Just Starting out: Wedding videoography

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    • #46407
      AvatarAnonymous
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      OK, this is my first venture into using my Canon GL2 as a money maker. I plan to start filming weddings.

      However i need some serious hand holding on what accessories I should purchase in order to get the best quality product.

      Battery:
      8 Hour Lithium Rechargeable Battery f/Canon

      Light:
      Canon VL-10LI On Camcorder Battery Video Light
      http://www.expresscameras.com/prodetails.asp?prodid=131611&cart=1&start=1

      Audio
      DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
      http://www.canoncompanystore.com/epages/annex.storefront?ProductDetail=3176A002AA

      or

      Sennheiser MKE-300 Professional Microphone
      http://www.expresscameras.com/prodetails.asp?prodid=11820&cart=1&start=1

      or

      SGM-1X SHOTGUN MICROPHONE
      http://www.azden.com/
      if it can be connected to the Canon GL2

      or

      Schriber Acoustic SA-568
      http://www.nrgresearch.com/sa568.htm

      Tripod:
      Deluxe Fluid Head Tripod
      http://www.expresscameras.com/prodetails.asp?prodid=8903&cart=1&start=1

      Stabilization:
      GLIDECAM 2000 PRO
      http://www.glidecam.com/pricing.html

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      Any opinions would be greatly appreciated

    • #191255
      Avatarvideolab
      Participant

      I can tell you just by looking at it that is a cheap crappy photo tripod. Find another that has a real fluid head. A true fluid head will look much more substantial compared to the one that is on that site. If youve got the cash a monfroto 501 head and a decent set of sticks would do you much better than that.

    • #191256
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      if i go with the GLIDECAM BODY-POD will i need a high end tripod?

    • #191257
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      SGM-1X SHOTGUN MICROPHONE
      http://www.azden.com/
      if it can be connected to the Canon GL2

      or

      Schriber Acoustic SA-568
      http://www.nrgresearch.com/sa568.htm

      anyone have a recommendation?

    • #191258
      AvatarVideoguy
      Participant

      We just launched a new page to our website:

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      We have the video editing and production tools you need to succeed!

      This page is dedicated to providing information and tech advice targeted to the Event Videographer with links to other valuable resources in the online community.
      Info for Wedding & Event Filmakers on this page:

      1. Our top products for Event Videography
      2. Choosing the right NLE for Event Videography
      3. Wedding & Event Videography Resources

      Gary

    • #191259
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      thanks!
      going to check it out right now

    • #207595
      AvatarGerry
      Member

      There is the place where you start and a place that you are going to. If you buy the cheapest components, you will end up throwing them away. If you can get good enough components to last a few upgrades you'll be better off. If you can get good sticks you can upgrade the video head. If you get a decent microphone you can keep it when you add more. Good quality products can be resold or repurposed. The GL2 is a good camera. I'd go for a decent set of sticks with a decent video head (I'm thinking you'll eventually will go multicam and this will be your second camera and tripod). Get a Tascam D40 and use that for your audio, hide it close where you need it and sync it in post. Eventually you'll need a shotgun and wireless. Gerry

       

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