February 1st, 2015
Congratulations Charlie Dresen – Steamboat, CO, PFRE Videographer Of The Month For January 2015.
I’ve linked the videos to the numbers below but if you want learn something about property video be sure to read the read the comments by the jurors in the Videography contest forum. Thanks to the jurors that took the time to make all the comments on the videos in the contest forum!
I think it is worth pointing out that both the still contest the video contest this month was won by Realtors. This is a great example that there are some Realtors out there that do top-notch work.
Here are the points awarded by the jurors:
- 214 pts, #3, Charlie Dresen – Steamboat, CO
- 176 pts, #2, Jacob McNeil & Jaimie McNeil – BC, Canada
- 150 pts, #7, Brian Kellogg – Sacramento, CA
- 149 pts, #5, Andre Francois Mckenzie – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 140 pts, #4, Brandon Cooper – Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
- 138 pts, #9, Steve Loos – Hollister, CA
- 115 pts, #1, Vic DeVore – Clermont, Florida
- 102 pts, #6, Kelvin Hammond – Billings, Montana
- 101 pts, #8, Tom Zaczyk – Littleton, CO
Here are Charlie’s comments about his video:
As a realtor, I always like to talk to the sellers about their home and find out what aspects of the home they like the most. Prior to shooting, I emailed the sellers and told them to think about what it is they like about living there. I shot the interview first and it became apparent that location was top of their list. So I ended up editing the video as prioritized by the sellers. Literally, as we talked in the interview, they told the story about their home. So I just took that story and laid it down in the video.
I always talk about “telling a story.” This is often a challenge especially if you can’t talk to the sellers and you don’t know much about the property. But this can also gives video makers artistic license to make one up. What is it about the property that makes it special and who might buy it? Whatever you deem appealing, well that needs to be the focus of the video. Number two this month, Jacob and Jaimie of PlatinumHD did a great job of this. The views and lifestyle of the location was what set their property apart. They opened with the panoramic views and used a lot of location lifestyle shots to really show off the best of that property. And when you do this, I feel it makes the editing so much easier.