Sunday, March 25, 2012

Houzz’s 2012 ‘Best Of" Award - vi360 Photography

VI360 Photography of Silicon Valley Receives

Houzz’s 2012 ‘Best Of" Award

First-Ever Survey & Analysis of More than 1.2 Million Members Reveals Top-Rated Professionals and Current Home Trends from Across the Country

Los Altos, CA--March 23, 2012 – Virtual Imaging 360 Photography has been awarded “Best Of” 2012 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential real estate and design. The Bay Area based Photography/Video production company was chosen by the more than 1.2 million registered members of the Houzz community.

"You only get one first impression" VI 360 Photography

“With 3.5 million monthly unique users and 80 million monthly page views, Houzz has rapidly become the largest community of active remodelers, providing homeowners and design enthusiasts with first-hand advice from Houzzers who have been through the renovating and decorating process,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of marketing for Houzz. “This is a real stamp of approval for VI 360 Photography from the Houzz community and we’re thrilled to welcome them to this elite group of ‘Best Of’ winners.”

Mark of VI 360 Photography is listed first out of 64 SF Area real estate/architecture photographers and second out of 1,364 real estate/architecture photographers through out all major cities worldwide. Mark consistently produces impressive, creative photos and videos for architects, builders, interior designers and realtors.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

The "Walk-Thru Video"

I get why the "walk-thru video" is popular... you get a feel for the property space and layout and they are easier/cheaper to shoot. What I am not happy about is the cheap look they have and the ever changing lighting, too dark to too bright.With all of this in mind, I am trying to find a way to shoot a classy, well lite video technique that is not too expensive to shoot and edit. I have seen an impressive walk-thru where the videograher knew how to use a steadicam properly, It was smooth with many clips edited together instead of one long walk through. The result was a more pro look and less of that slasher-movie feel.

At this time, I am slowly perfecting a way to shoot Hollywood-style videos quickly using dolly-glides, very portable lighting and some steadicam work. My first try took 3 hours to shoot and now I am down to 45 min. Promising, if I can also reduce the editing time as well. Sample: