Videos for Real Estate

20121317_1259952540797882_7557224238060855584_oThings have been pretty busy over at Mojocat Creative Services. As a strategy I have been trying to focus where my passion is. I have always enjoyed the video work I have done in my corporate career. I believe my experience as an Instructional Designer gives me a big advantage in creating interesting, engaging and successful videos. My ID career has given me some great experience working with video. Working in the studio at Apple and editing video was a privilege and a real learning experience. I also enjoyed when I was at T-Mobile helping them create a rapid video program. I learned a lot and we had a blast.Tom as Android Like that time I created the Android custom and had a co-worker go around the office while my friend John and I filmed it.

One important thing I have learned about video is that if you have fun so will your audience.

A few years back I had the privilege of doing a series of safety videos for Washington Wineries and the Department of Labor and Industries. This was a very fun project as well as a great learning experience. I was able to film all over the state of Washington in some of the most amazing wineries. I shot the grape crush as well as the entire process of winemaking.  Here is the test video I did. It’s music video so its a bit more fun than the safety videos to watch.

Winery Safety Project Sample

Most recently We’ve have teamed up with our friends at Rain City NW and Keller Williams to help them create videos to not only promote their listings but to help them build there brand so they stand out from their competition. We have three videos in the can as they say.  Our first two listing video where just launched and are creating quite a buzz. We are just starting and I am looking forward to all the great things we will do together. Here is one of our first listing videos. Stay tuned for much more from them.

We would be happy to assist your business with video, motion or interactive content. Feel free to reach out to share ideas on how we can help.

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My at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Me at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Photo taken by my son Alec who has a natural eye for photography.

Here is a great list of photography channels on Youtube. If Youtube offered degrees I would have my masters. So much great content uploaded every day. I have used tutorial videos for so many projects around my home and in my garage.




How Can You Use Interactive Videos For Microlearning-Based Training

This is something I have been preaching for some time now and have found to be very true. We started using video as a micro learning when I was at T-Mobile about 6 years ago. It proved to be not only rapid and very cost effective but hugely effective. We need to reconsider much of what we make into elearning and use smaller bits of video or interactive content. And go mobile or social forget the LMS.

Jeff Interview with Paolo Tosolini 2010

Jeff Interview with Paolo Tosolini 2010


Here is the article that inspired this post.

‘Latest drones on exhibition in Japan’ —

My son Evan and I have been researching & testing drones to be used for video. We have tested a few the most recently was the Phantom III for a project we are working on for realtors Jeff Coats and Allie Bailey of RainCityNW. Videos to come. So far the footage is very cool and adds a lot to the over all story and aesthetics of the videos we are doing. I believe drones offer a lot when it comes to video. Looking forward to exploring this space.

Here is the article that inspired this post.

Originally posted on mister Soemo: Japan Drone 2017, one of the country’s biggest commercial drone events, is underway. The exhibition showcases the latest in drone technology. Our correspondent reports from Chiba in eastern Japan. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a…

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A way to solve any problem — Give me 5 minutes a day and I’ll give you a happier, more successful life

Brainstorming for solving any problem A technique called brainstorming can be used to solve just about any problem, whether it is a relationship problem, a technical problem, a writing block, or anything else. Brainstorming just means that a person or group of people sit down and write down as many solutions to a problem as […]

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Myth busted – The Golden Ratio

5d1c4952-47e9-49f5-b0b0-429f5f5c50c7-largeI am sharing an good article that looks at the design rule called The Golden Ratio. I have always felt that where there is a rule there is an exception. When it comes to design I think it’s always good to know the rules, accept them as starting points or guidelines then follow your gut. Lets face it what people find aesthetically appealing is subjective anyways.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder right? enjoy,


Here is the article on
The Golden Ratio: Design’s Biggest Myth

Paying it forward

13Last night my wife and I watched the movie pay it forward again. What a simple concept yet so powerful. What do you think would happen to the world if we truly started a movement like that? If we treated others with love, kindness and compassion. What if we helped others and lifted them up when they needed it?

If there was ever a time when we needed a movement like this it’s now. The fact the we have to question who’s lives matter should be a big red flag. There are so may problems in the world that need our attention it can be overwhelming at times.

I believe the only way to get past this is to focus on ourselves. You can’t change others. Not even by calling them out on Facebook (sarcasm). We can’t blame republicans, we can blame the democrats and if you think it all comes down to who’s president then god help us. It’s about you! How do you treat others? Are you showing those around you how we should treat others? Who matters to you?