• Imagining Google Street View coming to life

    Having functional, usable technology is beneficial, but, when it’s also beautiful, there’s something inside you that just feels good. Below is a video titled “Address is Approximate” that imagines Google’s Street View bringing life to small  action figures and props via an Apple computer. (Vimeo video and Vimeo description below.) Enjoy. Address Is Approximate from …

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  • DIY iPhone Videos for Real Estate

    We here at TourKick provide professional-quality, High-Definition (HD) videos and other techie services. For those Realtors out there who want to discover (and possibly master) DIY Video, it doesn’t get any easier than using an iPhone, because it’s always with you. For step-by-step instructions, along with how-to videos, check this out: http://next.inman.com/2011/11/super-simple-tips-for-getting-started-with-video-on-your-iphone/ And when you …

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  • Video: “WordPress, the Category Killer” for Real Estate Websites

    In case you didn’t know, TourKick provides technology services like WordPress websites and hosting. Most clients either already have WordPress and need some tweaks or want  WordPress. But for those of you who need a new or improved website and don’t know about or don’t yet love WordPress, here’s a video from the 2010 Real …

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  • How to Create Video for Real Estate, a Free Realtor.com PDF

    The Realtor.com PDF is a brief introduction into video for Real Estate. There aren’t any “do this and kabloom” amazing tips or anything, but it’s straight-forward. PDF: Creating Compelling Video Designed to Engage Online Consumers Highlights 82.5% of Internet viewers watch video online…and it’s getting even bigger. (comScore Online Video Rankings, February 2011) 75% more …

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  • Big, Smart Ball of Camera that You Throw in the Air!

    Great idea, great implementation. Fun and functional! http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera via FStoppers.com

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  • November 2011 GTAR Edutainment Day Presentation

    As a member of the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors (GTAR), it was an honor to be asked by my fellow members to speak at the November 3, 2011 GTAR Edutainment Day. I presented about video for real estate listings, and it was very well received. Slideshows aren’t real videos, and we want “real videos …

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  • How to Upload a Screen Shot (UploadScreenshot.com)

    I found out about a great site today: www.UploadScreenshot.com/ How to use UploadScreenshot.com Follow basic screenshot instructions (http://www.uploadscreenshot.com/how-to-upload-a-screenshot) hint: use Alt+PrntScrn Suggestion: use a “quick and dirty” image program like IrfanView  to prep before pasting into UploadScreenshot.com hint: select an area and use Ctrl+Y to crop hint: select an area and use Ctrl+X to cut …

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  • Video from The Ticker Show: Think Outside the Business Card

    The Ticker Show is a Real Estate and Technology  vlog (i.e. video blog) that has provided some great content on YouTube. A recent episode  titled Think Outside the Business Card (September 6, 2011, video below) addresses the issue of Realtors saying, “I work for XYZ Realty,” when they get asked what they do. Essentially, it’s …

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  • True Video for Real Estate for Dummies

    Have you seen our  first book cover yet? I’m on a Dummies book so I’m legit; you could be too. So… how much would you pay for my book? How about free  – just read the blog!  Leave a comment below if there’s something you’d like to  ask a question or have something to say. …

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  • Video is Consumer-Centric, both for Buyers and Sellers

    Inspired by this post: http://www.truegotham.com/real-estate-industry-discovers-importance-of-consumer/ Real estate is a service industry (not a products industry). Service industries, especially, need to acknowledge the central importance of the consumer (i.e. client) in their success targets. Think of a target or dart board – the customer is central. And, to my surprise, a nationwide newsletter linked to the …

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  • Comprehensive list of YouTube embed code options

    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 …

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  • YouTube Live Streaming Announced

    YouTube announced YouTube Live in April 2011 (and  announced the start of testing in September 2010). You can visit  http://www.youtube.com/live to see what’s available to watch. In addition to events currently broadcasting, YouTube Live displays events coming up in 24 hours and within 7 days. Below each upcoming video is an Add to Calendar option: …

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