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This Week In Real Estate Video #53 - Apartment At Kangaroo Point

Published: 13/04/2013
By: larry

Apt 12. Shot & Edited by Allan MacKenzie from Allan MacKenzie cinema|foto:

Allan MacKenzie in Brisbane sent me links to several of his new videos this week. Allan does much more than real estate but these three are some of his recent real estate work:

  1. Luxurious Kangaroo Point Apartment Twelve is a luxurious apartment located in the CBD of Brisbane, and the feel is very  cinematic.
  2. Meet Lynne & Bill is an interview style theme with the agent. This style seems to be on the rise and works well drawing a personal connection with the home owners to their potential buyers regards their lovely home. I think there is an increase of media aware home owners that are in tune with the online marketing process and what works for them.
  3. Redland City location/lifestyle video for the agency depicting the great location they operate in. The unique thing about this video apart from the front of office and branded vehicle scenes, is all the footage and time-lapse footage was made on stock footage shot in this location over the past 5 years.

Historic Foundation of Charleston - Promo for Houses and Gardens Tour: By David Holloway
I also heard from David Holloway this week. David is building his business in the Charleston, SC area and was inspired by the blog post that Chase Jarvis did back in February about doing personal projects as an approach to building your business. David is now working on a promotional series for the Historic Charleston Foundation. In particular shooting a promotional video for their 66th Annual House and Garden Tour. This video is the first time David got to shake down his new Canon C100.

My experience is that this kind of project is a great way to meet and get to know a lot of people in the business community! They are all in these types of organizations doing their personal projects too. Nice job David!

10 comments on “This Week In Real Estate Video #53 - Apartment At Kangaroo Point”

  1. Loved the apartment video made me want to move in. Did get a kick out of the wine cooler, my silly mind immediately flashed to 'Beer taste on a champagne budget.' Very cinematic result with excellent timing to the music.

  2. Allan's work is exquisite. Loved the music and the slow rhythm. It sets a relaxed atmosphere, very appropriate for the place. I felt I was viewing a preview of a great film. A++

  3. Allan -
    Brilliant stuff - love it - Seeing my work next to your's is giving me a rightfully deserved inferiority complex!! Loved the lighting, the edit, the music - Awesome work

  4. I really like the Redland City video of Allan's. Videos like this one remind me of the level of creativity that we can bring to community videos if we challenge ourselves to break out of our habitual style of production. Subtle mixing of ambient audio with the sound track was a nice touch.

    David had a great idea with the Charleston personal project. I can't think of a better location and better networking opportunity for a real estate film maker.

  5. Thanks so much Greg, Mia and David for your kind feedback - David your work is awesome and congrats with acquiring the C100 such a beautiful camera. I'm still holding to see what comes next? but the new Black Magic Cinema camera announced this week has my very serious attention and could be the gismo that gets me into the 4K layer I think? Thanks Heath, gee I can remember the good old days when we got started on this journey, time sure does fly and thanks for the inspiration as well you'll notice a couple of Heathie jib moves on Apt 12 🙂

  6. Allan Mackenzie. Your Work is inspirational, the go to place to learn about creativity. All the above comments say all I would like to say, and have to agree with all in totality as surmise perfectly

    Great work Allan

  7. Hi Allan, very nice. How long did it take to shoot that? Do you use any additional lighting or is it all natural light? If so what do you use? If not what was your ISO in the bathroom?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I'm one of those people that gets angry when I get inspired. Not at you, at myself. Just a hard realization of how much more I have to practice and learn.

    Thanks. I really enjoyed that.

  8. Thanks Chuck. Well it took me 3 hours to shoot starting from 1500hrs and finished by 1800hrs, this was the key to helping me achieve the exposure lighting balance from the interiors to the outside balcony view as I did shoot this video all in natural or available light, no additional lighting. My workflow was to shoot all the externals first like the outside apartment block, pool and the apartment balcony areas. By the time I got inside, I think the timing was around 1630hrs? I filmed using the 5dmkii shooting on a flat profile and lens 16-35 for exteriors and interiors with a Light craft variable ND filter attached for exteriors and most interior shots. For the CU focus pulls I used 70-300 lens, no filter.

    ISO settings on the exteriors iso 160 and interiors iso 640, for the bathrooms I was up at iso 1250. Any more exposure corrections I do in post using Magic Bullet Colorista II and this is the tool I use for most of my grading too. Colour, shadow, midtone and highlight correction are done in Colorista II. I also use this tool to add vignetting effects using the secondary to enhance the look as required. I also threw over the top some Magic Bullet Quick Look presets to pop the interior scenes “Grad Sky” I like to use to finish off the interiors.

    I use Premiere Pro CS6 to edit on a souped up PC. Hope that all helps mate? And thanks for liking, glad you enjoyed it; I was fairly proud of how this one turned out!

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