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Weddings rehearsal. With his lines and reaction shots already in the can, you can spend your time during the actual ceremony standing and flming from behind him. ·Really use a second camera. Videographers make about $1,000 per wedding, so after one wedding, you'll have made enough money to buy a second camcorder. If you have an assistant who can operate it, you've solved your "where should I stand?" dilemma. But if you don't have an assistant, you can set this second camcorder up in the back of the hall, in the balcony, or behind the presiding offcial, and just let it run unattended. Once again, iMovie will be your salvation; you'll be able to incorporate footage from the second camcorder whenever your editing instincts tell you that it's time for a refreshing new angle. ·Shootfrombehindtheoffcial. If none of these ideas work for you, flm some of the wedding from the audience's point of view. But during the vows, get yourself up onto the dais and shoot over the offcial's shoulder. In the end, what everybody wants from your wedding video is to see the faces of the bride and groom as they pledge their love forever--something they didn't get to see during the actual wed- ding. Getting the Sound