3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
About RezStream
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
• Established in 2005...
About Me
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
• Born in Wisconsin
• Took m...
About Me
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
TABLE OF
CONTENTS
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
01
Value of
Photogr...
01 | Value of Photography
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
1. Proves c...
Benefits of a Professional
• Experienced
• Advanced equipment
• Refined techniques
• Knows how to shoot lodging
rooms in c...
02 | Professional vs. Amateur?
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
Which ...
02 | Professional vs. Amateur?
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
Before...
02 | Professional vs. Amateur?
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
02 | Professional vs. Amateur?
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
02 | Professional vs. Amateur?
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
02 | Professional vs. Amateur?
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
02 | Professional vs. Amateur?
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
03 | Video Benefits
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
Do you really nee...
04 | Things to consider with video
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
Le...
05 | Video FAQ
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
How Long should my vid...
06 | Photography FAQ
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
How many rooms c...
06 | Photography FAQ
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
Get involved to ...
07 | Cost for Photogarphy/Video
www.rezstream.com
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
Cost ...
3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800
Denver, CO 80210
Sales: 866-360-8210
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Are the photos on your website attracting and converting your guests or does clicking your link cause visitors to close their eyes immediately?

Join Joe Jenkin, graphics and media specialist, as he tells you about the power and value that professional photography and videography adds to your website and the impact on your visitors’ online experience.

Joe shares his expertise from years behind the camera in room staging for a photo shoot, important things to keep in mind when selecting a photographer or videographer, and how dynamic images enhances your website and increases revenue.

