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Reel Tech TV Episode 4 When is the best time to use a Flip camera and when is the best time to call in the pros? Check out this week's episode of Reel Tech TV to find out! Brought you by Reel Dwellings TV a production company dedicated to bringing quality video to the real estate industry. (10 comments)
Video Tutorial #3: Downloading your video onto the computer (Gulp!) - 08/17/08 06:58 PM
Click here to watch this week's episode! Reel Tech TV Episode 3 Most of us fell victim to the ways of the digital camera when it first came out. We learned how to use all the new bells and whistles and shot amazing pictures. The problem was (and for some remains) we leave the pictures on our camera! Don't let this happen to you with the FlipTM. It's relatively easy to download your video on either a PC or a MAC. Here's how. Whether you're a PC or a MAC user you first have to "flip" out the USB plug from (22 comments)
Making great video - 08/13/08 08:23 PM
Check out my partner's post! TJ Hedges' has some of THE BEST pointers if you're looking to improve your shooting/editing skills. Via TJ Hedges: Everyone has seen the virtual tour by now. You know, the one my friend Lane Bailey calls the typical "Powerpoint video." Great for content but unless your up at 2 a.m. and bored with buffy the vampire slayer your not going to sit through 7 minutes of watching this stuff. Of course the music will aid in curing your insomnia. What makes great video? Content, content, content. The old addage is true. In every listing there is something (8 comments)
Video Tutorial #2: The Basics of Shooting - 08/10/08 06:53 AM
Reel Tech TV Episode 2 So now that you know how to turn the camera on how do you know what to shoot? It's not as easy as you may think. We're going to walk you through a typical home tour with some photographer 101 basics. First of all, try and find the focal point in the room. Is it the stack stone fireplace? The decorative hood over the range? The unique spiral staircase? Whatever the feature, try and showcase it first to grab the viewers' attention. The key to remember when creating a video home tour is giving them (26 comments)
Video Tutorial #1: What is Flip Video? - 08/05/08 11:53 PM
Reel Tech TV Episode 1 As we begin our educational video series we wanted to let you know a little bit about who's doing the teaching! TJ Hedges is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist with more than 20 years experience in production and broadcasting. Tara Jones is an Emmy Award winning reporter, anchor and spokesperson with more than 15 years experience in production, broadcasting and public speaking. Both were working together at the number one station in the country, WSB-TV in Atlanta, GA, when they were approached by a successful broker in the area to join forces in the real estate (29 comments)
I'm fresh from Inman Connect and excited about all of the things I learned and shared on my experience in San Francisco. Of all the sessions offered, I of course, being in video production, was interested in the video discussions. And it seems I wasn't alone. Almost every session I attended that even mentioned video was standing room only...speaking to the notion that real estate professionals are well aware of the need for the medium in their trade. But most had the same concerns and questions: What is a flip camera and should I use it? Should I do it (12 comments)
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