April 1st, 2015
Congratulations to Ryan Fletcher, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii who won the Feb/Mar 2015 PFRE videographer of the month award with this stunning video.
As usual with these contests, there’s a lot to be learned from looking at the juror comments in the contest flickr group. Thanks to the jurors who had the time to post the comments. Note that I also have direct links to each video on the video numbers below.
Here are the points awarded by the video jurors:
- 126 pts, #6, Ryan Fletcher – Kailua Kona, Hawaii
- 117 pts, #8, Jason Ikaika – Portland, OR
- 111 pts, #1, Hamish Beeston – Bristol, UK
- 88 pts, #3, Andre Francois Mckenzie, Toronto, Ontario
- 87 pts, #7, Matt Parvin – Southport, NC
- 86 pts, #2, Ryan Paschke – The Woodlands, TX
- 66 pts, #4, Kelvin Hammond – Billings, Montana
- 63 pts, #5, Michael Sosnowski – Portland, Maine
Thanks for all the hard work by the video jurors! They make this contest work.
Here are Ryan’s comments:
Wow. Thank you so much! I love that this community is here to bring together others in our field. Real estate videos are becoming a true force in the realty industry. When we elevate the standard level of quality and show passion in our work it helps realtors and buyers see the value in what we provide. And I know we have some very talented cinematographers here in Hawaii and on this forum who have been a big inspiration for me!
I had the pleasure to film this beautiful home at Hualalai Resort in Kona, Hawaii. Robert Kildow, the broker at Hualalai, is a natural on camera and is able to point out unique and interesting features about the homes. This home was recently constructed and is one of my favorite designs I’ve seen yet. The open floor plan along with a great interior design sets this one apart.
I like to use long slides and crane movements to keep the viewers eyes focused on the home and not distracted by camera movement. I am always looking for unique angles and lighting opportunities but try to capture the natural lighting of the home. I am constantly evolving and striving to produce the best possible product and am so happy to be able to film something that I enjoy and love.
I’ve been having a blast shooting aerial images and video here on the Big Island. There is just so many beautiful locations and wildlife to be seen from above. Check out some of my Passion Projects: Mana Road and Humpback Whales .
Shot primarily with a Panasonic GH4 (4k downscaled to 1080), GoPro Hero 4 Black / Phantom 2, and a Zoom H1N with a lav mic. Editing and colored in FCPX.