As a result of the recent post I did about creating YouTube videos with a mixture of video and stills and music, John Nilsson of Vail, Colorado showed me one of his recent YouTube videos that he put together. John shoots his own listings and shoots for other agents in the Vail area. You don't see many Realtors like John who is are both accomplished brokers and accomplished photographers. I love it when I meet a broker like John that appreciates the importance of great photography and can put it to work for his clients and associates.
John uses a 5DMkII and combines the stills, video and sound track with iMovie on the Mac. He is in the process of getting a voice-over sound track done for this. This particular version is not in HD because John was having trouble getting iMovie to upload in 720p. While 720p would be a little crisper than this 480p version this version will probably be faster loading for people that don't have a really high bandwidth Internet connection.
I think John's combination of video and stills with background music is a great example of what you can do to market a property with just the simple basics. Notice that much of the video is selling the neighborhood and area as much as the particular property. Also, video is used sparingly and just where there is some movement to capture.
Thanks John for letting me share your video!