January 20th, 2016
Robert is looking for some resources for getting started in real estate video. He says:
I’m chopping at the bit to learn more on video and how to use it for real estate. I need baby steps and Adobe Elements is too intimidating for me. In addition to performing simple cuts, jump cuts, blends, text overlays, I’d like to get into time-lapse too. I run a Windows machine with plenty of processing power, so my hardware is up to the challenge. I’ve got some DSLR equipment that should do the trick, but I just need some software for it. Any info you could share would be great! Also, where the best source was to grab royalty free music?
For video editing software Allan Mackenzie in his PFRE post from a number of years ago suggests that Premiere Elements (Win/Mac) or iMovie (comes on Macs) are a good video editing applications to start with and then move up to Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro (Mac) as your skills and needs increase.
So here are some resources for learning to shooting video with a DSLR:
- There is a PFRE guest post by Allan MacKenzie on What’s Essential For Someone Getting Started in Video. Allan did this way back in 2011 so some references are out of date.
- Here’s a good book on the basics of shooting HD Video with Your DSLR. There are many others but this is one of my favorites.
- Malia Campbell has some posts on her blog about getting started in video. Note that Malia also does one-on-one video mentoring via Skype or in person (contact her via her website):
- Here is an article on ReelSEO.com about royalty free music and sources for royalty free music.
Anyone else have any resources to recommend for people getting started in shooting property video?