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Old March 13th, 2014, 08:54 AM   #1
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Just finished up my first real estate shoot - opinions please!

Filmed with the C100, Canon 10-22, Canon 70-200 and Zeiss 50mm Makro.

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Old March 13th, 2014, 09:04 AM   #2
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How much does the house cost?

Looks good to me. May be use a lower thirds layer rather than keeping it plain and simple with times new roman.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 09:15 AM   #3
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House is 850k - I agree on the lower thirds, am going to use for the next one.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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Added lower thirds & price. Good now!
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Old March 13th, 2014, 12:33 PM   #5
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Visually the quality is great but that music style is not, audio is 50% of the production, the music definitely kills it for me also sounds a bit low res like its 96 bitrate? Be careful with those lower thirds, the animation distracts me from the video, I'd say keep it simple.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 12:40 PM   #6
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Looks great, but try finding a lower third that isn't so animated as it does take my eye off the spectacular views of the house and focus on the text.

The issue you had initially was the white font and times new roman that looked very bland and boring, even hard to read in certain scenes.

It's getting there ... I personally think the music is fine. It's a real estate video at the end of the day not sure what other music you can use but I guess you can play around with a few instrumentals to see what you think fits.

The shots are good though. What slider were you using with the C100 if you don't mind me asking?
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Old March 13th, 2014, 12:40 PM   #7
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Music was grabbed offline, wish I had the budget for custom sound on this one but it was pro bono for my reel
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Old March 13th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #8
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Looks great, but try finding a lower third that isn't so animated as it does take my eye off the spectacular views of the house and focus on the text.

The issue you had initially was the white font and times new roman that looked very bland and boring, even hard to read in certain scenes.

It's getting there ... I personally think the music is fine. It's a real estate video at the end of the day not sure what other music you can use but I guess you can play around with a few instrumentals to see what you think fits.

The shots are good though. What slider were you using with the C100 if you don't mind me asking?
Going to leave the lower for this one, I'll try something less flashy for the next. Slider was an atlas 30
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Old March 18th, 2014, 04:53 PM   #9
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Nice video but I wanted to see more of the great setting, the river etc!
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Old March 18th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #10
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Hi Dan

It's a pretty location and a great house but surely this is a sales video?? For me it screams tell me about it .. sell it to me!! I see so many videos of properties with just images and music.

IMHO it needs at the very least some narration by the agent selling it ... even better the agent should be in the video using all his/her selling skills to explain why the house is such a good buy, all the features that are in the house rather than just images. No offence but a still camera could have done the same job with a couple of pans across the image and lower thirds ..that's what most agents tend to use as they can do it themselves and make a simple slideshow. Your camera moves are IQ are excellent of course but it's really only just images with lower thirds so there is no effort made by the Realtor to actually sell it.

The HUGE advantage of video is the live audio side including ambience and most importantly a live presenter doing the selling job ... the advantages being that the Realtor has already personally shown the house to the viewer so they get concrete enquiries.

Nothing wrong with the video and the camera moves,,they are stunning ..it's just the lack of communication with the viewer.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 07:06 AM   #11
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Thanks Chris, yes I actually did the two that I did as more of a baseline - blank template for my reel. I have one next week that is with a narrator. I wanted 3 different types for my reel so that an agent could see what they could get for X amount of dollars.
Thanks for watching!
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Old March 19th, 2014, 09:23 AM   #12
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Hey Dan

If the audio is half as good as the video work then you have a winner!! I always feel to create a secure niche market you need to show Realtors stuff that they cannot do themselves. I think a lot get the little girl in the office to string together a few photos with music using a free slideshow maker and they are happy it didn't cost them anything.

Over here they are extremely frugal with their budget and the less they spend on promotion the more commission they can harvest!! If I was marketing a property and could choose between just videos, video and a narration or a live agent presenting the house I would go for option three every time but then again I'm not a Realtor!!

Giving them options is a good plan

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Old March 19th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #13
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Well, not every time. Meet some of the agents we've met when looking for property you'd understand. So much current interest and so many unanswered questions about real estate video. Structure? Marketing? Sales advantage? Drones? Professional presenters? Pricing? I think we may need a separate category in the forum.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #14
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I'm curious as to what are some of the shots you used the Zeiss 50mm makro for?
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Old March 19th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #15
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The only shot that made the cut with the Zeiss was in the Shower.
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