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Sep 02, 2017 04:17 |  #1

My best friends daughter has asked me to take video of her wedding. I don't do video (i did tell her this) but she can't afford a pro so i will be doing this for her.

My question is, what lens should i purchase to do this? I will be using my 7Dii. I would like auto focus and not sure if what i have will do this. I have a Sigma 17-50 that i think would be a good focal range but i assume i would have to manual focus. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


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Sep 06, 2017 11:59 |  #2

7Dii will do video. And it's perfect length for the wedding. Try and keep it wide, as zoo.img I. During service will change focusing and might blur for a second or two wist it refocuses. Also place it where the photographer won't keep going in and out of shot.


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Sep 06, 2017 12:15 |  #3

Moving images with sound is a whole different bag of worms, & more videos have been ruined by bad sound than by bad camera/editing work. I suggest that you look into a wireless mic that you can attach to the groom.


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Sep 07, 2017 15:27 |  #4

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Moving images with sound is a whole different bag of worms, & more videos have been ruined by bad sound than by bad camera/editing work. I suggest that you look into a wireless mic that you can attach to the groom.

I won't need to worry about sound. The groom is a DJ and he will replace the sound with music. Good idea about the mic but Aussie blokes say some stupid things and might not go down well with the bride :lol:


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Sep 07, 2017 15:54 |  #5

If at all possible, use an IS lens. It makes a big difference in video if you're handholding.




  
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Sep 07, 2017 17:20 |  #6

rawshorty wrote in post #18446824 (external link)
I won't need to worry about sound. The groom is a DJ and he will replace the sound with music. Good idea about the mic but Aussie blokes say some stupid things and might not go down well with the bride :lol:

I guess I should have said that you mic the groom to get the brides audio & it's easier to hide the mic pack on him. Nobody cares what he says & you can edit him as much as you want. But be aware that it's all about the bride to the bride & the MOB.
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Oct 28, 2017 17:19 |  #7

Your 17-50 will be fine. Don't sweat that one.

Tips I can give would be to always support the camera. Tripod, monopod, set it on a railing. Don't think you're going to hand hold it and get good footage.

Shoot at 1/50 and 25 frames.

Don't use auto white balance! You'll hate yourself when it comes time to edit. Better to be off on the setting with a consistent color temp than to have it moving all over the place.

ISO noise isn't as important in video than stills so you can get away with using higher ISO if it gets real shady.

Audio is number one, even over the video footage itself. That's what is going to set your mood and tell the story. At minimum I would get full ceremony audio with a lav mic on the groom and get the toasts. You'll want both of those for your edit.

Bring more batteries and memory cards than you think you'll need. If it's your first video gig you will most likely shoot three times as much as you'll need.

Most important, get some practice in! Doesn't matter what you're shooting, just go shoot video. Note what you did and how things were set and learn it. Most of the still shooting will roll over to video but there is a lot of new with it as well.

And most most important, have fun with it!


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Oct 28, 2017 23:54 |  #8

Arstine wrote in post #18483394 (external link)
Your 17-50 will be fine. Don't sweat that one.

Tips I can give would be to always support the camera. Tripod, monopod, set it on a railing. Don't think you're going to hand hold it and get good footage.

Shoot at 1/50 and 25 frames.

Don't use auto white balance! You'll hate yourself when it comes time to edit. Better to be off on the setting with a consistent color temp than to have it moving all over the place.

ISO noise isn't as important in video than stills so you can get away with using higher ISO if it gets real shady.

Audio is number one, even over the video footage itself. That's what is going to set your mood and tell the story. At minimum I would get full ceremony audio with a lav mic on the groom and get the toasts. You'll want both of those for your edit.

Bring more batteries and memory cards than you think you'll need. If it's your first video gig you will most likely shoot three times as much as you'll need.

Most important, get some practice in! Doesn't matter what you're shooting, just go shoot video. Note what you did and how things were set and learn it. Most of the still shooting will roll over to video but there is a lot of new with it as well.

And most most important, have fun with it!


Thanks, i shot the wedding a month ago and the groom is doing the editing when he gets back. The stabilizer on the Sigma was awesome.


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Oct 29, 2017 09:19 |  #9

rawshorty wrote in post #18483624 (external link)
Thanks, i shot the wedding a month ago and the groom is doing the editing when he gets back. The stabilizer on the Sigma was awesome.

Hope that works. I've found that when the 'ographer and the editor are different people, there needs to be a "director" with the vision up front.




  
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