Author: Cooper Murray

Scammed Take Heed and Stay Safe

Ever get an automated phone call about how the IRS filed a lawsuit against you? I bet your heart race sped up a bit until you realized that it couldn’t possibly be true. How about a call from Microsoft about how your computer has a virus? This is an other common scam call. In fact, these are two of the biggest scams going around right now. Remember this: Microsoft and the IRS have both stated that they never call you. They send notices such as this via USPS.     Email Scams Many years ago, it was the Nigerian...

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Video Developments

It’s been just under 150 years since the video camera was invented. Over the last 150 years, the video camera has become so advanced that what used to take five people to operate with only enough film for 10 seconds of footage, now can be used effectively by even the most novice photographer or videographer. How can we improve from where we are today?   Here are some potential trends. Demise of 3D. We’ve heard about an easy-to-use home 3D camera being brought to market soon. 3D movies have been around for almost 100 years, with popularity waning and...

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Tips for Getting Great Videos on Your Smartphone

Have you ever watched a video and been frustrated that two black bars on either side of the video prevent it from showing on your full screen? You’re not alone and fixing it is simple— hold the phone horizontally instead of vertically. It’s that simple!   Here are some other tips for filming on your phone:   Be aware of your surroundings. If you are recording, find a quiet place if possible. Lighting doesn’t have to be perfect, but make sure it’s easy to see what is going on in your video. Keep the phone stable or use a...

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Video for Events

REAL Trends has been trying to incorporate more video into our company’s marketing. For this year’s Gathering of Eagles, we made a few videos that marketed why one should attend. We also produced videos that featured each day’s agenda and a sponsor thank you video.   Do you have an event coming up and need a way to tell people about it? Here are a few ideas:   Make a video about why someone should attend the event. Release it a few months before the event date. The video should include the highlights, such as information about the key...

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The Future of Real Estate

It seems like technology is changing so quickly that it’s difficult to imagine what the world will look like in 15, 10, or even five years from now. Will driverless cars be nationwide? Will contact lenses get the smart treatment? Will robots take over the earth like James Cameron predicted in 1984’s The Terminator? The thing is nobody knows, and we will have to wait and see what happens.   When it comes to real estate, the future is just as unpredictable. Most likely, people will still need a place to live and raise their families. But, how will people...

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