Alright, this is a tricky subject. Some businesses are hurting right now. Some are more than hurting. Some people are afraid for the future of their livelihood. There is a service I can provide that might help you. I’m not trying to profiteer off the situation, I’ve lost business too. But I’ve found an opportunity. And I’m going to just tell you about it here without being funny or snarky or my usual flowery self. If this could help your business give me a call. If this could help your business, but you don’t have the cash flow. Give me a call. I’m in a position to try to help. OK, here’s the post:
The Covid-19 pandemic has made it hard for many businesses to operate safely. In some cases in-person events or gatherings are prohibited by law or customers are unable to travel to the Reno-Tahoe area to see a commercial real estate listing. As a result, I’ve been asked by a few clients to help them bring their business to their customers with virtual-tour video production. This has proven to be a great tool for keeping a business that relies on travel or in-person experience active and in front of their customers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Lilley Musuem Virtual Tour
The Nevada Alumni Association has been a video client for a few years now. They do a lot of in-person events, galas, BBQs and such. Of course right now they can’t have those events. One of the events they had been planning for this summer was a live tour at the John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art at University of Nevada, Reno. So they asked me to come shoot a virtual tour of the museum’s permanent collection to share with their donors and alumni.
This was a half-day shoot on site where we recorded two interviews with full sound and lighting in the beautiful museum space. Jenna deLaurentis was PA and second camera for this shoot. I captured the primary camera angle as well as all the gimbal footage while Jenna covered audio and slider shots.
The finished product is fairly long at 13 minutes and includes informative content from Vivian Zavatara, the museum’s curator, as well as a dynamic interaction between Vivian and Amy Carothers, Director of Alumni Engagement. The video is hosted on YouTube and was premiered live as part of a coordinated virtual event.
I designed and built the animations for this production in Apple Motion as well.
Commercial Real Estate Virtual Tour
Panattoni Development and Kidder Mathews have commercial real estate ventures in northern Nevada that were coming on the market in the midst of the pandemic when prospective clients were unable to get to the area to view them. They asked me to come out and create virtual tours of some of their properties in order to give them the exposure they couldn’t get otherwise.
This production included aerial drone imagery as well as footage captured inside the building with a 3-axis gimbal.