In the interest of making this both informative and fun I'll do my best to write this on the creative side. It's your wedding day and you're sure to bring the beauty, so for the main camera I like to bring what I refer to as THE BEAST. The Beast is a Sony A7siii well know in the industry for its low light capability, and its 4K quality at up to 120FPS. (Frames per second) I'll avoid getting two technical but I run the The Beast with two v90 SD cards recording simultaneously. That part is important. What that means is that every second I record is actually being recorded twice in camera. This ensures that even if something goes wrong, or an SD card gets damaged that there should be a safe 2nd copy of the footage available. This camera rig is paired up with a monopod, camera strap, or gimbal just depending on the shot design Im going for at the moment. The gimbal is a DJI Ronin-S. Great tech, but a pain to set up and balance.
The twins job is to capture matching shoots of the most important moments. I set them up on opposite sides of the ceremony, point them at the speakers and the couple during speeches, and generally just anywhere that they need to produce similar image results. If I bring the creativity to the edit, The Twins bring the consistence. These two cameras also operate on the dual SD card system to make sure everything runs smoothly at the editing phase of the project.
The supporting gear for all 3 cameras include multiple manfrotto brand stabilization options, back up batteries, and so much more. My favorite piece is our 2 peak design carbon fiber tri-pods. These are such incredible tools packed in a tiny foot print, they have been perfect for our traveling weddings. You'll notice in the picture above that all the gear fits inside 2 Pelican air 1535 cases. This means I can load in and out of an entire wedding area and relocate within minutes with all gear in tow. Thats how eI am able to offer unlimited locations even with packages that only have one videographer. The gear we use is professional level quality, but allows for a run and gun system than still produce cinema quality footage at the end of the day.
Gear Blogs Coming Soon
Part 2 - Lens
Part 3 - Drones
Part 4 - Audio