5 Essential Drone Shots for Real Estate Drone Videos

5 Essential Drone Shots for Real Estate Drone Videos

In this video I illustrate the 5 essential drone shots that I use in my real estate drone videos and how I implement those shots in editing in a way that tells a story and takes the viewer on a bit of journey of the property.


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  1. Ivan Zalaquett on September 11, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Awsome, I just created a checklist of things to take into consideration. Thank you!

    In my market there way more apartments for sale than houses, how would you go buy for these properties and how long do you tend to make them?

  2. Jason Walker on September 11, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Which software do you use to produce your drone videos??

  3. Bradley Michael on September 11, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    The legend does it again

  4. chris h on September 11, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    do you manual focus for video, set to infinity? or Auto focus?

  5. Willy K on September 11, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Just got my Part 107 and going to start doing this as a side gig. Been flying a drone fg or a while recreational. What application do you use for editing? What do you charge for a real estate clip like that? I don’t even have an idea what to even charge

  6. fred coker on September 11, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    This was short, sweet and very informative. Thank you for adding the visuals on what you were explaining and showing your full video at the end. Im looking into getting into this field of work. Thanks again!!

  7. Mostly Media on September 11, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Great video, as always. Can you discuss your shot choice at the 6:24 mark? Was the dark exposure intentional, perhaps for a sunset look? The only reason that I ask is because no other shot is that dark and it tends to stand out.

  8. heliflyer7 on September 11, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

  9. Alex romo on September 11, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    S^*t man, not sure how are the laws there but you broke many of them flying your drone like that.

  10. James Ruse on September 11, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    So helpful. Thanks.

  11. Benferno on September 11, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the great information. Spectacular. I’m curious though, would you reschedule a shoot, drone or otherwise, because of heavy overcast? Not rain, just overcast?

  12. Alex Andru on September 11, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    You and another guy are single-handedly the best tuttors in this type of photography on YouTube. Congrats! I’ve just put my hands on a tamron 10-24 3.5-4.5 VC HLD and straight away contacted my landlord asking him to allow me to exercise on some of his properties in exchange for free photos for him to publish. Next month I’m planning to buy an godox ad200 and hopefully in 4 months of everything goes well I’ll save enogh for a dji drone. Thank you again for all the amazing content you are providing for all of us!

  13. Silas Acosta II on September 11, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    What program do you use to edit your drone videos?

  14. 1400Media on September 11, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Headed out to do these exact moves, but not before coming to your " growing channel". Lets hope I can trust the tech ! Yesterday was blah out so its worth going back today for blue skies.

  15. Terry Starks on September 11, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Wow those were great. Thanks for the info.

  16. Sam Carmel on September 11, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Honestly, best series on YouTube for helping with this type of work! Thanks!

  17. Triple Win Lin on September 11, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks for always getting right to the point, not "droning" on forever 😉

  18. MargaretWolfPhotog on September 11, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Great job once again. So helpful. Im practicing my shots but must get a lot smoother in balancing the movement of my sticks so one movement isnt more dominant than the other. Working on balancing the pressure. I love the approach shots but if I cant see my drone I get scared. Flying with my smart controller instead of my eyes scares me.

  19. Tribe News Now on September 11, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Very informative, thank you

  20. Baaz Group Limited on September 11, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Awesome Work

  21. jestick12 on September 11, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    That was great i love the footage. How do you find the focal point of a house that might not have all the features you showed?

  22. Adrian Loma on September 11, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    So what camera or drone would you use inside the house?

  23. Fabio Riso on September 11, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Your timing is impeccable.

  24. MAsterTroll on September 11, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    are you flying with filters or with AP?

  25. For The Love of Medicine on September 11, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    I just bought a drone for my RE photography business. Very helpful.

  26. Donald Dardeen on September 11, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Where do you normally stand when your flying your drone for these missions? Also do you save the video on a SD card in the drone then plug that into the computer to edit it?

  27. Doug Garman on September 11, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Great work and was wondering how you price

  28. Bay Real Experts on September 11, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Do you have a tutorial on that zoom transition? 👀

  29. Maxwell Kearney on September 11, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    quality video my guy

  30. Michael Elwood on September 11, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Excellent thank you

  31. Ace Boy on September 11, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    You the best man

  32. Crystal Wizard Studios on September 11, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks again Mike for helping us all to level up. Peace!!!

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