Last weekend, you may have seen a few tweets from me while I was filming a wedding with my buddy Clayton Stringer. Although I no longer choose to produce wedding videos independently anymore, I am more than happy to offer my hand at being a second-shooter. It’s a great way to explore the world of videography and get some awesome hands-on experience. And, if you do it right, it can pay pretty stinkin’ well. My man Clayton is killing it over at Stringer Productions. Seriously, check him out. This is the trailer for the wedding we shot, edited to perfection.
I was on a Canon 60D, and pretty much used a steady-cam and a monopod all day, with the exception of the ceremony where I started on a monopod then transferred to a tripod during the
boring good stuff. Clayton was on a Canon 5D mkII, also used a monopod all day and occasionally rocked a slider, which is essential in event videography. Both the steady-cam and slider add such a cinematic style to a documentary. If you’re in event videography, I suggest investing in some sort of steady-cam and a slider. We had Manfrotto quick-release adapters on all our gear, so switching from a monopod to a tripod to the steady-cam to the slider was a cinch. We had a plethora of lenses at our disposal. We both love using primes, so that’s what we stuck to all day, again, with the exception of the ceremony, where I used a zoom lens from stage. Although you are limited to one focal length when using primes, they are great in low-light, and we had enough to choose from, that it was never a problem to find the right lens.
- Canon 5D mkII. [link]
- Canon 60D. [link]
- Manfrotto 501 HDV tripods. [link]
- Manfrotto monopods. [link]
- Glidecam 2000 Pro. [link]
- Konova slider. [link]
- Bower 14mm f/2.8. [link]
- (2x) Canon 28mm f/1.8. [link]
- Zeiss 50mm f/1.4. [link]
- Rokinon 85mm f/1.4. [link]
- Canon 200mm f/2.8L. [link]
- Canon 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS. [link]