March 12th, 2017
Last week, I heard from my old friend Allan Mackenzie who lives on the Australian Sunshine Coast. Allan has been a real estate photographer and filmmaker for a very long time.
Just wanted to share that people also live on luxury yachts. It’s interesting the principles applied to shooting stills and video for luxury yachts are much the same as working in the real estate sector.
I guess not every region is going to have coastal opportunities to dig out opportunities in maritime? However, if there is a marina or boat building district in ones region, it is well worth the pitch and rewarding to add luxury yacht marketing to ones sales mix. Here is a video example.
The yacht in Allan’s video being offered for $3.6M AUD. On this particular shoot, Allan spent 6 hours on location shooting stills and video, 4 hours in post-processing for the images and 7.5 hours in editing and delivering the video.
For the aerial shots, he used a helicopter and gyros rather than a drone because the aerials were shot “out on the sway.” Allan said, “I would be very reluctant to try the drone, especially if the swell gets up trying to land back down on the pilot boat. However, I would attempt using the drone if we were moored or cruising in the passage of calmer waters.”
So Allan suggests that if you live in a coastal area you should check out the local yacht market because it is very similar to real estate.