Audio – Choosing a Wedding Videographer – Part III

This is our Rode PinMic microphone. The nobby top is about the size of a button and we hide this mic on our grooms to capture vows. It’s the smallest, least-obtrusive microphone out there, and we use it so that no one sees our gear!

This is our Rode PinMic microphone. The nobby top is about the size of a button and we hide this mic on our grooms to capture vows. It’s the smallest, least-obtrusive microphone out there, and we use it so that no one sees our gear!

Audio is the last aspect we’ll talk about when choosing the right wedding videographer.

We love getting all those gorgeous shots of our couples in romantic settings, but all of that pretty footage doesn’t hold up unless you have a rock solid story to pair with it.

And that requires pristine audio.

Audio Capture with Three Sources

Audio is so important to our storytelling process, that we always have three sources of audio at every “big” moment of your wedding.

For instance, at the ceremony, we’ll hide the miniscule yet powerful Rode PinMic on the groom, tucked just under the boutonniere. This amazing microphone is about the size of a button, yet it pulls it the most delicious sonorous signals. This attaches to a tiny pocket recorder (about half the size of a deck of cards) that gets tucked into a pocket.

Then, we’ll use our RodeLink wireless microphone on your officiant to capture their important sermons and comments. Because this is wireless, we’ll be able to monitor the audio as it occurs, and because this setup is also powerful, it becomes our second source of your vows in case the groom’s mic fails.

We’ll also place a tiny recorder on the lectern, and if music is super important during your ceremony, we’ll also have a recorder next to your musicians.

Lastly, we’ll also have a recorder tucked near any speaker that amplifies the church or house sound of your venue. We rarely have to use this triple backup source, but having its recording gives me piece of mind.

Why Audio Is So Important

The reason we go to great lengths to get clean and rich audio recording is because as the editor, audio is the first source I turn to when I begin to edit your Cinematic Wedding Film.

I want the people who spoke at your wedding, as well as the words you two exchange, to drive the story arc of your film. That means you’ll see snippets of sermons or readings, toasts or asides, vows or first looks. I want you to feel the range of emotions you felt on your wedding day to shine through.

Audio is what makes the difference!

Cheers,
Cindy

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