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Let's Talk about Canon 5D Mark III Video Settings!

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29/01/2021
Shooting video clips can be challenging at times, especially when you're not sure what settings to use. If you're having trouble with exposure consistency, or you always end up taking new clips, we're giving the complete guide to help improve your videography skills.   
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How Much to Charge for Real Estate Video

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28/01/2021
Creating real estate videos is one of the most popular services you can offer. Real estate videos serve as virtual tours to help realtors increase sales by exhibiting properties, listing, homes, and neighborhoods. How Much to Charge for Real Estate Video The average price of real estate video production can range between $1,000 to $10,000 […]

The Art of Real Estate Cinematography - By Nick Swartzendruber & Jordan Powers

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12/12/2019
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While there are plenty of tutorials on the market today that focus on real estate, interior and architectural photography, there has been a gap on the video side of things for a while. There are resources available all over the internet to learn videography/cinematography but very few of them focus on real estate and interiors […]

The Purpose of Real Estate Video

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10/12/2019
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Every time the topic of real estate video comes up, the community seems to be very divided on its purpose. On the one hand, there are some that think video should be completely documentary in style, showcasing only the most necessary imagery and information. Others believe that a good real estate video should evoke an […]

The Art of Real Estate Cinematography

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16/10/2019
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Nick Swartzendruber and Jordan Powers have announced a brand new video tutorial, that is currently being filmed in Northern California, entitled "The Art of Real Estate Cinematography". When asked about the project, Nick from Drone Cowboys replied: "Creating a tutorial like this has been a dream of mine for a while now and I am […]

What Sliders and Stabilizers Are Videographer's Using for Real Estate?

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14/10/2019
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Ben from Toronto writes: I'm getting into real estate videography and am trying to decide whether I should purchase a slider, a gimbal, or both? There seem to be a ton of options out there with a wide range of price differences. I was hoping you could help point me in the right direction? Ben, […]

Effective Use of Music in Real Estate Videography

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13/07/2019
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I recently posted an article called, "Shooting Real Estate Video with a DSLR--The Basics" that got a lot of positive feedback, including a comment asking where to get music for real estate videos and what to know about selecting music for them. It goes without saying that music can be a tremendously powerful element in our videography.

Shooting Real Estate Video with a DSLR--The Basics

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08/07/2019
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Andreas from Sweden writes: I’m thinking of adding real estate video to my offering and I'd like to know if there is a basic starting point when it comes to settings? Kind of like the F7.1, ISO 320, of the still image side of things. Any guidance to getting started with video would be greatly […]

What Is the Best Way to Pull Windows While Shooting Video?

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13/06/2019
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Pete in Seattle, writes: I have a Sony A6300 using the 10-18mm lens along with a Flycam stabilizer. I process the video from the camera with Adobe Premiere Pro. I have seen that shooting video at two stops under is recommended however, I still can't get the windows to look like they do in my […]

What Kinds of Stabilizers Are Property Video Shooters Using?

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28/03/2019
Last week Robert asked: I am looking to enter the field of real estate video.  I was wondering what is the cheapest and best 3 axis hand held gimbal you or your readers might recommend - or would a good dolly work for interiors. I shoot primarily with the Canon 5D Mark III and a […]
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