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June 2, 2006 at 12:16 PM #41048brandon0409Participant
I am just starting up in the Wedding Videography business. I have been reading many of the posts on this forum. This is a great resource. I have used many of the helpful hints found here.
I know this particular question may have already been answered, when in which case if someone could just direct me to the link that would be great otherwise, here we go.
I am doing 2 weddings in the next month. (These are more for my portfolio. I am just charging the cost of materials) One of which is outside. I don’t have any wireless mics yet and won’t be able to afford them before the wedding. My question is:
Are there any other techniques I might be able to use? I vaguely recall reading , I think on this forum somewhere a few weeks ago, about hooking a lapel mic to a small recording device and putting that in the groom’s pocket. THen obviously mixing the sound into the video during post.
Does this sound like a viable option? Are there any others anyone would suggest?
June 2, 2006 at 9:13 PM #174991AnonymousInactive
I agree with compusolver on this one. It might be worth it to ask them about paying a little extra to get better sound.
Here’s an option: rent a wireless mic. I know for a fact that even in small town Minnesota where I live, theres a place not half an hour away where you can rent a wireless lapel system for your camera for not too much.
If you can buy them, Azden has some neat stuff. I started out with a cheap Azden VHF mic, and it wasn’t too bad. I’m on the 200ULT now, and I love it, but they cost quite a bit. Each couple would have to fork out about $350 to cover the cost.
Like I said, look up the rental places. If they don’t have one, call a videographer or two in the area. If I didn’t have a wedding going on, I’d be willing to rent my mics out for the right price.
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