How To Film Incredible Dancing Footage In Your Wedding Films!

My favorite wedding filmmaking gear:
Today, I have a new tutorial for you all about how I film dancing at a wedding reception. In it, I cover four key tips that should help your improve your footage of people dancing during a wedding reception. The open dance floor doesn’t have to be boring or intimidating! It can be a lot of fun, I promise.

In this video I cover:
😀How to interact with the couple, wedding coordinator, and DJ when preparing to film the dancing at the reception.
💡A way to light the dance floor and make it look incredible even when there’s awful venue lighting.
💃My go-to technique to get more energetic dancing shots that show how much fun the wedding guests were having.
😮The exact way I shoot to make editing dancing footage super easy in post (it’s almost editing itself!)

If any of that interests you, I would highly recommend checking out the video. 🙂

Get the lights, stands, and dimmer I talked about in the video at this link:

Here are links to the lights and dimmer I talked about in the video:
– Arri 150 Watt Light:
– Arri Barn Doors:
– Light Dimmer:
– CheetahStand light Stand:
– Lowel Pro-light:
– Lowel Pro-light Barn Doors:
– Dedolight:
– Dedolight Barn Doors:

Check out the wedding films I used in this video:

👰Meant To Be Together Since Grade School:
👰Scotland Meets Texas:
👰High School Sweethearts in the Hill Country:
👰My breath of life, my other half, my Cinderella:

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave one below or get in touch through my blog:

🎥This vlog was filmed with the Sony A7sii, a really cool camera that you can check out on Amazon here:

📷You can check out the rest of the gear I use for filmmaking at my Gear Page on my site at

🤓I am also now offering one-on-one personal filmmaker consulting! Wanna talk about cameras, lighting, or booking clients? Let’s do it!

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🎧 Sound Stripe – (use the coupon code “WHOISMATT” for 10% off a yearly or monthly subscription!)
🎤 Filmstro – (use the coupon code “WHOISMATT20_ANN” for 20% off all yearly licenses)

Matt Johnson
PO Box #451602
Garland, TX 75045
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