October 3rd, 2014
Congratulations to Travis Rowan, of Maui, HI, who has won the August/September property video of the month contest with his video at the right. Click the image to the right to watch the video. Also click the numbers listed below to see each video that the jury awarded points to.
This is the second win in a row for Travis. He won the July video contest as well. Pretty amazing work Travis!
Here is the jury’s voting results:
- 17 points, #2, Travis Rowan – Maui, HI
- 11 points, #6, Charlie Dresen – Steamboat Springs, CO
- 9 points, #10, Jason Ikaida – Portland, OR
- 3 points, #7, Josh Gold – Tel Aviv, Israel
I’ve put the names of all 10 contestants on their videos in the video contest flickr group. Be sure to checkout the juror comments and feel free to comment on the videos.
Travis’s comments on the video are as follows:
Thanks for the votes and recognition, it means a lot. There are so many great entries again, it’s an honor to be recognized.
About the video: The Realtor, Scott Innes, had the idea of using the words of the current owners to describe their home and lifestyle. Scott always has great ideas and is willing to try something different. He also does a great job as the voice.
For this home, we wanted to really bring an emotional element to it since it is a real home with real people living there as opposed to the glitzy estates that tend to speak for themselves.
I shot both stills and video all in one day at which point the voiceover script wasn’t together yet. I generally prefer to have a voiceover script in hand first to serve as a shot list but everyone’s busy schedule and weather issues did not allow that. So I shot everything as I normally would then Scott presented the script to me a few days later, I refined the script to suit the visuals I had. Then we got together to record it. I pieced it all together in the edit and I feel like we really captured the feel and emotion of the home. Scott also chose the music, which for me is one of the most challenging parts. He nailed it.
Video was shot with: Phantom 2 / Hero 3, Panasonic GH3 and Nikon D800 edited in Final Cut Pro X with audio recorded on Zoom H1 with lav mic.