Getting my entry in at the last minute! This is a tour of a luxury waterfront house for sale in Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee. Reynolds Plantation is consistently ranked one of the top golf communities in the United States. Condos and houses start mostly in the 300's and go up, up, and away from there!
Click at the bottom of the video and watch it in HD!
I had help from my fiance on this one. We used a Kodak Zi8 camera, a borrowed lapel mic, a tripod, a wooden dowel fashioned into a crude stabilizer bar, and Adobe Premier Elements. I found the tunes on royalty-free music sites across the web and we made the "Marge at Large" intro using Google's free Sketch-up program. This first attempt took FOREVER but now that I've done it once, the next video should be easier.
I had no idea how difficult it would be to condense a 5,000 sq ft house into less than 4 minutes. I considered leaving out the 3D intro and my "star" appearances in order to fit in the whole house but I feel like creating my "brand" is important. Plus, your viewers get to know you through your videos. I'll probably remake the video a little longer for my website and show the parts of the house I left out. In my opinion, someone who is serious on their hunt for the right house on Lake Oconee will be happy to sit for a full five minutes watching a video. Shorter clips may get you more views, but will they get you quality views?
- bathrooms! Much like a still camera, it's really difficult to get good shots of bathrooms on video
- lighting I don't care if you turn on all the interior lights, these little cameras have trouble dealing with light coming in from the outside. it changes the video and makes it look dark inside. i would have closed the curtains, but with a lakehouse the big thing is the view!
- embed So I used the HD embed but then I had to downsized the actual video to fit on the page. How do I get it to automatically default and play in 720p?
If this first video is any judge of things to come, I should amass a great set of clips for a blooper reel! I'm not the most graceful person in the world and on top of all my tripping, laughing, and choking, I even managed to break the front door knob!
Hope you like it!
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realtyhttp://www.margeatlarge.com
"This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain Kodak Video Challenge contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK PLAYTOUCH Pocket Video Camera, great for realtors looking to
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