How To Record Amazing Audio In Your Wedding Films!

How To Record Amazing Audio In Your Wedding Films!

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This is a big one. I’m giving all my audio secrets away! For over a year, the most requested topic for me to talk about is audio. Everyone apparently wants to know how I approach recording audio for a wedding film, the exact gear that I use to record the wedding notes, ceremony, and toasts, and how I make everything sound great. Well today is the day that I reveal it all! Strap in for almost thirty minutes of me covering all facets of recording audio for wedding films.

In this video I will cover:
– Why audio is such a big deal for you and your audience.
– The exact recorders, microphones, cables, batteries, and accessories that I use throughout the entire wedding day.
– Who and what I record during the wedding ceremony.
– All the ways to plug into a sound board.
– How to handle DJs that won’t let you plug into their sound board.
– A foolproof backup that Guarantees(!) that you will record high quality toasts audio.

Below is a full list of the Audio Equipment that I use. You can see this entire list with images and links at:

🎤 AUDIO GEAR 🎤

RECORDERS:
– Zoom h5 on Amazon:
– Zoom h4n on Amazon:
– Sony ICDUX560 (Replaces the Olympus WS-822) on Amazon:
– Tascam DR-10L on Amazon:

MICROPHONES:
– Sennheiser G4 (the G3 was discontinued) on Amazon:
– Microphone Madness Matchstick Lapel:
– Rycote Stickies on Amazon:
– Rycote Overcovers on Amazon:

CABLES:
– Hosa XLR Cable on Amazon:
– Hosa 1/4-inch to 1/4-inch on Amazon:
– Hosa 1/4-inch to RCA on Amazon:
– Whirlwind IMP 1×2 XLR Splitter on Amazon:

BATTERIES:
– Eneloop AA Rechargeable Batteries on Amazon:
– Eneloop AAA Rechargeable Batteries on Amazon:
– AmazonBasics Battery Charger on Amazon:
– Battery Case on Amazon:

MEMORY CARDS:
– Sandisk 32GB SD Card on Amazon:
– Sandisk 16GB Micro SD Card on Amazon:

HEADPHONES:
– Cheap Earbuds on Amazon:

MISC ACCESSORIES:
– MicFX Microphone Sleeve (they now have them in black from their site, no turning inside-out required):

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Matt Johnson
2177 Buckingham Road #553
Richardson, TX 75081
USA

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