• 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

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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: …

  • TourKick Poll: Muse vs Move video styles

    Subject property: 1122 S Evanston Ave, Tulsa, 74104 Pursuing to provide quality video production services for Tulsa real estate listings, we are asking your opinion – what exactly do you want? We came up with an additional video style to both cost less and take less time, and we would appreciate your feedback. Your input …

  • How to Post a Virtual Tour or Video Tour Link on Zillow and Trulia

    Zillow.com ZillowNews’ YouTube video shows us how…   Trulia.com Trulia’s YouTube video shows how to get to the “Edit Photos” section, where the Virtual or Video Tour link is able to be posted…   Contact us with ideas for your next Video Tour: http://TourKick.com/Order/

  • 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 …

  • iPad / Mobile -friendly videos

    Ever heard of “Flash” videos or “Flash” tours? Adobe Flash  is a technology used to play videos across the Internet – it’s not referring to the speed of the video. ;) The Good Flash is great for those who have the software to run it – it’s a separate program from your Internet browser (IE, …

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