YouTube Thursdays - Weather and Whatnots to Consider for On-camera

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

YouTube Thursdays - Weather and Whatnots to Consider 2/18/2021

 

                               

 

Obviously, weather is beyond our control.  Therefore, when shooting evergreen videos we are somewhat dependent upon it if the subject matter is outside of the current weather situation. For example, this week, record snowfall prohibited our planned shoot for the generic on-camera video we intend to use for our neighborhood videos. A background of snow in our on-camera appearances wouldn't work for a neighborhood video we plan to shoot in other seasons. 

 

Which leads us to this point, to ensure the on-camera scenes mesh well with video shot throughout the year, choose a location that is seasonally neutral. An indoor shoot makes it easier, but if like us, your niche speaks to the outdoors, it may take a bit more thought. For example, we often use the background of evergreen trees on the east side of our property.  It doesn't hint of any particular time of the year. Plus, it's a good match for our NatureAsNeighbors branding. 

 

However, the other element that can give away the season, is what you're wearing. We'll be working keeping our clothing neutral too. No shorts and flip flops, and no heavy coats. A light to medium weight pull-over sweater is a good compromise, and something residents wear year-round in the Pacific Northwest depending upon the day, or the time of day. 

 

An important thought this week! 

 

Here's another thought that we can't stress enough. Be YOURSELF.  If you're a fun-loving jokester, figure out how to interject that into your shoot. If you're more serious, that's okay. Faking humor is about as appealing as muddy shoes on a light carpet. Genuine goes a long way in building trust, and building trust is paramount to building good relationships, on and off the camera. 

 

The bottom line, careful thought and prep time is nearly as important as what you do on the day the of the shoot.  Being prepared and confident helps foster a relaxed on-camera persona.

 

YouTube Networking!

 

Remember, you are welcome to share your own YouTube Channel in the comments below. And, it's always good form to return the favor when someone visits your channel and subscribes, likes a video, and/or leaves a comment.  

  

Don't forget to join the YouTube Thursdays Group and Happy Thursday. 

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Debb Janes  Bernie Stea
Brokers/REALTORS®
Call or Text 360-608-4900

We help buyers and sellers in Camas, Washougal, Brush Prairie/Hockinson, Salmon Creek, Felida, and other Vancouver, Washington Areas. 


We bring our passion for nature and beautiful environments to Real Estate. Multigenerational and family estates, country land and homes, and small farmsteads are our speciality.


We agree with our clients, "The true luxury of rural living is having elbowroom for the soul.

 

Comments (48)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks Roy Kelley

Feb 19, 2021 06:47 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Kat Palmiotti Naturally, this matters if you want to reuse the video clips in multiple videos.  

Feb 19, 2021 06:47 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I think it would be exhausting to be some version of ourselves someone else thinks we should be...

Carol Williams I remember dad always saying "Just be yourself, honey." His advice whenever I felt anxious about something. 

Feb 19, 2021 06:50 AM
Carol Williams

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 
Your Dad was a wise man because you are awesome being YOU. I am sure my Dad would have done the same. Unfortunately, he died when I was 12 and my guardian Aunt & Uncle seemed to want to turn me into another version of their biological daughter.  She was great but I wasn't her.  Anyway, life is good and I'm content with who I am... most of the time.  I still have work to do to be a better person.  😀

Feb 19, 2021 06:57 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Carol, we are all a work in progress. :) 

Feb 19, 2021 07:05 AM
Carol Williams

Indeed, Debb!

Feb 19, 2021 09:31 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Joan Cox at least one expects snow at times in Denver. :) 

Feb 19, 2021 06:50 AM
Joan Cox

Anytime from September to May..... But also blue skies and beautiful weather

Feb 19, 2021 07:19 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I love the use of the video! 

Feb 19, 2021 09:21 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

That's wonderful Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes 

Feb 19, 2021 12:52 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

Another gold star feature worthy post! Thank you for being a guiding light and explaining the tricks of making videos and what works and what doesn't!Your adice is priceless.

Feb 19, 2021 04:17 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

What to wear when you are the subject of the video ... make it in the season you want with the right backdrop. But also better not be blue or green and matches the Chroma key screen color used in the background. Make sure the lightning is even across your green screen for one even shade . That'll help the "look" of you and your presentation Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ! Great post on how to look polished and professional using real estate video.

Feb 20, 2021 04:06 AM
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 Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Feb 20, 2021 06:26 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I agree with about dressing for the season and weather, unless of course, you're trying to do an evergreen insert that will be used in multiple videos throughout the year. As usual, useful additions to the post - I sure appreciate you. D

Feb 20, 2021 06:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Debb and Bernie:

Congratulations on a well-deserving feature and education. There are some pretty good tips here to keep in mind for our video. No worries about snow here!

Jeff

Feb 20, 2021 03:58 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Yes, assuming the white stuff in your neck of the woods is sand. :) Jeff Dowler, CRS - have a great day! 

Feb 21, 2021 06:36 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I never considered my clothing as a seasonal give-away. Luckily in San Diego, Hawaiian Shirts and Polo-shirts get it done 10 months out of the year 😎.

Feb 21, 2021 07:12 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

True story Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - you are right, your clothing wouldn't necessarily speak of any particular season. 

Feb 21, 2021 08:33 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Congratulations on your Feature Blog!  Enjoyed all the tips and appreciate the seasonable helps!  Yes, even our clothes should be considered when doing a video.

Feb 22, 2021 06:26 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - When it comes to videos you think of everything. You really are making a difference. Thanks for all that you do.

Feb 26, 2021 07:38 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Love all of your tidbits of golden nuggets for us. Now that we are out of our polar vortex, hopefully, we can get back to our normal business practices.

Feb 26, 2021 08:37 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Do you know you’re a good writer when you can make weather titles interesting! Great job!

Mar 04, 2021 08:28 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Paula Bradfield Polar vortex is the most appropriate word I’ve ever heard for the situation. Thank goodness you’re out of it where you are!

Mar 04, 2021 08:30 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You always have to be aware of the camera as we’ve seen during the pandemic in various weird ways.

Mar 04, 2021 08:32 PM