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  1. 1. 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210
  2. 2. About RezStream www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 • Established in 2005 • Located in Denver, Colorado • 21 Employees WHO WE ARE • Software and Internet Services • Independent Properties Only • 100 Rooms or Less WHAT WE DO • Founders of RezStream Set the Tone • Hire Passionate Professionals • Education WHY WE DO IT
  3. 3. About Me www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 • Born in Wisconsin • Took my first photography class in High School and was drawn to the creative aspect of creating an image and sharing with everyone • Moved to Colorado to attend Photography School in 1998 • Taught Photoshop at Colorado Mountain College in 2004 for one semester • Took my creative passions and started designing websites for the hospitality industry in 2003 • Worked for one of the most prestigious Real Estate Agencies in Aspen, CO shooting photos and creating video tours • 7 Years at RezStream • Graphics & Media Specialist • Golf enthusiast – The thrill of competing excites me to get better • Love cooking - known for my Honey Glazed Fried Chicken & Cinnamon Crumb Cake with Strawberry Coulis
  4. 4. About Me www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210
  5. 5. TABLE OF CONTENTS www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 01 Value of Photography 02 Why Pro vs. Amateur? 03 Video Benefits 04 Things to Consider with Video 05 Video FAQ 06 Photo FAQ Be Prepared 07 Cost Association Photo/Video 08 Questions?
  6. 6. 01 | Value of Photography www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 1. Proves credibility of the property 2. Paints the picture of the ideal vacation/experience/fantasy 3. Helps confirm interest in purchase decision 4. Drives additional revenue Your photography should be as good as your property. If you have a gorgeous place, your photos should display exactly that. Specialty Lenses Consumers value imagery more so than product information, product descriptions and ratings/reviews. 67% deem imagery to be the most important.* *Source: mdgadvertising
  7. 7. Benefits of a Professional • Experienced • Advanced equipment • Refined techniques • Knows how to shoot lodging rooms in confined space • Used to working long hours • Experienced with photo editing • Quality over quantity Benefits of an Amateur • Cost friendly • Typically available when you need them • Quantity over quality 02 | Professional vs. Amateur? Is the price tag worth a professional? www.rezstream.com 90% of info transmitted to the brain is visual, visuals get processed 60,000 times faster than text My fried chicken is AMAZING, but does that make me a professional chef? Restaurants don’t call me and ask me to be the cook for the night.
  8. 8. 02 | Professional vs. Amateur? www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 Which photograph entices you to stay in the room? Room 1 Room 2 Poll Question
  9. 9. 02 | Professional vs. Amateur? www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 Before & After
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  11. 11. 02 | Professional vs. Amateur? www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210
  12. 12. 02 | Professional vs. Amateur? www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210
  13. 13. 02 | Professional vs. Amateur? www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210
  14. 14. 02 | Professional vs. Amateur? www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210
  15. 15. 03 | Video Benefits www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 Do you really need it? • 58% of respondents consider companies that produce video content to be more trustworthy • 73% of all U.S. Adults are more likely to purchase after watching an online video that explains the product or service • According to Forrester, video has become so prominent in hospitality that 45% of leisure travelers and more than 70% of business travelers were more likely to book as a result of viewing video No Audio
  16. 16. 04 | Things to consider with video www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 Length of video 1. Don’t try and fit everything in one video 2. Break them apart into separate videos – Keeping them engaged is more important than having one long video. Keep them moving through your site. (Overview of property, Dining, area activities, accommodations) 3. If you can’t hold your viewers’ attention – the video is pointless 4. Connect with your viewers on an emotional level 5. Give the viewers a sense of feeling of where they are 6. Provide calls to action Audio for your video 1. Make sure your audio is good quality. It can be a big disappointment if you have a great video, but bad audio. 2. Spend the extra money on great music. Music tells you how you should feel during video – it’s all about your brand – It should complement your message. Approx.$199 (www.marmosetmusic.com - www.themusicbed.com) Tell your unique story – what makes you different Move the camera 1. Dynamic camera movements (slider movements, crane movements, time lapses, stedicam shots) 2. Make sure the movements have a purpose. Use them to help tell your story 3. If the camera is constantly moving and has no purpose the viewer may get lost. (sea sick) 4. These movements will make your story more interesting and it will draw the viewer in
  17. 17. 05 | Video FAQ www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 How Long should my video be? • TV has changed our attention spans and we have become trained to lose focus after a short amount of time. People are watching less and less commercials due to DVRs. • Imagine you have (1) minute to talk about your property. What would you say? Should videos have voice overs, interviews • Voice overs if done professionally can make a big impact. It helps tell your story and drive home your selling proposition. • Having a live person on camera can also be intriguing. Visitors learn the personality of you and the property. Try to make it casual - when it becomes a production – everyone seems to tense up. • Good Audio is important - step away from running water, cars driving by, and wind. Make sure you are mic’d up properly. How long does the video editing process take? • Editing times will vary depending on length, color correction, and audio in the video. • If the videographer creating your video uses a storyboard and the scenes are shot properly this can help speed up the process. • Preplan. Preplan. Preplan… Get involved with your story. How should I place the video on my site? • Some people prefer to just upload the video to YouTube. Which is a great way to start, but talk with your web developer, they can upload the video directly on your site with another video player. Make sure the video player uses html5. If the video is on a flash player it will not play on Apple devices (iPad, iPhone).
  18. 18. 06 | Photography FAQ www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 How many rooms can you shoot in a day? • On average 4-6 rooms per day can be shot. • This can vary depending on advanced staging or client specific shot requests • This does not include exterior photos or video What are the shooting hours? • All photographers are different. We encourage you to speak to them in advance to get a sense for their shooting hours. RezStream routinely shoots sunrise to sunset to maximize your photography budget. How many images do I get? (Example 2 day shoot) • This will vary on the scope of work outlined by you and the photographer. • You may get 40 images from one photographer and 20 from another. This usually happens because of quality of staging and lighting. Some people may say I get more for my money with 40 images. This will depend on how professional you want the images to look. Remember you are trying to sell an experience. Who owns the photography? • Most photographers will do this two different ways. • First is that you pay a daily rate for the photographer and you will own the imagery, however the photographer has the right to use the photos for his/her portfolio. • A second option is you pay a lower daily rate, but the photographer owns the rights to the images and you have to pay licensing fees. (different fees apply to the media type. Web only, print or publication. ) You will then have to renew after your agreement is up if you want to continue using the images. RezStream feels option one is the most convenient for our clients.
  19. 19. 06 | Photography FAQ www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 Get involved to assure you get the images you desire I have found success working alongside the client as well as working solo and just running with my vision. You know your property best so working with the photographer will help get you the best possible product. 1. Scout property before shoot during different times of day. (pay close attention to the lighting) 2. Make a list of shots that are priority top to bottom. Interiors, bathrooms, exteriors, dining, lifestyle. (some images take more time than you think to stage and capture – sometimes the photographer or assistant will have to rearrange items, steam the sheets, etc.) 3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. (when you have questions the photographer can explain why he/she shoots a certain way in order to capture the best image.) 4. Prepare props for styling. (Models, flowers, books, wine, towels, suite cases, activity accessories, etc…) 5. Walk around with the photographer and show your notes and discuss a strategy. 6. Have fun with it. Preparation Tips
  20. 20. 07 | Cost for Photogarphy/Video www.rezstream.com 3801 E Florida Ave. Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 Sales: 866-360-8210 Cost associated with photography? 1. Daily fees range from $1,000 - $3,000 depending on the company you work with 2. If special equipment is required there will be an additional fee. Discuss this in advance 3. Travel fees (airline fees, extra baggage, and other travel expenses. Food – set aside a per diem upfront) $500 – Several thousand. RezStream’s average travel fees have been around $700 Cost associated with video? 1. Set expectations with time of video(s) – storyboard creation. 2. Equipment for special situations such as lifts, aerial shots, lighting. 3. You may have to hire models so they can help tell your story. People will always make your story more engaging. 4. Music is key and you will have to pay to license the music for your story. It’s worth the extra money!! 5. Video editing is not a quick process and you will likely have fees associated with editing your video. 6. Each video project is specific and prices are typically charged at an hourly rate. Estimates are given in advance based on your video goals. 7. Travel fees (airline fees, extra baggage, and other travel expenses. Food – set aside a per diem upfront) $500 – Several thousand Things to be aware of: 1. Video production usually cost more than photography. A lot more planning, staging, and equipment setup is usually involved thus costing more for a complete production. 2. Your photographer may have the ability to shoot video as well, but make sure you plan for the time involved to set up different gear as it takes time. 3. If you want help speed up the process for the photographer and videographer, one way you can help is always try and work ahead of them. This will speed the process up a lot more. Poll Question
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