Missing this one detail can ruin your wedding video
You might not think much about audio when it comes to your wedding video, but when you hire a professional cinematographer you’re going to want to know they're thinking about it. A lot.
Audio in wedding videos is a critically undervalued detail.
Unfortunately, audio is something that many wedding videographers too often undervalue and bad audio can significantly impact the quality of your film. If it's bad enough, it can ruin your wedding film completely.
All it takes is poor quality equipment or the lack of proper audio hookups and you can loose that precious anecdote from your mom or your best friend forever.
When I first started Harborview Studios, the first thing I focused on wasn’t what kind of camera was I going to use but how I would capture audio.
One thing that routinely stood out to me in other videos I'd seen was the poor audio quality. This was not a mistake that I was eager to make with my productions.
Taking a cue from Hollywood.
If you ever watch a behind-the-scenes video of any Hollywood movie or TV show, you may catch the boom operator holding a long boom pole with a shotgun mic attached to the end.
Oftentimes, that mic is being held inches away from the actor’s face, just out of frame and if there’s a wide shot where the boom operator can’t get close enough, the actors may be wearing a hidden lapel microphone somewhere on their clothing.
For Harborview Studios's productions, the groom and officiant will be wearing lapel mics. If these two people are not mic'd you will get bad audio quality for your wedding video. You will not hear your vows.
Our studio also uses separate audio recorders that connect directly to a DJ or band’s soundboard and mini shotgun mics that pick up desired ambient audio.
It is absolutely key to making a high-end wedding video worth watching over and over.
These audio moments are what brings the whole film to life