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Andrew Wise

Rode Filmmaker Audio kit

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I’ve added two Rode wireless Lavalier microphones to our kit now. Using the 2.4GHz wireless frequency, they are no longer susceptible to interference from other wireless microphones like the venues other wireless microphones etc. I’ll normally put one on the groom, and one on the officiant/celebrant, even though they may already have a microphone for themselves, they are normally just PA microphones, not designed for recording high quality audio and their preamps/amplifiers will add extra noise into the audio. I will either run them directly into the camera, or into my Roland R26 portable recorder which has great clean preamps.
So far i’ve had great success with them at my most recent wedding, they were used for the whole ceremony and reception, where during the reception one was added to the lectern alongside the house microphone, to ensure my audio is clean and clear. The batteries had only dropped 30% by the end of the night, and the quality sounded great!

I’d definitely recommend these Rode Filmmaker kit microphones.

New DJI RoninM Gimbal

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We have added some new gear! The DJI Ronin M is a 3 axis gimbal, designed to stabilise the camera to allow the operator to move around feely while still holding a stable shot. It’s a lot of fun to use, and the footage looks great. This is perfect for walking down the isle, photoshoot shots, bridal party entrance and first dance, places where you really want to take the camera off the tripod to add some more motion into the shot, but still want great stable footage.

We will be using this on all of our videos now on, which will add a lot more production value to out videos.

 

Brodie & Cheyenne

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Today I worked with another film company producing a wedding video for Brodie & Cheyenne. The Ceremony was held at St Mary’s Church, Warners Bay, and reception at the Bella Vista Wedding and Function Centre in Mayfield. Bella Vista is a magnificent old mansion that was built in 1919 for the manager of Newcastle BHP Steel Works, David Baker. it still retained original furnishings and the theme kept to the styling of the venue.

Ashleigh & James

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Today I freelanced for another wedding videography company, to shoot Ashleigh and James’ wedding. They exchanged vows at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal. The parish church had a great looking interior, with a huge stain glass window sky light, the lighting for the video was great.

The reception was held at the Avoca Beach Surf House, where the decorators had done a great job, it looked amazing. The venue was clean and tidy and had a massive stage and dance floor.

DVD Folios

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All 3 packages include a beautiful DVD presentation folio, They can be Buckram, Linen, or Imitation Leather, in various colours. The inside mats come in 2 colours – Black or White with matching spine binding and disc hubs. The one shown in the photo is the cream imitation leather for Nathan and Zoe, Which I finished editing and production within 3 weeks.

Nathan & Zoe’s Wedding

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Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Ross, it was a beautiful wedding and a lot of fun! The ceremony was at Peppers Guest house, in a lovely garden under a large tree. I used two cameras on the day, one stationary with a wide lens to the side of the ceremony, and myself operating another with a medium – telephoto zoom lens. Video coming soon!

Nathan & Zoe

New Camera

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We now have a second Panasonic GH4 and a Panasonic 35-100 F2.8 lens! Which is the 35mm equivalent of a 70-200mm

The Panasonic GH4 has proved to be a great camera to use on our shoots, it shoots in a wide variety of formats and resolutions, Has external microphone and headphone port and great battery life which are just a few of its top features.

The 35-100 is a great lens, with a very usable focal length for weddings which allows us to get great close ups and beautiful portraits.

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First Day In San Francisco

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Today I arrived in San Francisco. Ignoring the rain I went for a walk around town, and ended up walking through china town which was pretty interesting. I also saw the cable car museum, and what I found interesting was how often they have to change the cables, around every 120 days.
The North end of the city is very beautiful, with views down the streets to the water.
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