August 22, 2017
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.
Unfortunately, audio is something that too many wedding videographers 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.
Poor quality equipment or the lack of proper audio hookups and can loose that precious anecdote from your mom or your best friend forever.
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.
Microphones are held inches away from an actor’s face—just out of frame. Or for a wide shot, the actors wear 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. Chances are excellent that you won’t hear your vows.
We also make sure to use 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
Mom to 4-legged kids and lover of everything butter, flour, and sugar related (especially cake). I write about real weddings, featured love stories, and advice about getting a wedding video. #nofilter
Who are we? We’re Cindy & Sean Caughey, Cape Cod wedding videographers. We used to vacation here until (about 12 years ago) we decided we just couldn’t go back to NJ. Now we specialize in filming couples getting married on Cape Cod & the Islands, year-round.