At Wex Marketing we are working with a client–who is also a longtime family friend of mine–Tri-Valley Contractors. Clyde Patches, the owner, asked me to do a video with a couple in their just-finished, brand-new home in Reinholds, PA. It was a fun shoot to do because the couple, Jeff and Tina Davis, were glowing with satisfaction as they talked about how excited they are to share their home with their friends and family. One of the things I liked the most about their home was the gorgeous view of the mountains from their back porch.
I shot the video with my Canon 60D and the EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 lens. Since the home was just completed (and therefore unfurnished), the audio was a bit of a challenge. We hung some painting drop-cloths up to cut down on some of the echo, but it was still there. I worked for a while in Adobe Audition to try to clean it up.
The Tri-Valley construction guys actually took down some of their siding and disassembled the porch railing so I could get those shots. Jeff and Tina kindly came in to the Tri-Valley showroom at a later date so I could get shots of them talking with Clyde and Lorna as they had during their initial home designing process.
All said, I am pretty satisfied with the final project for a single-camera job. In the future, I’d love to rent a jib to get some sweeping full-property shots when making a testimonial video like this.