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On 6/17/2019 at 12:02 AM, JBR LIFE Photography said:

Sometimes, it's just droney baloney.  This place had several structures, none of which were suitable for interior filming.  So, outdoor small drone madness for this one, with a few b-roll ground clips folded in.  Enjoy!

 

Very nice. Love the ground shots.

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5 hours ago, Talon Six Aerial said:

Great work as always!  What made the structures unsuitable for interior shooting?

Thanks!  The structures haven't been lived in for quite some time, and pretty much looked like a haunted house inside. lol

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This property was a bit tricky due to the trees, but the Mavic 2 excels in tight quarters.  

Editing tip:  I shoot with the Mavic in h.265 DLOG with sharpness at +1, contrast and saturation at -1.  I then use the DJI LUT to pull the colors out in post.  This works extremely well about 95% of the time.  

 

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7 hours ago, Talon Six Aerial said:

This property was a bit tricky due to the trees, but the Mavic 2 excels in tight quarters.  

Editing tip:  I shoot with the Mavic in h.265 DLOG with sharpness at +1, contrast and saturation at -1.  I then use the DJI LUT to pull the colors out in post.  This works extremely well about 95% of the time.  

 

Great job working in not only a tight property, but tight interior space as well!  I normally don't enjoy jarring transitions, but this time it really worked well for moving between outdoor & indoor.  Love the music too, kept it vibing.  

Is that light from the new one you picked up (200w)?

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Thanks!  This particular client likes more upbeat music for their videos, so they have been pushing me out of my comfort zone lately (which is always a good thing).  No big deal though - SoundStripe is paying for itself!  

I didn't use the Godox 200 for this shoot.  The light was mostly a Falconeyes RX-18TD and occasionally an Aupture AL-M9.  I'm still searching for a really bright bicolor LED panel since the Godox is only 5600k.  

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2 minutes ago, Talon Six Aerial said:

Thanks!  This particular client likes more upbeat music for their videos, so they have been pushing me out of my comfort zone lately (which is always a good thing).  No big deal though - SoundStripe is paying for itself!  

I didn't use the Godox 200 for this shoot.  The light was mostly a Falconeyes RX-18TD and occasionally an Aupture AL-M9.  I'm still searching for a really bright bicolor LED panel since the Godox is only 5600k.  

Have a look at Dracast.  Their products are not cheap, but they're fabulous.  I use a pair of bi-color 1000 LED lamps.  Can adjust color temp and brightness.  Seems to work out pretty well so far, although I've been thinking of picking up a third Dracast light, maybe one of the adjustable angle split panel units to help with super large spaces where the light seems to disappear into nothingness. lol

 

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When booking this shoot, the client tells me the place will likely be pretty messy, as there's a family of 7 living in the home.  Together, we agreed that this would be photos only, no video, no 3D.

I show up to the shoot with only my photo kit...no gimbal, slider, 3D cam, video lights, etc.  The residents are in their car leaving, and as we entered the house, SURPRISE!  The place looked awesome. Oh crap. 

So, whatevs, I made a video anyhow. All the ground footy is hand held, stabilized a bit in post to help.  No additional lighting, just some creative post editing and awesome DR from shooting log profile.  I did what I could, check it out! 

 

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And one more for today. I was much more prepared for this shoot. Ha! 

This particular neighborhood currently has several units listed, a few of which I shot, using upbeat music, speed ramps and quick jump cuts. Of course, I'm seeing more and more competitors use similar techniques, so I chose to shoot this one with a slow and steady theme. Hopefully it'll stand apart from the others, and remind the client that quick and flashy is a style, not a standard. 

Enjoy! 

 

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22 minutes ago, JBR LIFE Photography said:

When booking this shoot, the client tells me the place will likely be pretty messy, as there's a family of 7 living in the home.  Together, we agreed that this would be photos only, no video, no 3D.

I show up to the shoot with only my photo kit...no gimbal, slider, 3D cam, video lights, etc.  The residents are in their car leaving, and as we entered the house, SURPRISE!  The place looked awesome. Oh crap. 

I've gotten the same from some of the homeowners who've been around when I shoot.  And the houses look incredible.  My typical response is , "Are you serious?  Do you do contract work?!?!"

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4 hours ago, JBR LIFE Photography said:

 

Inside, outside, upside, downside...all the sides.

 

You know, you should offer a class on shooting real estate.  

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22 hours ago, Av8Chuck said:

You know, you should offer a class on shooting real estate.  

