This is something that I used to do a lot of.
Try to make sure that there is alway some movement in the shot, whether that be a camera move or something in the shot move like a fan or TV. Also, where you can have someone walk through the larger rooms to give them perspective.
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04-30-2012 08:17 PM
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- Gold Coast, Australia
05-02-2012 05:13 PM
It may just be worth it to you to get a fluid head tripod, so you can do smooth pans. If you think you may want to do any video at all in the future, it's an essential tool. I did a real estate video for this expensive house, and all I did was pan with a fluid head tripod, and zoom into or out of something cool in the room. Or I just stayed wide, and did a gentle, slow pan. If something looks good - shoot it! Sometimes a cathedral ceiling is an awesome feature, that you may neglect to shoot. If the outside looks nice - shoot it! Or frame the shot to show just the house, of the next yard over looks bad.
Here's the video I made, using a soundtrack I recorded of the owner's friend playing/singing on the piano in the house:
05-15-2012 07:19 PM
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- Aug 2008
If you just want a basic good looking real estate video, sit down and watch HGTV one afternoon. Mimic the shots they have and go for it. It's a pretty basic thing, side pans and top to bottom if you just have a tripod. You can zoom on a few shots but don't get too over complicated with it. Watch your natural light and try to have something (like a ceiling fan) in the room moving so people can tell it's a video and not those crappy moving still things. Good luck and post it when you're done.Jeff