Newest member of the Camera department! DJI Mavic

Newest member of the Camera department! DJI Mavic

Meet the newest member of the camera department, the DJI Mavic pro. Now I have to be honest here and say that I didn't buy this for shooting real estate video and stills (I still have my DJI Inspire 1 Pro for that) but mainly as a compact drone which I can throw in my...

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The No.1 Way to get Real Estate Video Business

The No.1 Way to get Real Estate Video Business

Now that is a bit of a click-bait style of blog title but it is essentially what I wanted to make this blog post about. Its all very well having the latest camera, drone, gimbal and the smoothest of slider techniques and a slick post production editing style.  However...

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The Perfect Camera for Shooting Real Estate Video?

The Perfect Camera for Shooting Real Estate Video?

I was recently asked about whether it was worth upgrading from the Canon 70D to the Canon 5Dmkiii for shooting real estate video which got me thinking as to what I'm looking for in my next camera that I will buy. In my role as a profesional freelance video cameraman...

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How I’d like to edit Real Estate Video….but don’t!

How I’d like to edit Real Estate Video….but don’t!

I recently did a job for a local realty firm shooting a bare land section for sale on a beautiful late autumn day.  Towards the end of the shoot the owner turned up and asked me if I could come and shoot his house for a video he wanted to make for his 91 year old...

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When Good Jobs Go Bad….An Unhappy Client

When Good Jobs Go Bad….An Unhappy Client

Not all jobs end up with a smiling client and at some stage in your video shooting career you may encounter this as well. The Job Earlier last year I was contacted by a local Realty firm to shoot drone stills and video for a commercial lake front, bare land section...

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The Best Camera for Shooting Real Estate Video?

If someone was to ask me what camera I currently think was best for Shooting Real Estate videos, I’d would say ….. the Sony A7s mkii. https://www.instagram.com/p/BSzJ--oD9DB/?taken-by=grantjohnston_me The good people at Sony NZ kindly...

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Panasonic GH5 – A Video Shooting Monster??

My thoughts on shooting video with the Panasonic GH5.  I only had the camera for a few days and here are a few other points about the camera that I didn't get a chance to talk about in the video. The Picture I shot all of the footage in...

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Zhiyun Crane with a Canon DSLR camera?

Heres a basic synopsis script directly from the video. I’ve read a lot of good reviews about the Zhiyun Crane and I was after a handheld gimbal to fly my Canon 80D with the Tokina 11-16mm lens for shooting real estate. Its all about weight...

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My No.1 Drone Accessory

My latest video is on my goto number one drone accessory. https://youtu.be/JEeywJWT6uY Here is the rough script from the video. The number one drone accessory I always use with my drone is filters - and here’s why I have been shooting with drones now personally and...

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Grant Johnston

I’ve been a Freelance Video Cameraman for 20+ years, I like playing outside and drinking good coffee.

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Learn to Shoot Real Estate Video Course

My Camera Gear

Big thanks to Grant Johnston and his ‘How to Shoot Real Estate Video course’.

My first video after having took the course landed me some shoots for local agents. A phone call today informed that I was in the vendors list for the local Sotheby International office along with a meeting in the morning at their office.

Thanks again Grant.

John Paul Ashworth,
Alabama