Prestige Videos

We have some firm thinking around Prestige Property Videos. They should not be capped by duration. The shots should be left to flow, so the audience can see the property. Chances are it's a luxury residence worth millions.

Today’s ‘passing’ fad is to cut too fast, to speed ramp up hallways, to leap over coffee tables and reverse out of kitchens with gimbals, intercut with repetitive aerials of rooftops. People don’t navigate through a home like this. Once an establishing aerial has been set, locating the home, the suburb, and showing view corridors, the scene has been set and it is time to explore the home, in detail.

While gimbals have added cheap and easy movement, it should not be movement for movement’s sake. The property video is not a music clip nor a showpiece for a newbie Videographer, nor is it profile building for an Agent. The video has an ultimate audience of ONE person, the buyer, and for the buyer, that video can never be long enough.

Finally, lazy 17mm wide shots from the corner of the room are ‘passe’. We want to frame up front and centre, square up, and throw the depth of field. That’s film-making.

Cutaways and close-ups are also important. While the cushions might not come with the home, a shot of a plush lounge in a pool of soft afternoon light will have the audience imagining “relaxing” there.

That’s film-making. That’s what you pay us for. That’s our thinking and it underpins the way we approach and shoot a Prestige Property Video.

Our Prestige Property videos give us the time on location to do the home justice and usually comprise of a split shoot. We’ll start just before sunrise to take advantage of the magic hour and shoot till around 10am. Then we’ll break and return in the afternoon around 2pm (later if we’re in daylight savings) to take advantage of sunset and the blue zone or twilight.

Prestige Property videos work better with talent. Talent can move through a space, showing how big a room is and can work with props, adding to the coverage.

Most pieces are usually cut to music. As we’re an APRA licensed production house and pay for our music, we recommend www.extrememusic.com. Agents are also free to appear on-camera for commentary, and scripts can also be organised for voice-over.

Twilight drone filming must be carried out by our CASA-licensed platinumDRONES CREW as it is illegal for private operators to fly after sunset.

Our Producers are happy to sit down with you and develop a Prestige Video format that suits your brand. We charge by the hour although if you’re using platinumHD exclusively for video, discounts apply.

Platinum Films

GIVE YOUR PROPERTY THE SUPER STAR TREATMENT
We have worked with Brett, Pony (Linda) and the Platinum HD team since opening our Queensland offices over 3 years ago and have built such a close relationship with the team that they feel like an extension of our Sotheby's International Realty family. We work with their team for various videography and photography projects for Property, Company Branding, Social Media, Testimonials, Auction and company events and they always perform above and beyond our expectations. Video is such an integral part of our business and we have found so many changes with videography in our industry over the past few years. Platinum HD are always in sync with the changes and constantly keep our company and team current with the innovation in the delivery of their products therefore allowing us to remain at the forefront of our industry. Deanne Arthur – Director Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty
Words cannot begin to describe how talented the team are at Platinum HD. I met Brett Clements a few years ago and I have the utmost respect for the work he does, his passion and emotion. Brett has a vision for telling stories and creating a huge emotional connection. He always puts in 120% and does it with a huge amount of love. Brett has successfully shot numerous videos for our agents and our business. These range from property videos, agent profile videos, property management videos and recruitment videos. I can honestly say that Brett has contributed hugely to our brand and success as a business. He has mentored us into using video in a digital and social media space. Brett is a talented man and will do business together for life. More importantly, I now regard him as part of our family! David Manby – LJ Hooker Robina/ Mudgeeraba/ Burleigh
Having had the absolute privilege of being associated with Brett & Linda Clements and the entire team at Platinum HD TV for near on 13 years. I have no hesitation in recommending the high quality service that this company provides and prides itself on. They have amazing ability to work with you as a client and have always provided a true value-add to all of the productions. Michael Vettoretto – Senior Sales Executive, Auctioneer
The extra mile appears to be no trouble at all. Del La Parker
There is not a Company that we’re associated with I would endorse more readily. Andrew P.Bell. Chief Executive Officer. The Ray White Surfers Paradise Group.