How To Film A Wedding Reception

Wedding receptions are one of the most fun parts of a wedding day. The ceremony is behind you, food is being served, and everyone is getting ready to party! But what happens when everything goes wrong? What about when a massive lightning storm rolls through and makes an outdoor reception an indoor? Today you get to see exactly how I filmed a wedding reception that was anything but ideal. In this video I cover:

  • The exact audio gear I use for recording reception toasts
  • Fun techniques I use to pose a couple after their wedding ceremony
  • How I setup my lighting equipment for toasts and dancing
  • Angles for incredible reception exit shots
  • Ways to make your dancing footage look fun!

And you’ll also get all my camera, lens, aperture, and ISO details listed with every shot I use.

Gear I used to film this wedding!

Watch Part 1-3 of the BTS

In case you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch Noah and Mal’s wedding film for this Behind The Scenes.

Every single piece of AUDIO GEAR I use when filmmaking.

Special thanks to my friend Paul Bailey for helping out with filming this BTS: Be sure to check out Paul Bailey’s work.

INSANE lowlight main camera:
My favorite wide angle lens:
The lens that is on my camera 80% of the time:
Killer ND filter/adapter for these lenses:
Best drone ever:
Filters for the best drone ever:
Mega comfy shoulder bag:
BEEFY electronic gimbal:
Fantastic video monopod:
Ridiculously tiny audio recorder and mic:
Prism for fancy in-camera effects:
FAST video editing laptop:
Indestructible camera case:
Light & sturdy travel tripod:
Portable LED Lighting Kit:

Want to learn to film weddings? I’m now offering one-on-one filmmaker consulting! Check it out!

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Edited using Adobe Premiere Pro. Download a free trial!

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  • Sound Stripe –  (use the coupon code “WHOISMATT” for 10% off a yearly or monthly subscription!)
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Matt Johnson
PO Box #451602
Garland, TX 75045