Adjusting Audio


The Art of Wedding Filmmaking


Lesson Info

Adjusting Audio

Now you're hearing all your from different places, right? So when now that we're doing we're doing the audio we need teo bring that down and I said that was just there to use as a reference when we sinking you can highlight all the clips to bring them down now you got this audio here and I'm just gonna lay cut there don't needle that let's clean up this thiss timeline a bit cool okay let's get to the point where she's speaking but that's really cool um and his sisters from idaho she's coming and she's made okay so now what's what's happening you need thio adjust the way the sound comes through at the moment it's in a mode here mono and yeah she is now it's so good because what sometimes what happens if it's coming from one one speaker you need to go jule mono so therefore it's coming through the boat both speakers um one of the bright remains from nashville coming and it's actually her birthday too so that's really cool and his sisters from idaho she's coming and she's praising made uh...

but not, um well tens of people for the people uh the whole church and then on top of that if you need to for example there might be some spots there in the audio that is a little bit higher than the others you just keep frame you line your cosa sei right here does this red marks over there? They're your hot marks there it's a little bit peeking what you could do is you align your you curse of there and you put key frames so would you ever consider showing the couple are rough cut at all? Uh, no, no, no way basic explain to him that we have sometimes I asked, you know, do we have a chance to one of the most common questions we get is do we get a chance of choose the music? We part of that and I would never say like no straight away like what I say look, we would accept any suggestion so you respect and acknowledge what they requested. So you polite however we do have full crave discretion because you know, we're we're we're trained in what we do and we can definitely, you know, find the best fit for you because it's like what I say to them it's like choosing a soundtrack for a film and we're using out our craft in our talents skill I should say to find the right fit for you but having said that look, if there's something that you want to suggest, please let us know and then in our process we can use that as a god and it may help us and then once you say that, even though, like, initially, they were a little bit funny about all, but we want to choose the music, you know, this is song and we're really like it, you know, and say, look, let us know and then what we'll do, we'll use that as a guide, but please, I have full trust in us, you know, it would be really awesome, and that really works that's really good to have that speaking of music, do you have any resource is where you can find the royalty free music? Yes, all the music that we use for our films that you've you've seen and all the ones on the website there or we use license music from websites like music, bed music, bed or triple scoop really good one um, that we're using so thie idea what that is, you're doing things legally, which, you know, you know, there's been a crackdown like, you know, this become very strict now, so it's important that you you make sure that everything is done legally, and then also it will force you to not force you, but it gives you that chance to be to have that tyler approach in your music selection, whereas if you're going for songs that are like, you know, a part of you know you hear on the radio you know it tends to not have that personal touch because you've heard it before and it's good and it's got some sort of attachment already what I say to the couple I say like your your song the songs we choose for your film it's it's that's you you know I mean like we wouldn't be in a position to reuse that song because we spent we could spend up to like two hours two three hours like a working out and deciding on a song I'm going to spend two hours but like but you know, coming back and forth you know, we may brainstorm and go through the website and could be after a narrow too so I can look for this song because a lot of time does go through into the music selection because you know it's quite as you know as you've noticed like this certain parts in the song that you know accentuates the narrative and there's like the crescendo and then there's a part there where it's suitable for when the dialogue is happening says all these elements and you think about when we're going through the songs so after we doing the rough cart, you need to think about that it's really important so I've seen wedding videos online that used very famous songs for their like bruno mars and and justin bieber or whatever and I'm wondering what so what's the deal with that of those people that are providing their client's music they're just breaking the law in some way because they're profiting off of using someone else's aren't right I mean they're well if it has if the licence has not been purchased year it's and there's a copyright infringement on it like a copyright if it's been copyrighted that that miss song off she has then technically yeah it's it's it's not legal to do that especially if you because you know some for personal use then you know but more but putting that aside you know you want to you know, choose music that you've actually invested in terms of like that will suit the couple very much in terms of the way you choose your lenses very much how you choose your your stabilizer very much like how you deal with the space you know to to get the shots that you need from the time that you plan the wedding to the actual to the edit suite everything is done with a purpose you know? Sure it's a live events of certain things you go with the flow you know you know that's that's how it is but you know it's important to have that frame of mind because I'm saying this because there are couples out there that you you meet and I mean that will say all we want to choose the music you know, we want to choose the music, we have these songs and they mean a lot to us and say, look, we can incorporate that in the probably in the duck await it because they may say we were goingto we're going to use that at the reception or, you know, going down the aisle on at the ceremony great. Well, it's going to be in your doctor wait it's going to be your you main features it's no problem, but we'll keep that in mind and also we want to use music that we can legally use as well. So it's educate your couples, you let them know you never say it's like when someone like request something I never say no, I just say, look, we can take your suggestions because you want to respect the fee, but not their feedback but their requests, you know, I just you know, they might take it back that you go oh, no, we wouldn't do that just kind of be subtle about it say, hey, look will take your suggestion, but leave it to us and even couples that I've met that would, like, really adamant that look, they needed to choose their own music oft I gave them that little explanation no like yeah, I cannot make sense that's cool that's the honest truth I'm not making the south like I've had times when all of us you know that we have that couples they're like you know they have a particular yeah they have like this vision of what the film should be but look in a day they're not they're not part of the craft that doing this is part of their life so have have confidence what