Archive for the 'Video' Category

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. 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:

Checkout Dave Dwyer’s New Video Series on How to Shoot and Edit Real Estate Video

March 7th, 2017

Last week Dave Dwyer in Brisbane, AU gave me a sneak preview of his newly completed video series on How to Shoot and Edit Real Estate Videos. I must say I was quite impressed! Dave has been shooting real estate video in the Brisbane market for over 5 years. And those of you that have been […]

How Do You Deal with Bright Windows When Shooting Interior Real Estate Property Video?

March 5th, 2017

Phil in South Carolina asks: I have a question regarding the creation of interior videos. HOW can a video be recorded which allows proper exposure of the room AND the view through the windows? This has eluded me for years! What is so simple to do with a flash in still photography, seems impossible in […]

Zillow Is Now Allowing Professionally Created Video To Be Added to Listings

December 16th, 2016

Michele in Annapolis reports that you can now get professional quality edited video on Zillow listings. She says: Hi all: Zillow is now allowing professionally created video to be added to listings. Agents or Zillow photographers must contact their reps, submit the youtube link via email and pay $149. A bit steep, but at least […]

Example Of Property Video Shot With A GoPro Hero5

November 2nd, 2016

Peter in Ojai, CA wanted to do a follow up on the post a couple of weeks ago. Peter says: I tested the GoPro 5 that was just introduced 2 Oct that I had to buy for a completely different type of job on a property I was covering with stills. I wanted to test […]

iPlayerHD is Now Offering One Year of Premium Video Hosting For Free

October 21st, 2016

I was over at iPlayerHD setting up the video example for last Wednesdays post and I noticed that iPlayerHD is now offering a year of free premium hosting for free. This is pretty significant so I thought I’d better point it out to everyone. For those that don’t know about iPlayerHD, it is a very popular […]

Fiverr Is a Great Site To Get Video Intros Done – Like Google Earth Fly-ins

October 19th, 2016

Amy in Austin told me she is having trouble learning how to create Google Earth fly-ins at the beginning of her videos and wants to find someone who will do it for her. Since I’ve used a number of times to get various video intros done in the past for $5 each in just […]

Is It Possible To Put A Clickable Hyperlink in An Ordinary Video File?

October 18th, 2016

Paddy in Virginia has a challenging question: I currently provide still photos and MatterPort 3D Tours to my clients but occasionally get asked about drone video. My idea as I don’t currently shoot any video is to see if I could record video (drone or otherwise) and end up at the front door with a […]

Does A GoPro Make Sense For Someone Starting To Shoot Property Video?

October 2nd, 2016

Stuart asks: I was considering upgrading my Canon EOS 5D to the Mark III so that I could take videos. I then came across the GoPro system. I would like to know if anyone uses a Go Pro for videos, and any shortcomings, recommendations that other members might have. I think you are right for […]