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

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They completely understood our marketing objectives and delivered a premium end product. Karl Davidson. Chadwick Real Estate.
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
The extra mile appears to be no trouble at all. Del La Parker
We knew to achieve strong off the plan results for the sale of the new Miami One Apartments we would need a strong marketing campaign that truly represent the building to take place.. Brett and his Team provided us cutting edge rendering, state of the art photography and a short film length video clip of why the Miami lifestyle is paramount to so many. As this was my first large scale project of this kind, I was heavily advised and directed by Brett and the team in to what would work best. I have no doubt that Brett's work helped achieve a sellout of the building prior to completion! Justin Smith. Raine & Horne Burleigh & Miami.
I've known of Platinum HD's work for some time through their high quality Architectural photography used for marketing prestige residential properties for sale on the Gold Coast. Recently I've had the pleasure of working with Brett and his team to photograph and video several houses that I've designed, creating stunning promotional videos for my use. His extensive background experience in TV working on both sides of the camera and in production is evident in the professional approach he takes to his work, whilst his enthusiasm and appreciation of design results in beautifully crafted presentations. I would highly recommend Platinum HD to anyone wanting slick and edgy marketing video production. John Lea. Architect.