I was given the opportunity to help a Realtor friend of mine out with some promotion for a nice home in Del Rio Country Club’s River Nine Community (I also built the website for DiscoverRiverNine.Com). I had just purchased a Glidecam HD-4000 and decided to learn how to use it on the fly. I feel that the video does a good job of showing the home however there are a few things I will make changes for next time.
In the future I will not weigh down the Glidecam as much as I did. The video kind of has a nostalgic drunken feeling to it because the camera is slowly bobbing up and down as if I was on a slow motion boat ride. Exposure is hard to gauge on the Canon 5D MKII because as you move through out the house you can not make changes to it. This is why in some scenes the windows are blown out and you can not see outside. I had to decide to expose for indoor or outdoor. If I had a huge budget for this video, I would have brought lights for inside the home so I could light the inside of the home to match the exposure needed to get outside detail.
All in all, it’s much better than the typical virtual tour that most realtors use to display homes.