you do you know like don't be afraid to go and think don't be afraid to like put your mark on and put your foot down but in a polite way and say look, this is gonna this is gonna be awesome for you you know, but most couples like, you know, once you show the work that you do you're gonna attract the couples that you want and you're not gonna have that that obstacle it's not gonna be enough obstacle at all we have a couple questions about timing obviously the same day at it is unique but what is the typical timeframe from wedding day to finish cut? It depends way try and have a turnaround time of ten weeks but sometimes you know we will experience a busy time and if that happens we will inform our couples so it's not like it reaches like ten weeks and then we say, hey, we need another month to cut your film you know that it's not going it's not going good doing that so again, the communication should needs to continue even after the wedding day it doesn't have to be on a weekly basis but just keep them in the loop, you know? And it could be like something like because, you know, the food is great, you've done all the planning you you've shocked the wedding really well and you're really confident about your excited to put the wedding together. We'll tell him that I do like after the winning like a few days later, I sent them an e mail I say, hey, it was awesome unless they beat me to it, which is I'm stoked when that happens because legally feedback and we'll get into like that social media and how that works with marketing, but when they leave, isn't it great when they leave feedback after the wedding? I could get some time to get text messages, right? Alfio and you and all oun, brian or you and so and so we're just amazing like you guys like made us feel so comfortable. You I've had comments like we is like you weren't even there and like when I get these comments is like man, alright this's really worth the effort because, you know, doing this, doing this cinema thing it's it's really hard work you know because you've gotto mentally you gotta think of so many so many things and when you get comments like that that's what it's all about that you made today you made the day and it's it's it's a it's something that you keep in here you know and I love that and yeah but if that is that a big tour then a few days later we even like the next day I'll just send them a quick little text or email um hey was absolute pleasure to capture day the footage looks awesome just captured it and you know we're really excited to put together all the best on your honeymoon yeah talk to you soon and that goes a long way again you're putting a mark in showing them care and by doing that then they have that trust that you know like if you do need a little bit more time for sound reason because sometimes once in the wall you get really busy and you need a little bit extra time there will be understanding because I know that you care and you prep them all this before they've even hired you personally I make it very clear that turnaround time is between you know, ten to twelve weeks like three months sometimes less than that but I said look there are times that it could go over that but we'll we'll keep in contact with you will keep you in the loop and then they're not you know they don't want surprised I don't want these don't want surprise they don't like last minute like surprised like off by the way it's gonna be another month nobody likes that no, no no business what will know no client or couple client wants that that's important just to communicate it didn't take long just two two lines in an email and do they receive the doc oh edit in the finished film at the same time just the three holiday ok, yeah we'll get into that way have a way that we present the film which is really, really cool and it's all part of the experience by the experience so we'll touch we'll get into that a little bit later I wanted to know if you have additional communication after it's been delivered do you still communicate with your clients and is that get of any type of repeat business? Or is it just like rico and nothing? I'll answer that question all that question for the next segment because it's a good question and which is why we'll be discussing that topic in the next segment because it's critical what happens after the wedding day is just as it may possibly more important to continue the momentum will discuss ways too yeah, I want to get too much into it so um I'll feel back to the masking if you had a moving shot yes or no on that you need to keep frame everything okay? That's yeah it's if it's something where is like I wouldn't find myself in a situation of doing that because it's moving I have this rule that if the shot's not on and looks really like the lighting let's say you shooting outdoors right? And you try to get a shot you think that the frame is really cool and they're doing something really cool and but it's totally like I don't know if it's really bad lighting like you just need to reassessed the shot so it's important that balance between getting the moment and adjusting in terms of moving a subject and getting the right light and thinking about the other it's like a bit of a juggling act does that make sense? Yeah um cool all right? Do you ever cues music first and then shoot to it? And the other question was never compose your own music I thought of getting someone to compose music in the process of, you know, getting to know people networking with meeting people I have come across musicians and this is something that I'm possibly looking teo do because I think it's important teo to support our local local musicians right and that's what music bed and these other website that's what they do that's what's so awesome about these websites like music bid actually, what they're doing is they're supporting these up and coming artists that you don't hear on the radio. They're creating new new content. Start new songs and new music, and you can use that for your on your wedding filmed because its tail it it's fresh on dh. Yeah, it's, it's suited for the couple, because you've you've, you've taken the time to get the right the right fit for them.

Class Description

What’s the difference between a videographer and a true cinematographer? How can a single shooter successfully capture a complete wedding story? Join filmmaker Alfio Stuto for a three-day introduction to the wedding cinematographer’s mindset and toolbox. Alfio will cover everything you need to know about video storytelling, post-production workflow, attracting clients, and growing a business. You’ll learn how to choose the equipment right for you, from lenses to lighting equipment, and beyond. Alfio will share the one-of-a-kind techniques he’s developed over a decade of success as a cinematographer, including how to capture a live event through moving, evocative imagery that will last forever. By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills you need to tell a compelling, emotional story through video, with results your clients will love.


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This is fantastic! Boatloads of useful information, lightheartedly told, as if by a friend. And this is in regards to the comment earlier that Alfio is not a good teacher. I find his manner of speaking very easy to get into. It's not rigid and you can tell he's speaking from experience and not quoting text-books. I'd much rather have this sort of teacher than any other. Brilliant stuff, I have to repeat myself.