22nd March 2017
The Beautiful Home Our Video Couldn’t Sell!…
I love filming homes, I might sound like a geek, but I’ve been a big fan of Grand Designs Ch4 for years! I love innovative design, and it’s awesome when you see the mark of the owner on a property. It’s one thing when the owner has spent £500k+ on the property, but the attention to detail inside the property equals to thousands too, as well as the time dedicated to individualizing the personal spaces.
This particular client chose to film his second property with us, his first property sold 2 weeks after filming the premises, the video can be seen below:
The client now wanted to sell his renovated old school house located in the Midlands.
Using an old photograph the client was keen to show the black and white photograph turning into the modern building, we started with this shot and then utilised a drone shot to get the scale of the property. The initial opening drone shot captures the location of the property and the actual scale of this old school building that is now a home – 3 takes in and we achieve our key shot.
We move into the front of the house as if approaching from the driveway and then we enter the building. Each room had made great use of natural light, where rooms were dark we used spot lights in corners to bring all 4 walls to life.
The slow tracking of shots made for a cinematic approach, thanks Grand Designs for the influence! The house had many key features which made it a treat to film – A master living room with a natural log fire place, onto the staircase, dining room and kitchen which worked a treat. We captured key rooms ending with the master room tracking in, showing the wooden features of the decor.
The client really liked a musical piece he heard so I contacted the Australian composer, who granted us permission to use the music for the use of selling the property. The music fell in sync with the shots and I’m sure you’ll agree compliments the filming approach.
We uploaded the video for the client and we heard from him 2 weeks later…
“Gurmit we decided to keep the property, after watching the video and upon refection we realise we’ve created something special here. Myself and my partner still want to enjoy it for some years to come. Thank you so much for this, will defo be contacting you again for some more filming.”
And if you’re wondering, yes we did still get paid.
The Video can be seen below:
Thanks for reading.