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How Can Real Estate Photographers Create Short Teaser Videos?

April 18th, 2018

Ashley in South Carolina asks: I am looking for a new way to do what our Realtors call “teaser” videos. Very short, fast moving, less than 30-second videos to generate interest in a property. I would like a program that will generate different looking videos if possible. I assume you are referring to short videos […]

Example of Interior Video that Can Be Shot with a DJI OSMO

April 12th, 2018

Alan in NZ says: I’m looking at buying some LED lights to help with real estate interior video while using an X5 and DJI Osmo. All suggestions welcome. How many do I need to illuminate an average room? I would encourage you to hold off on buying LED lights for shooting interior video because the […]

Sony Fs7/A7s2 Low Light Shoot – by Hamish Beeston

March 18th, 2018

?This is a guest post by Hamish Beeston of Bristol, UK. (Note from Larry: while Hamish’s post may not appear to be real estate related, I think that shooting low light video is very relevant to real estate).  Shooting in low light with modern video cameras is often challenging and a recent shoot at the […]

Should You Offer Real Estate Videography.

March 5th, 2018

Bill in Nevada asks: More and more clients are asking me to provide video. The learning curve is steep, the gear is expensive, and worst of all, the clients don’t have much of a budget for it. I don’t want to give them a reason to call someone else but I’m nervous about making the […]

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 […]