If you’ve read some of our YouTube-related blog posts (like linking to a specific time position), you know what an embed code and/or a YouTube URL looks like. This post is the creme-de-la-creme of YouTube URLs and embed code options. Basically, reference this: http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/player_parameters.html The Overview section starts with this write-up: This document defines the …More
Comprehensive list of YouTube embed code options
How much is Video worth if a picture is worth $1,000?
Frame Rate or FPS (Frames Per Second) refers to the number of unique consecutive images (i.e. frames) displayed per second in a video. It is common for video to play at approximately 24, 25, 30, or 60 FPS. In other words, TourKick videos are like having 30 unique, consecutive, HD photos displayed every second! The …More
REALTORS: Video marketing facts you need to know!
Facebook dominates video sharing! Videos posted on Facebook are shared 218% more than Twitter and Email combined. Don’t just upload the video to YouTube share it to your social networks. People with money watch videos Pew Internet & American Life Project reported that 78% of respondents with an annual income of $75,000+, consumed videos online. …More
Word Count and Character Count Tools
In the phrase “I do” there are 2 words and 4 characters (the space counts). If you can read, you know what a word is. But do you know what a character is–it’s anything, including spaces, ENTERs / line breaks, letters, and punctuation. For example, an ellipsis “…” has 0 words and 3 characters. Word …More
YouTube linking to a specific time position
Our example/typical YouTube video link for this tutorial is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69hADT4pWWc Link to a video – Start at any time position Start playback at time position 1:20 (1 minute and 20 seconds into the video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69hADT4pWWc#t=1m20s Add #t=1m20s after the video’s URL FORMAT: t=XhYmZs –> X hours, Y minutes, Z seconds NOTE: If there’s already a …More
Create an “Add to Google Calendar” button for a single event — Eventbrite & Facebook Too!
Purpose Google Calendar is widely used You don’t have to be a GCal user yourself Avoid typos from someone adding an event manually Just share 1 event — we’re not trying to create an entire calendar — just sharing 1 event at a time But, yes, you can create an entire calendar / list of …More
TourKick is a REALTOR.com Authorized Partner Featured Tour Provider!
TourKick has become a REALTOR.com PicturePath Authorized Partner for providing REALTOR.com Featured Tours! We’re so excited that we’re providing this service (posting the link to the video tour) FREE OF CHARGE to REALTORS with Showcase/Enhanced Listings! For agents without Showcase/Enhanced listings, there is a charge. How does TourKick leverage Showcase Listings? http://marketing.realtor.com/showcaselistings/ and http://solutioncenter.realtor.com/findvtprovider.aspx detail some benefits …More
Highlights (December 2010)
Every once in a while, it’s nice to put together a new set of highlight shots. Our first highlight reel was edited with a dual purpose: 1) show an example video by including an intro with fake information about a fake address, and 2) display some nice shots we’d taken. This highlight reel doesn’t have …More
Our First Highlight Reel
Want to sneak a peek at some video we’ve shot? Just press play… (For maximum impact, turn on your speakers, expand to full screen, and view in HD/Stretch Modes.) Order a TKO Media Package!More
TourKick.com is born
TourKick.com officially launched today, October 1, 2010. Cliff Paulick is a techie and a licensed real estate professional. Marshall Baker is an experienced media designer and director of photography. Combined, we deliver Total Knock Out (TKO) solutions like real estate video tours, photos, and syndication. We also provide headshots, WordPress websites, personal and business technology …More