The Lenses Every One-Person Band Wedding Videographer Needs

Cose-up of 50mm lens
So you started doing weddings and business is taking off. Your old clients have referred you to all their friends and money is starting to flow in. Now you’ve decided to step away from your kit lenses and old tripod in exchange for supports and lenses that will take your game to the next level.
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I am new to this forum so I appologize in advance if this was already asked in a prior post.


Do you have to have the venue (church, reception location, etc.) sign any legal forms protecting you?


Also, what about the DJ or band?  Should I have them sign anything?

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Joined: 02/25/2009 - 6:01pm


What's up everyone. I am a hobbyist continuing to learn every chance I get which is why I love these types of forums. Currently I am working on my event skills. A few people have asked me to video their weddings. As always I like to do my homework. Between the weddings I have been to and the ones I have seen on you tube, I know a couple of things.

1 - I have to work on shooting in low light, because I hate those on cam lights that blind everyone facing the camera.

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Last seen: 3 years 9 months ago
Joined: 05/03/2012 - 1:25pm


Hi everyone,

I just got a new imac with Lion on it. I"m shooting weddings and would like to burn my final product onto blu ray. Right now I'm using Encore to author my DVD's.

So, I'm reading up on which blu ray burner to buy as I have heard some don't work well. Can someone post some links to ones that work well?

Thanks everyone :)

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Last seen: 3 years 9 months ago
Joined: 05/03/2012 - 1:25pm


Hi there,

I will be shooting a wedding coming up. I have the following gear: Sony V1U and Canon 60D. Along with Rode video mic pro and wireless G3 kit. For editing I use a imac and final cut or adobe.

Now I have been told by some people to shoot everything in 24p. My cameras do that and I would like that for the getting ready footage, reception and other fun parts. However, I'm not sure if I should stick to one frame rate or not?

The ceremony and speeches were my main concern which frame rate to use?

Can anyone help me with this?


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Last seen: 3 years 1 month ago
Joined: 02/15/2012 - 5:33pm


Hello all, I am Tim Hughes, this is my first post and I am excited to be entering the videography profession. Now let's get to business.

I just purchased a Canon VIXIA HF M41, an LED light that mounts to it, a shotgun mic that also mounts to the camera, professional tripod, and a tripod dolly.

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Joined: 12/11/2008 - 7:54pm
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I've posted quite a few bits of info concerning Canon DSLR's that dealt primarily with the technical aspects of cameras like the 5DmkII, 7D and 1DmkIV such as exposure ratings, and CMOS issues. Even found you guys some hardcore videos comparing DSLR's head-to-head against film cameras!


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