I am curious where other photographers that are shooting lifestyle videos get their actors/actresses from?
I am using the Realtors, their friends and my friends for the most part but would like to use professional talent on some bigger projects.
I've never been aware of real estate videographers using professional talent. It probably happens but my sense is it's not very common. This question brings to mind this video by Brett Clements and his crew at Platinumhd.tv shot back in 2008. I believe they won an award as the top Australian property video of the year in 2008. Platinumhd.tv an Australian company based in Sydney, Melbourne, The Gold Coast and Brisbane.
When I first saw this video I was sure the lady in the video was a professional actress. But no, it is Kristine Lehmann, the listing agent for the property being marketed in the video! This is one of my favorite property videos ever. I couldn't help dragging it out again as an example of what non-professional talent can do.
I think this demonstrates what you can achieve with good writing, great direction, good camera work and Realtors!
Do others use professional talent for their upper-end property video?