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More about How YoChicago.com Works

February 18th, 2018

??Joe Zekas in Chicago is a long time PFRE reader and in the past year or so, I’ve come to understand better what Joe is doing with his YoChicago.com site and how successful it is. At first glance, I thought Joe was a Realtor but he is not a Realtor. I think Joe has a […]

Is There More Interest in Video Marketing in 2018?

February 14th, 2018

?Last week, a number of things occurred that suggest to me that there is a huge increase in online video activity so I think Mia and Alberto Artez’s promo video they sent me is right on target–you should have video in your 2018 business plan:

Panasonic GH5 for Shooting Real Estate Video – by Grant Johnston

February 9th, 2018

The Power of Informally Narrated Walk-Through Property Video

January 31st, 2018

?I recently noticed a comment in the PFRE Flickr discussion group by Joe Zekas in Chicago that has some very valuable insights. Joe says: I published our first real estate video 10 years ago and now have more than 3,000 online. Some lessons learned, with an assist from YouTube Analytics and viewer response:

What Settings to Use When Shooting Video with a 5D MK III?

January 10th, 2018

Quentin in Virginia says: Recently I upgraded to a 5D Mark III from a 1D Mark II. Quite a leap. I’ve invested in a Ronin M and have shot several video tours. I am having a lot of trouble with consistency though. I’ve had to reshoot a couple jobs because they came out too soft […]

What’s the Right Gear for Shooting Real Estate Video?

December 20th, 2017

Fer in Texas asks: I’ve been trying to find a post to know what would be a good lens for Real Estate video. I was wondering if you have some information for a person who wants to get the right equipment for video without breaking the bank. I currently use a Canon 80D and 10-18 […]

Video of My Kauai Helicopter Tour

December 9th, 2017

?This morning at 3:00am, we got back from a week on Kauai, HI. Besides a catamaran snorkeling trip and several other tours for me, the high point was the 50-minute helicopter tour we took around the island. This is the company we flew with. What made the trip especially awesome was the fact that I got […]

How to Shoot Upper-End Property for Your Portfolio?

November 20th, 2017

Jun in LA asked: If I haven’t shot have any real estate videos yet, how do I get started with that part of the business? I’m still fairly new as a real estate photographer, so I don’t have clientele with big beautiful listings. How can I create some  awesome videos? How would I approach established […]

How Should Real Estate Videographers Deliver Video?

October 22nd, 2017

Craig in Virginia says: I’m trying to compress video files into a size that is more digestible to my clients. I’m using (web-based) PremierPro CC 2017 and I am working on a MacBook Pro. Everything I’m producing is beautiful, with regard to clarity but are 400mb to 700mb in size.

Is There a Tripod Head That Will Work Great for both Stills and Video?

October 4th, 2017

Shawn asked: I’m looking for a tripod head that will work great for stills but will still pan well for video. Any suggestions? I am new to video but I am looking to do more. I plan on purchasing a video stabilizer for walkthrough video but some spaces work better with a simple pan. I […]

Fiverr Is a Great Site to Get Video Intros Done – like Google Earth Fly-Ins

October 3rd, 2017

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 Fiverr.com a number of times to get various video intros done in the past for $5 each in just […]

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 […]