YouTube Thursdays - Allowing the Creative Process to Unfold

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

YouTube Thursdays - Allowing the Creative Process to Unfold


We continue to work on our new video for our niche, multigenerational homes. This video is taking longer than expected due to business obligations and a few unexpected personal obligations. However, we’re finally making some progress.


This week, I ( Debb) have been organizing media ( video and stills) in Final Cut Pro X. Yesterday, it finally started coming to life. It's an exciting time when a story begins to emerge. While similar to the original outline, as with most things creative, it's turning out a bit different than expected.


For example, the opening scene begins with the sunrise through a forest of trees and dissolves into a photo of my parents on their wedding day. After all, they are the reason we chose to live in a multi-generational home.  It makes sense to quickly establish them as key characters in our story.



During the video process, it's important to remember the necessary elements of good storytelling.


Characters:  They add a face to the story. ( Mom and Dad, my sister and her husband, and me ( Debb) and my husband, Bernie). 


Conflict:  How can 6 adults live under one roof? 


Build around the target demographic ( Your audience).  Connect emotionally.

Focus on the message.  Keep it on powerful message. 


The Resolution: Show, don't tell, how it works. The big takeaway. 


Consider adding another element to the story, a call to action. 


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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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The story board evolves as imagination and creativity come alive.  I love that photo...A

Aug 29, 2019 07:44 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Without even realizing that I was doing so, it turns out that I am participating in YouTube Thursday since I posted a video of my newest listing today!

Aug 29, 2019 07:56 AM #4
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...


marti garaughty, composer, pianist, soundscapes, abstract art


Aug 29, 2019 08:11 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Debb and Bernie - great planning example.  Your experience is showing!  And that's a good thing.  A very good thing.  

Aug 29, 2019 09:21 AM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - It looks like you are going to have a real winner when you are finished. I can't wait to see it. 

My husband is about to get a more powerful computer and update to the latest version of FCPX - He has a 2012 Mac Pro but it is getting tired. He is going for an iMac Pro. Honestly, this is over my head. He has been pairing down the 1.5 Tb of videos. I only know this because of the frustration of how long it is taking him. 

Aug 29, 2019 09:22 AM #7
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debb-Love that photo of your parents. My parents got married May 8th of the same year. Love the process and creativity of this. Very nice.

Aug 29, 2019 09:25 AM #8
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Look forward to seeing the finished product, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ... I'm sure it will be beautifully done and motivational too.  I'm inspired by you all the time ...


Aug 29, 2019 12:02 PM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks Nina Hollander simple works best for me. Lol.

Grant Schneider - I want it to be a true keeper.

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I love this photo too. 

Aug 29, 2019 12:50 PM #10
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, looking forward to the final production, and sure it will be GREAT.   I don't have much creativity, but do try.

Aug 29, 2019 04:14 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb and Bernie- first of all, your parents looked like models!!! You have a clear way of organizing all of the jumble of thoughts we all have in our heads about making a video and setting them out in an orderly manner. 

Aug 29, 2019 05:51 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well the suspense is building, Debb and Bernie, and we are all learning as this process unfolds and you, and we, edge toward the final unveiling! Can't wait.


Aug 29, 2019 09:08 PM #13

nice)) Great idea

Aug 30, 2019 01:59 AM #14
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

I can't wait to see the finished product! You are building the suspense and have our attention!

Aug 30, 2019 01:59 PM #15
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Great . picture of your folks...and when the story begins...

Aug 31, 2019 05:07 AM #16
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb,  Can not wait for the video to be made public, It will be a hit for sure.

Aug 31, 2019 07:24 AM #17
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I know anytime I create evolves into something only similar to what I originally intended. You just never know where the creativity will lead to!

Aug 31, 2019 02:12 PM #18
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Aug 31, 2019 05:27 PM #19
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A book tip for Bernie. Tell him to read The Substitution Order by Martin Clark.

Sep 01, 2019 05:45 AM #20
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

You are amazing and I love reading about your multigenerational niche and your personal journey.  Thanks for sharing. 

Sep 03, 2019 07:43 AM #21
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - OMG! My mother wore a similar suit and your father's suit looks very similar to what my dad wore on their wedding day on 3/19/49. My mom also wore an interesting hat with a very short veil that didn't even touch her face. Suits and hats must have been the fashion statement for brides in the 40s! It makes me wonder when did long veils become so popular? Was it because of Jackie Kennedy and the photos we saw of her wedding day when those photos went public? She was such a fashion icon!

But the point to this story is so much greater! There is a lot of work going into this video story and the opening scene sounds amazing! I can't wait to see the final outcome. You are a producer too and so creative in many forms of art. I wish you all the best. It must be very exciting work you're doing and I applaud you loudly!!!

Sep 07, 2019 08:07 AM #22
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