YouTube Thursdays - AnOpportunity for Learning

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YouTube Thursdays - Take Time to Practice and Learn 





Many of you have mentioned a lack of time as the reason for not utilizing video marketing.  We completely understand, it does take time. Perhaps now, when many of us are on orders to stay home, there is finally some extra time to learn and practice. 


This week, I (Debb) have been experimenting with the camera settings on my new iPhone 11  Pro Max.  It's pretty intuitive, but to utilize it optimally will take time. I've been watching YouTube videos, experimenting, and practicing.


For example, I learned, after the fact, that picture quality is compromised when you zoom-in past about 2x (52mm) while in slow-mo video mode.  This was shot at 6x, and the result is disappointing. While the movements of the hummingbird are wonderfully acrobatic, the blurred quality limits its watchability.


A bit of research would likely have yielded a better outcome. I'll be trying this again. Stay tuned. 




 What new things have you learned this week? 



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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.
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

I want to play with video have had lots of business items to address, inspection, repair addendum and just learned a lender was not able to get the CD out in time for closing on Monday so just moved to Wednesday. Got a call and my sisters husband in CA was just taken to hospital with shallow breathing and tested waiting to see if he tested positive! 

Mar 26, 2020 04:40 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Debb- I still have the iPhone 7 but do have an app I love called MoviePro on my phone. 

Mar 26, 2020 07:01 PM #16
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Fascinating with the wings! Totally get it about the quality. This week, in addition to taking Mandatory Update Course and New Contracts Class online, I am taking an iPhone Photography Class. Next it's an iMovie class. I'm gonna get it right one of these days. 

Mar 26, 2020 07:42 PM #17
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Debb, you would think I would have some time...but I am doing spring cleaning, cleaning out cabinets, etc Plus had a closing and three more coming up soon.  I love the video and hoping to put a bird feeder under our deck. As far as videos, I may have time in a week to look at doing them as I been putting it off for a while now.

Mar 26, 2020 09:34 PM #18
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must admit; I use your YouTube Thursday as a learning experience ever week...

Happy Thursday Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Mar 26, 2020 10:20 PM #19
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Maybe I’ll get better at my Spanish. That could be a thing I could do definitely.

Mar 26, 2020 11:09 PM #20
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The previous comment is not to say that I can’t learn something deeper and get closer to my family and friends and my husband…

Mar 26, 2020 11:10 PM #21
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That would be me, i want to, i like to but for me it is the editing. Your right, a great time to practice but where to start?

Mar 27, 2020 05:22 AM #22
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Even though the video is a tad bit blurry I still enjoyed seeing the hummingbird do it's thing and definitely look forward to seeing your improved video in the future!

Mar 27, 2020 06:15 AM #23
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debb and Bernie - one of the things you mention in your post was a "lack of time".  That certainly seems to be a catch-all reason-of-sorts for many things, doesn't it?  If only "I had more time . . . "  The results from this current situation should be very telling.  

I know the comment doesn't directly relate to You-Tube or video but although I can sometimes choose the direction my mind will wander. . ."if only I had more time".  

Mar 27, 2020 06:26 AM #24
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Mar 27, 2020 06:56 AM #25
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb,  Thanks for sharing your hummingbird video with us.  We had 60's last 3 days so spend time outside but today high only 45


Mar 27, 2020 09:48 AM #26
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Video work has been on my to do list for like 3 years.  If I don't get it done now, I never will!

Mar 27, 2020 10:21 AM #27
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debb and Bernie:

The additional downtime is a good opportunity to work on things that need to get done but have been on the back burner, learn new things (its amazing how many webinars are now out there these days), etc.

I was pretty impressed with the video since hummers move so fast anyhow! Great job, and such fun to watch.

Be safe and be well!


Mar 27, 2020 11:00 AM #28
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Thank you for sharing this with us. This is a topic that is needed, for some reason video has dropped off on my part. I need to get this up and running again. I appreciate the encouragement to do this.

Mar 27, 2020 11:14 AM #29
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

I am anxious to learn more about what you find out about the iPhone 11. I will share that with my husband.

My iPhone 8 died and we bought an iPhone 11 Pro for my husband and I took his iPhone 10.  He does all the pics and video so it was a good swap!  

Mar 27, 2020 11:59 AM #30
Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

I am taking this time to stay active,learning and improving my relationship building.

Mar 28, 2020 04:34 AM #31
Stephen Turner
Burkentine Realty Group (Burkentien Builders) - York, PA

I've had so many plans and now I've actually got the time, why is it a challenge to figure out what to do?  Anyway, I have signed up for so many online courses this past year (on Udemy, SkillShare, and others) I vow to complete at least one of them today!

Mar 28, 2020 07:52 AM #32
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Congratulations on the FEATURE and have fun with your new iPhone11 Pro Max! Thanks for the great video to witness the feeding of the Hummingbirds. Two things came to mind:

1) For me, the wings of the Hummingbird were waving hello!

2) Watching it feed reminded me that even though we may be rationed because of what's going on in our world, it's so important to continue what we started. By that, I mean of course, if one starts to feed wildlife, they will depend on you for food.

In sum, the gist of this post for me personally, was while it's important to learn new technology to keep our minds fit and ready for change, it is also important and even more important to think about what we are doing to the environment and our friends in nature. 

As always, thank you. 

Mar 28, 2020 11:07 AM #33
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hummingbirds are so fascinating and cute!  I wish we had them in Hawaii, but unfortunately we don't. 

Mar 28, 2020 07:14 PM #34
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