YouTube Thursdays - Cue the Music!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

YouTube Thursdays - Cue the Music


Our updated video for our Multi-generational niche is behind schedule due to a myriad of reasons. It will happen, we promise.


Meanwhile, we were recently reminded of the importance of music in video production. The right selection can really enhance the viewers experience. 


These points are taken from a post written in 2011 called Music Notes.


Music - how to set the stage for your videos Part 1


Music effectively transforms us to another place, person or perspective. Science shows us that it has the ability to sooth, excite, and even heal.


Music - how to set the stage for your videos Part 1

Folks in the movie business know how to use music to set up a scene. Even if your eyes are closed, the music warns you when things are scary, adventurous or romantic. The music actually enhances the impact of the action.



That's why music has such a profound impact when used properly in videos. Adding a song or melody to your video will make it more entertaining, help underscore its purpose, and help you establish a connection with your viewers. Bonus: it will help even out some of the rough spots for novice videographers. 







Choosing the Right Music 


The process we use for our musical selections begins in the edition process. It's one reason I, (Debb) love to edit. There is a rhythm that emerges, as well as a mood (theme), when you organize video clips.

Music that fails to match the cadence of a video is jarring, it can distract the viewer.

To better give you and idea, here are a couple of videos with music that works. 


Monsoon July 2019 from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.


Sheri tells me she thinks the music could have been a bit louder, but she wanted to make sure the Thunder, literally stole the Thunder.

Sheri and Rick generally choose music that showcases their brand and their Southwest backdrop. Always a smart consideration. 

Charlie Dresen is simply a master of video production. This short listing presentation is quite mesmerizing and his choice of music is perfect. While watching it without music would still be entertaining, the score certainly sets the scene and adds to overall viewing experience. 


Bravo Charlie Dresen.


More music notes to come...


Much like Anita Clark 's Facebook Fridays, we encourage you to subscribe to each other's YouTube Channels - and take a minute to "like" or leave a comment. You can also add your own YouTube Channel in the comments below, and ask for subscribers. Be sure to subscribe back though - it's quid pro quo!  

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.






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Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

Thanks for sharing Debb. Music is tough. For my fun, adventure videos I try to mirror GoPro's style and select music that has a tempo fitting the activity.

Aug 15, 2019 08:47 AM #7
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD it's aok to be a bit behind schedule! We all have been a time or two or twenty LOL.  Music plays such a huge part in video. What stands out to me, at times - is how loud or blaring the music is and it seems to overtake the video (or worse I just turn it off). I will go take a look at the Sedona one next - those two Sheri Sperry - MCNE® always do such a great job!

Aug 15, 2019 10:43 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - the music certainly should match what is on the scene.  Not just elevator music that comes with video editing tools.

Aug 15, 2019 10:59 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thank you so much marti garaughty ! 

Aug 15, 2019 12:13 PM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Toby Barnett, your plan makes sense to me.

Thanks  Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 lots going on right now.  I agree, too loud can be so obnoxious. We'll cover that in Part 2! 

Aug 15, 2019 12:15 PM #11
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I LOVE coming attractions. You are always adding something new and I respect you for never quitting. The videos are superb! They really capture everything that needs to be said with sound! 

Congratulations on the FEATURE!!! It's well-deserved and educational too. 

Aug 15, 2019 01:55 PM #12
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I enjoyed Charlie's video. I couldn't see yours unfortunately.  Must be my tablet. 

Aug 15, 2019 03:16 PM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a gracious comment, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  - you are so kind. I do like these two videos too.  Thank you. 


Hi Sharon Lee the videos featured today are Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 's and Charlie Dresen.  Not one of mine.  D

Aug 15, 2019 03:24 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for the continued video education, Debb and Bernie. It's always a pleasure reading your posts and I learn something new every time. And these videos are great examples. I have seen some videos where the music is a complete turnoff - yocan lose the viewer immediately!


Aug 15, 2019 03:33 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb and Bernie- re the fonts...I had that experience a few days ago and it was a P.I.T.A. and exercise in patience trying to get it fixed. 

But your post is a beautiful showcase for music in videos as well as the talents of Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and Charlie Dresen 

Aug 15, 2019 07:22 PM #16
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD,

Thank you so much for featuring the video.  I was hoping for more monsoon but we have had only two storms!  Nobody can believe it.  The weather forecasters say it will be dry for the foreseeable future!

Aug 15, 2019 07:31 PM #17
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

 Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

As always so many wonderful nuggets of information from you! Thank you!!

The font issue has been a time waster for me and I get frustrated as I have so little time to devote to blogging right now. I have to put it on hold and come back..I feel your pain.

Aug 16, 2019 06:31 AM #18
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

very beautiful music chosen Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD on both videos great effects 

Aug 16, 2019 12:01 PM #19
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I agree, and maybe you've already told us, but where can people go to find short music clips that are royalty free?

Aug 16, 2019 12:51 PM #20
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I love this and totally agree with the transormation that music creates, putting the viewer into a whole new space, Debb. And, I agree, the music was soft in Sheri's video but, the thunder really did need to be 'the' main sound -it's so fitting for that video.

Thank you for another wonderful YTT feature in your series!

Aug 16, 2019 10:32 PM #21
Mohib Abbas
SSM - Albany, NY
Freelance Digital Marketing & SEO Consultant

Thankyou so much for sharing, I really enjoyed charlie's video.

Aug 17, 2019 12:35 AM #23
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD , wow, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and Charlie Dresen have created such a professional and impressive music accompaniment to the video story. Thanks for sharing this.

Aug 17, 2019 07:40 AM #24
L. Scott Ferguson
Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional

Awesome reminder about music!  Thanks!


Aug 18, 2019 11:28 AM #25
Robin Wells
RAW Chimney Sweep and Inspections - Penetanguishene, ON
Giving Peace Of Mind One Chimney At A Time

Thanks for the post.  Music is important and can set a particular mood or tone.  

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