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How to Shoot Good Smartphone Video for Zillow

September 17th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the limitations of shooting video on your smartphone for Zillow and the fact that Realtors want Zillow video because it gives listings on Zillow better exposure. I’ve always hated video walk throughs I see on Zillow until I saw the Zideo by Michele Sheiko who commented on […]

Grant Johnston’s Video Class on Shooting Real Estate Video with the DJI Osmo

September 13th, 2017

I just got finished with Grant Johnston’s video class on how to shoot real estate video with the DJI Osmo. Grant does a nice job of explaining all the features of the Osmo as well as describing how to use the Osmo in real estate situations like bright windows and other real world situations. Grant […]

Can You Shoot Interior Real Estate Interior Video with a Drone?

September 6th, 2017

Russell in Oregon asks: I’ve been looking at the new DJI Spark drone for shooting interior videos. These drones are almost “micro size” with the 2-axis gimbal and because you are shooting inside, I don’t believe there is any certification required from the FAA. I’m wondering if anybody else is considering this or currently shooting […]

Shooting Video for Zillow/Trulia Listings

August 27th, 2017

John in Virginia says: I am a real estate agent here in Williamsburg. Have been using professional real estate photographers since 2003. Not sure if you have seen the Zillow feature to add video. It can only be uploaded from a phone. Does anyone have a workaround for this? My phone videos suck. I want […]

How Do You Properly Use a Slider to Make a Great Video for Real Estate?

August 14th, 2017

Paula and Don in Southern Ontario ask: How do you properly use a slider to make a great video for Real Estate? This is a pretty good video on the mechanics of how to use a slider. As far as how to use a slider in a real estate shoot, I think it is instructive […]

How to Shoot Real Estate Video

August 7th, 2017

I recently ran across this 20-minute tutorial by Parker Walbeck. I think it contains a lot of good information so I thought I’d pass it along. Parker shoots many other types of video in addition to real estate video. I like Parker’s style except for the fact that he doesn’t pay much attention to keeping […]

Who Do You Recommend as a Voice Over Artist?

July 28th, 2017

Ken in Georgia asks: Many of my clients don’t want to be on camera in real estate property videos and they hate doing voice overs for their property videos. Can you recommend a good voice over artist that can do sound tracks for my property videos? The video above is a video that Malia Campbell shot […]

Lifestyle Videos from Vancouver Island, BC

July 12th, 2017

Real estate video is very popular these days on Vancouver Island, BC. Last week I heard from both of the top real estate video videographers on the Island. Jacob McNeil and the Dominguez family. Jacob says, “Things have exploded on the island for us. Last year was our busiest year to date and this year […]

How Important Are Verticals for Videographers Shooting Property Video?

June 19th, 2017

Over the past year, I’ve had a couple of discussions with videographers that have an extensive background in video production about the importance of verticals in property video. To my surprise, both of these videographers claimed that interior verticals in a video are not important and nothing can be done to keep them vertical.

How Do You Do a Long Term Time-Lapse?

June 8th, 2017

Adam in VA asked: A client approached me recently about filming time lapse videos of various construction projects he was undertaking around town. I quickly researched the available cameras online. They seem to be very affordable and easy to run. I leaped at the opportunity. It seems like a great way to make passive income […]

5 Tips for Making the Most of Interviews in Property Video

June 2nd, 2017

This is a guest post by Hamish Beeston a former producer and director of over 30 documentaries for primetime BBC One, BBC Two, and National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Hamish is a PFRE video contest juror. On-screen interviews in your real estate film can really lift its impact, in terms of information imparted and emotional […]

Do Real Estate Videographers Outsource Their Video Editing?

May 17th, 2017

Patrick in California says: Can you recommend or do you know of any off shore companies that do video editing?  I am so busy shooting that I just don’t have the time to learn video editing, so for, I believe my product will be best by using external sources.

Reasons Realtors Should Use Video to Market Properties

April 30th, 2017

In a recent post where I cited some stats on the importance of using drone video to market real estate. Peter asked for some similar stats to give to his clients on the importance of using video to market real estate. Virtuets.com is a company that promotes using video to Realtors. Their site is filled with reasons […]

This Week in Real Estate Video

April 21st, 2017

I used to review real estate video every week but haven’t done it in a long while. I follow a huge number of real estate videographers and really enjoy seeing what property video everyone is doing. This week the following property videos by some of my favorite videographers caught my attention:

What Kinds of Stabilizers Are Property Video Shooters Using?

April 17th, 2017

Last week Bob in St Louis asked: Which 3 axis gimbal stabilizers are real estate photographers using to shoot real estate? When most people starting out shooting real estate video they start out with a slider and a jib. Here are some stabilizers that readers are using: