Camera-Mounted Drone for Wedding Photography - Part 2

(This is the continuation from Part 1)

This is the first time I've seen a drone used for wedding photography. I really didn't see the drone in action. I noticed it though when come communion time, a photography crew was bringing a drone towards the photographers' corner. The pews behind the mass readers have become the place where the crew would do on-site editing. Video editing is done here so some may be shown to enliven the wedding reception.

Wedding Aerial Photography with a Drone

I didn't see the drone fly inside the church. The priest would've not allowed it for sure. So I assumed the crew came from outside to take overhead shots of the church building and its surroundings.

There are photo and video footage of past weddings that I saw on the internet. These were taken in our church. I wondered how the photography crew got impressive and majestic aerial shots of the church.

I thought that they were in a building rooftop across the street, but the pictures were taken from a much higher vantage point. There are even close-up shots of the church's cross right at the apex of the church roof. They couldn't just be google satellite images of the church.

Now I know. It's wedding aerial photography with the aid of a camera-mounted drone.

I even had the chance to interview the video editor briefly after the wedding mass. They were copying the image files from the drone's camera to be incorporated into the on-site edited slideshow and footage video.

Wireless Microphone Use at the Wedding Mass

A few priests in our parish prefer the wireless microphones when they're officiating the wedding masses. And why not. The wireless microphones frees them up when they need to go to the wedding couple for the marriage rites. Then there are no microphone cables to move around or get in the way.

The frequent problem with wireless microphones are they always run out of battery charge, often when the wedding mass is going on. When the mother-butlers don't recharge the backup batteries, then this complicates the problem.

Today was one of those days. After a few minutes of usage, the wireless microphone gave out. The priest motioned me to get the wired microphone from the priest lectern. That's easy enough to do.

The problem was, that microphone will not reach the wedding primary sponsors where the priest delivers the Question-and-Answer portion of his homily. The microphone cable isn't long enough. The priest then instructed me to remove the microphone jack from the commentator's lectern and plug it into the microphone slot at the altar.

It's a good thing that, being an audiophile, I know a little bit of these microphone cables, jacks and slots. I was able to move quickly and do the necessary adjustments. And the priest was able to "go down" to the wedding sponsors to give his homily. The priest's assistant seemed clueless at all this.