Final Cut: Aerials of Leesburg, VA Estate Home

The final cut of  aerial videography of an estate home in Leesburg, VA is now complete.  The listing agency and Realtor for the property engaged DCOnlineVideo after being tasked with coming up with new, highly creative ways to market it.

The video is being published at online websites focused on realty listings, and incorporated into email marketing campaigns targeting local buyers. The video’s intent is to attract – and engage – prospective buyers and prompt requests to see the property in-person.

Credits include: producer, strategy consultant, aerial videographer, writer, and editor.

17814 Running Colt Place, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA from Steve Jarriel on Vimeo.

Hawk 1, Drone 0: Bird Downs Quad Copter

Yet another item to add to the pre-flight safety checklist:  A scan of the horizon for signs of birds of prey, such as the red-tailed Hawk which downed a DJI Phantom FC40 when it was flown in a Cambridge, MA park in October 2014.

Pilot Christopher Schmidt reports on his YouTube page that “As soon as he flew at me, I throttled down the props to try to minimize any harm to the bird.”. Schmidt also writes that the hawk emerged unscathed.