A Wedding Filmmaker's Review of the Sony FS5

A Wedding Filmmaker's Review of the Sony FS5

My wedding filmmaking gear:
Welcome to my second (of hopefully many) video blogs aimed at helping wedding cinematographers. You can watch the first VLOG here:

In the future, I’m planning on covering tips, tutorials, and training all about shooting and editing wedding films to help all of us become better creators. It feels good to start with the basics though, and you can’t get very much more basic than the camera itself. Wedding days are notoriously difficult to shoot, with so many varied locations, lighting conditions, and an occasional crazy aunt on the dance floor. It is incredibly important to have a camera that can handle all of these scenarios well, especially when things get rough.

In this video review, I go in-depth with the pros and cons of the camera, while keeping focused on its uses for wedding cinematography. So if you are a wedding cinematographer/videographer/friend that was randomly asked to film a wedding/Uncle Bob at the back of a church with a camera/whatever, and you want to learn more about wedding cinematography and cameras, I hope that this video and my future video blogs are helpful to you.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave on below, or get in touch with me through my website,

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

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