Initially, I thought you were joking, because to me, I'm still learning and who am I to teach others?  But then, I thought maybe you were being sincere, and I want to make sure to appreciate that as well.

The thought has crossed my mind, but the only problem is that I don't know how to keep from inadvertently training my local competition in the process.  One thing I've been doing from time to time is screen recording some of my photo editing process.  I haven't done that with video yet, and I haven't even shared any of the vids with anyone, nor have I organized them any further than being in a folder named 'Edit Screen Recordings'.  My progress & commitment to it are laughable at best, in my mind. lol

I'm genuinely complimented by the thought, so thank you!

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56 minutes ago, JBR LIFE Photography said:

Initially, I thought you were joking, because to me, I'm still learning and who am I to teach others?  But then, I thought maybe you were being sincere, and I want to make sure to appreciate that as well.

The thought has crossed my mind, but the only problem is that I don't know how to keep from inadvertently training my local competition in the process.  One thing I've been doing from time to time is screen recording some of my photo editing process.  I haven't done that with video yet, and I haven't even shared any of the vids with anyone, nor have I organized them any further than being in a folder named 'Edit Screen Recordings'.  My progress & commitment to it are laughable at best, in my mind. lol

I'm genuinely complimented by the thought, so thank you!

Hey, I live in California. You can train me :) I'm no threat to you. ( unless i buy one of these house you make look so good. ) But i do know a guy whos moving up to your area. I don't think he does real estate videos, but he does have some nice videos. Mainly 3D mapping. www.rprsolution.com 

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Morning all!  It's been a minute so here's a recent project.  I'm still super happy with the Mavic 2 Pro's video quality, stability, reliability, and all the -ilities.  Nothing too special about this video in terms of how I used the drone.  

 

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Hazy days...they can be a real challenge sometimes, especially when it comes to showing the view out the windows.  Even with the Sony a7r3's 14-stop dynamic range, this production took a good bit of work in post to squeeze the data as much as possible.  I used a pair of Dracast LED lights to help out, and I think overall it was a good call, otherwise there would be a lot of contrast and noise.  I could've used MORE lighting, but then I'd be dealing with harsh, unwanted shadows.  I've been enjoying the challenge of using lighting and retaining a natural feel, or at least that's what I think I'm doing at the time.  You can see for yourself and decide :)

 

 

 

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0:12 — You misspelled "introducing"!

1:21 — you take a shower while you're there? (just kidding, I like the effect though)

And I love the last few shots showcasing the hiking, surfing, etc. options around the property. Such great storytelling!

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11 minutes ago, Alan Perlman said:

0:12 — You misspelled "introducing"!

1:21 — you take a shower while you're there? (just kidding, I like the effect though)

And I love the last few shots showcasing the hiking, surfing, etc. options around the property. Such great storytelling!

OMG THANK YOU!!!  I cannot believe I did that...never happened before on a final cut.  Fixed it, thank you!

I did not take a shower. lol. I usually don't love doing the running water thing, but this place needed something to break the monotony of 'bedroom, bathroom, hallway, laundry, etc.'

Thanks for the compliment, I very much appreciate it.  This process is always a fun time, and I'm super stoked when someone understands that it's a story, not just a walkthrough :)

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This was a little challenging with the proximity to other houses and trees, but the Mavic 2 Pro came through again.  There's a drone shot at the end where I had the drone on POI mode going clockwise around the house while I was manually climbing, making for a nice corkscrew shot.  The M2P kept the camera pointed at the POI (the window above the garage) allowing me to very smoothly speed ramp the clip in post.  

On the non-drone side, I also whipped out the slider and 35mm lens for the first time to get three closeup shots during the video.  

 

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20 hours ago, Talon Six Aerial said:

This was a little challenging with the proximity to other houses and trees, but the Mavic 2 Pro came through again.  There's a drone shot at the end where I had the drone on POI mode going clockwise around the house while I was manually climbing, making for a nice corkscrew shot.  The M2P kept the camera pointed at the POI (the window above the garage) allowing me to very smoothly speed ramp the clip in post.  

On the non-drone side, I also whipped out the slider and 35mm lens for the first time to get three closeup shots during the video.  

 

Nice work!  This one gave me a very HGTV feel (except with better camera work), which was refreshing.

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Seems to be a summer filled with challenges for us all...as this big fancy home had to be shot hand held because my Zhiyun Crane Plus decided to die that morning after about 10min of use outside. The spare gimbal was at home...on the other side of the island. 😳

So yea, a few wonky things I'd normally never allow in this video, but the client loves it, and I think it'll help sell the place.  Enjoy! 

 

 

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