There's seems to be a lot happening with property video in Vancouver, BC. After Alex Savage set me the example of one of his recent videos, it occurred to me that I know almost as many talented property videographers in BC as I do in Brisbane AU. So I checked out the phrase "real estate property video" on google trends, and yup, I was right Canada is right under Australia in property video popularity and it's more popular in BC than any other Canadian province. Check it out, this is scientific stuff! Big-data!
Alex Savage in BC is a professional filmmaker that's been in the business since 2009. Recently he started researching the real estate video market in BC and he found his local market was saturated with slideshows marketed as video tours and poorly shot videos that looked like they were captured with a point and shoot camera. Alex says:
I set out to produce a higher quality product that could properly showcase a premiere property. It is difficult to get some realtors to look past the video tour companies but once they do, they quickly realize the value in a higher quality video that can set their listing apart and make a lasting impression. This particular video was shot with the Panasonic GH3 and Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 lens.
Fortunately I have already accumulated every tool you would hope to use to film a property including a Sachtler tripod and fluid head, Kessler pocket dolly, Glidecam HD-2000, 12 foot jib, two camera bodies, and 6 lenses.
Even though Alex is just starting out in real estate video his work looks high quality to me!