Archive for the 'Video' Category

What to Do When Your Realtor Client Wants to Give Your Video as a Gift to Their Client?

November 13th, 2018

Diane in Colorado asks: I had a client ask about giving my video to her clients as a gift. The way I see it, with regards to photography, is that the images have value to the agent beyond the listing i.e. can be used on their website/marketing as stock images so they would have to […]

Steamboat Springs Colorado Realtor Charlie Dresen Debates Himself

November 10th, 2018

? Charlie Dresen, Realtor in Steamboat Springs Colorado and longtime PFRE Video Contest juror created this video of him debating with himself about the Steamboat real estate market. Great job Charlie!

Example of $50,000 Real Estate Video Marketing in Newport Beach

October 18th, 2018

Tim Krueger down in Southern California pointed out this video promoting a new $45 million Balboa Peninsula mansion and an article in the LA Times about Tim Smith, the listing agent. Update: Also, at, Tim Smith the listing agent explains the background for this film and why they made it. The LA Times article […]

Davinci Resolve 15: A Free Full-Featured Video Editor

September 20th, 2018

??Greg in British Columbia says: I wanted to recommend Davinci Resolve to you and your readers. It is a fantastic non-linear editing (video editing) system. When I see or hear of people trying to do video editing with iMovie, I wonder if maybe they have never heard of Davinci Resolve. With the new version 15, […]

Villa Tropicbird – Ultra Luxury Private Villa in Seychelles Islands

September 14th, 2018

? I can’t resist commenting on this inspiring property video. The property is in Seychelles Islands north and east of Madagascar. Here’s what got my attention:

Recent Nikon and Canon Mirrorless Announcements–Anything Important for Real Estate Photographers?

September 13th, 2018

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been watching the announcements and reviews of the Nikon Z and Canon EOS R mirrorless to see if there was anything in the announcements that may be important to real estate photographers. I don’t think there was! I think a primary consideration for someone just getting in the real […]

A Hollywood Approach to Real Estate Video by Tri-Blend Media

September 7th, 2018

How to Shoot Real Estate Video by Parker Walbeck

September 6th, 2018

Recently, I ran across this amazing little video tutorial that is a very concise and surprisingly complete tutorial on how to shoot real estate video. In it, Parker Walbeck goes through the following subjects: Landing gigs What to charge Pre-planning Camera gear Camera settings Composition Setting focus Camera movements Lighting Shooting order This video is […]

How to Shoot Luxury Real Estate

August 24th, 2018

Where Do You Get Legal Music for Videos and Tours?

August 22nd, 2018

Kelvin in Bigsky Country says: Could you guys do another post regarding finding music for videos? That’s always the worst part of making a video – finding music for it, and the frustrating amount of time it takes to find good music. It can take as long to find music as it does to edit […]

Bristol Drone Time-Lapses by Beeston Media, Bristol, UK

August 15th, 2018

?This post is republished from, thanks to Hamish Beeston. Flying a drone to film aerials for your corporate video production in the middle of a city is no easy task; at least in the UK. There are a huge number of rules and regulations which (NB I’m not a drone pilot) seem to me […]

How Do You Control Window Brightness When Shooting Video?

August 9th, 2018

I wanted to do a follow-up post that addressed Hamish Beeston’s (one of the PFRE video jurors) comments on Jared Saulnier’s winning video. For those who didn’t see Hamish’s comment on the video, here it is:

Here Is What Real Estate Video Should Look Like

August 3rd, 2018

Back in 2007, when was starting to expand into the US, I had lunch with the head of Open2View and he pointed out this video and told me about Brett Clements who shot the video and won the Australian award for best property video in 2008.


July 27th, 2018

Shooting Real Estate Video with the Sony A6300 or A6500

July 17th, 2018

Ken in Georgia says: These days, I’m getting more and more requests for video. I have a Nikon 5300 with a Sigma 10-20mm but I am not getting the video quality my clients expect. I have been looking at the Sony A6300 or A6500 but I don’t want to drop and a grand or so […]