7 footage to compressor then in to DVD studio pro, can any one give me some advice on what to export as so that I don't lose too much quality? Thanks in advance
Oh and its hd footage, and Pal region..
may i ask you if you use steadicam tools, and if yes, when you walk around the church or follow couple, how do you cope with the fact dlsrs do not have ability to perform AF as being in servo mode during movie recording ?
Do you use wide angle only set infinity and go ? How do you focus faces this way ?
I can only speak as a GH2 owner but the auto focus is very good. But things can go wrong sometimes with auto focus. So you have to know what you can get away with.
For example a person is walk toward the camera the camera stays in focus and then the person walks away the camera now focus on the background.
Some of the Canon camcorder use face detection and is they lose auto focus they do not hunt until it finds another face then the auto focus kicks in.
You can always go manual and push the ISO and go to F 5.6 or F8 and almost everything should be in focus.
After scooping around on Dvinfo i see the general consensus there is that DSLRS are useless for weddings and i should get a small-ish sensor video camera... Seeing that the new panny ac130 is out and less than a 5D3, and since I'm coming from a video cam it should be be right up my alley. If i get the 5D3 it will mean getting used to shooting with a completely different system. i'm seriously considering it. Anyone wants to try to talk me out of this? hehe