"How do you capture the audio?"
A portfolio doesn't always highlight one of the most important aspects of videography, the audio. Audio is just as important as a beautiful crisp HD image, so a good videographer will know exactly how to capture the ceremony and speeches in crystal clarity.
Here at Devoted Films we use a whole range of different methods in order to capture the very best audio possible. During the ceremony we use a wireless lapel mic (they're very small and discreet) on either the person conducting the ceremony or the Groom. During the speeches we provide each person speaking with a wireless lapel mic and we also use a dictaphone to capture the guests reaction. We always have backup audio recorders on our cameras, so if anything fails, nothing is ever lost.
The pic above is just a few of our audio recording options
Good audio is a major factor, but easily forgotten about. Always ask your videographer how they intend to capture the vows and speeches and talk about what backups will be in place.
I hope you found this helpful, we will have more important questions for wedding videographers coming soon.
All the best,