JBR LIFE Photography

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  1. Thank you, I find that lingering shots have their place, but really, who wants to look at a relatively boring bathroom sink for more than about 2 seconds? I use a gimbal for all the ground work, but in that other with the flippy sink - to - stove transition, I hand held it to get the 'flip' how I wanted it.
  2. @Av8Chuck Here's another from that complex. The floor plans vary just a bit, but even still, it's becoming tricky to find a way to individualize the videos from unit to unit.
  3. Exactly. People just seem to want canned out of the box greatness from a camera, forgetting that video is really no different from still photography, in the sense that there is no perfect out of the box image. It takes knowledge and work no matter the camera. Now, with that said, it's true, 10-bit is much more forgiving to those who spray n pray without much thought to a histogram. Thanks, and yes, I've done a handful of properties in this place. Because it's vacation rental property, it's been mostly empty for the quarantine period, and still is today, so lots of media updates happening in that complex. Viva 8bits!!
  4. I know there's a LOT of knock on the Sony Alpha cams these days, for not having jumped into the 10-bit recording world. But I'll tell ya', 8-bit video is NOT as hopeless as most might have us believe. This piece has a lot of fun aerial work in it, from both the M2P and the M2Z. Ground footage was captured on an A7R3, using S-log2. Enjoy!
  5. Short & Sweet...I've been offering 30 sec aerial teaser vids for vacant properties, and it seems they're a hit. I charge 'em $500 for the video, toss in a couple ground shots if needed, and done.
  6. Aloha Arnaud, Very nice to have you in the group! I checked out both of your websites, very nice. I'll be watching for @Av8Chuck's questions and your replies, as I too am intrigued by your biz model. Beautiful footage on your real estate video teaser, btw. I rather enjoyed that production!
  7. Yes, often times that's where our layover is from Maui!
  8. Ok, been sitting on this one for a little while, just busy working and whatnot. Now that things are a bit slower, I figured it's time to share. This one is listed @ $25M, reduced from $28M. Crazy to think that their little price reduction is still more money than the cost of most homes on Maui! Aerial work was done using M2P. Here's the catch...I normally shoot D-log, but when I connected the VR goggles for this mission (so the wife could 'ride along'), it reset everything to base settings, so I forgot to switch back to D-log! Nice to know that standard footage cleans up well. lol Ground work done on Sony a7r3 & a73, shot in S-log2, graded in FCPX. All footy was shot @ 4k/24, except for two clips, shot at 1080/60 for slow-mo. Enjoy!
  9. I'm not aware of this, but pretty much anything to do with CA doesn't surprise me. lol
  10. Haha, you got me!! I'm planning on spending all of November in TN again, if you wanna connect?!
  11. For this one, I used a Zeiss 16-35 ƒ4, all mounted to a Zhiyun Crane Plus gimbal. For the night time/low light scenes in these videos, I switch to the G-Master 16-35 ƒ2.8 to help with ISO control. I prefer the little Zeiss for other times because it's so much lighter & smaller, & allows the camera to mount a little more forward of the rear gimbal motor. Makes the monitor easier to see.
  12. Some fun drone work here, but not a ton. Can't fly over 100ft in this area, so can't really even clear the buildings, but plenty enough footage to do the trick. Aerials were shot on Mavic 2 Zoom. I have a Pro camera that I swap out now and then, but chose the zoom cam for this job to stay plenty far enough off the beach and away from people. I've been buzzed on the sand before, it's not pleasant. Ground cam is a Sony a7iii. Enjoy!
  13. Aloha Dave, Yes, this does work...it's really just a fast burst rate timelapse, which works out pretty nicely. Only problem is, as @Av8Chuck mentioned, it's a TON of extra work. For stills, I mostly use my a7iii. The 24mp images are much more storage friendly, and slide through LR pretty easily, whereas the monster 42mp files from the a7riii will run you out of space ASAP and make LR crawl. If you're serious about tossing between Sony & Panasonic, then I'd say Black Friday be damned, and you just rent one of each to try out. Save a couple hundred on a sale is cool, but spending a couple thousand and becoming unhappy is by far worse. Personally, I vote for more DR over bit depth. But that's just me.
  14. This one listed @ $5.425M. When I saw it in the daytime, I thought 'Dang, this is a nice house!' Then at sunset, I was like 'DAAANGG, this is a SEXY house!!' Enjoy!
  15. Aloha gang, I had the joy of spending three full weeks in my homeland of east TN, a hop and a skip from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As any sane person would do whilst visiting their grandkids, I made sure to rent a cabin...across the street from the park boundary...with a great launch and landing area on the deck. Here are a couple of my favorite shots peering into the park and surrounding area. Enjoy!
  16. Nice to be back to work after a three week vacay in the Smokies. This one was fun to shoot, and it was a little funny to realize how one can get a little out of practice in three weeks! Short and sweet, cute lil cottage by the sea on the north shore. Sunrise through sunset, can be yours for a cool $2.3M 😎
  17. And another one checked off the list... I shot this home almost 2yrs ago for a different realtor. The buyer's agents (husband/wife team) are also remodeling specialists, so they handled all the redesign & renovation, then had me come reshoot the place. It was a fun low-light challenge, and also great experience to really push the M2P's dynamic range abilities in post. Enjoy!
  18. However many are needed to tell the property's story. Most MLS systems limit the count to 30 images for the realtor, but many of the properties I shoot are high end luxury, so the realtor often creates a dedicated website just for the home. In the MLS listing they add a link to the website, as opposed to an external video link, because all the media is on the one page. So, a 4,000sqft home might produce 60-70 images, but some of those are macro details, some are wide spaces. It's up to the realtor to put it to use and figure which they like, I don't have the time or energy to play photo god for them. Plus, it's agonizing when they come back with 'I don't like this photo, do you have any others?'
  19. I'm editing in FCPX, although I keep a copy of Resolve on my computer because 'one day I'm gonna diversify'...yeah...right. lol Definitely looked hard at the GH5 lineup, and went with Sony just because I was hell-bent on having a full frame camera that could also shoot solid video. But that's when I didn't think 8-bt vs. more even mattered. Oh how we continually learn costly lessons... lol. Thanks for the outside perspective. I think I'll take your wisdom and compliments, and decide to just keep rocking the Sony cams for the rest of this year, and take another look at possible upgrades sometime mid to late next year. I need to stop blowing money on gear and save up some cash for a house!
  20. Here's one I wrapped for delivery today, and I'm pretty pleased with it so far. All shot on A7Riii in custom S-log2, worked in FCPX, custom LUT, etc. Some of the slow-mo scenes required 1080p since I needed the extra frames. The biggest challenge to this project was the dark style of the interior. This is a Bali-influenced home, with deep orange wood tones, earth colored walls, and dark trim work around the doors & windows. Add to the mix immediate shade from the jungle and a bright sunny ocean view just past that, and you have a crazy contrast situation that requires a LOT of consideration of post-process to set up the scenes properly. Lighting was definitely used here, but in moderation, so as to not blow out natural shadows and such. After a lot of color work, and heaping helpings of Neat Video, I think the overall result is solid. But y'all have more eyes together than I have alone, so feel free to critique it all you like. I've nothing to lose by improving!
  21. Glad to hear it! I recently shot a super small home, no view, dogs in the house, etc using HLG3. It turned out ok, so I moved onto another, nicer luxury condo home. This time around, I shot everything twice -once in S-log, once in HLG3. While the HLG3 image came out cleaner, I found that I most definitely could NOT recover the shadow tones as much as I can in S-log. So, for me, unless it's a run & gun project, it's S-log all the time.