Here you will find the various pieces of gear that I either shoot with currently or have experience using. Everything will be divided up into categories such as Audio Gear, Cameras, Lenses, etc.
You can expect this to be updated relatively often as video technology has continued to change and as I grow my equipment list.
Today, I am starting with my Audio Gear. Last updated 3/27/2017
This is all the audio gear that I bring along with me to film a wedding. Everything fits easily into a Pelican 1510 case with plenty of room to spare for other gear. If you are wanting to film weddings well (or anything else for that matter), audio is one of the most important factors that goes into creating a successful film. DO NOT skip out on investing in good audio equipment such as what I have listed below.
RECEPTION LIGHTING GEAR
This is the reception lighting gear that I bring along with me to every wedding that I film. Even if the uplighting at the venue is awful and the DJ’s leds are causing banding in my footage, the lights in this kit will save the day! Gorgeous skintones, lens flares, and flicker free footage make these my go-to lights for adding a cinematic feel to a wedding dance floor.
AERIAL VIDEO GEAR (DRONES)
Drones are like Lay’s Potato Chips, in that their slogan should be, “You can’t have just one.” With drones like the Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, and Inspire 2, you now have many sizes, features, and capabilities to choose from. This is my list of aerial video gear (aka drones) that I use when filming weddings and any other projects. I own all the drones on this list, and believe that they offer an amazing aerial image for a good price. I’ve also made a video review of the Mavic Pro that I hope will help you as you consider which drone to purchase.
WEDDING SHOULDER BAG GEAR
This is everything accessory that I carry in my shoulder bag for easy access when filming a wedding. Featured in my wedding filmmaking behind the scenes video that you can watch at: https://youtu.be/bbowa8XpPLs
DESTINATION WEDDING GEAR
An ever-growing list of equipment that I use to transport my camera gear when flying around the country to film weddings.
CAMERA SENSOR CLEANING GEAR
Got dust or sensor spots? Don’t be scared, it’s not hard to clean your camera sensor and you (probably) won’t break it. 😉
WEDDING FILM DELIVERABLES
Flash Drives and Pretty boxes: these are the exact deliverables that I give to my wedding film clients.
BUDGET 4K WEDDING FILMMAKING GEAR
Wanna shoot in 4K but don’t have a lot of $? This will get you into the Sony ecosystem of mirrorless cameras and allow you to shoot ridiculously-high-quality 4K video for cheap.
I will be adding more here in the future. Please let me know if there is any specific category of equipment that you would like me to cover.