Jim Bergman, Media Specialist
My Real Estate Media work comes with the bonus of a deep background in Corporate Video, music and audio production.
Through the 90s I was involved in one music project or another. I interned at several studios and clubs learning the ins and outs (literally) of audio production. I gained familiarity with analog as well as emerging digital technology. I ended the 90s at a web video start-up called Atomfilms in Seattle working as a production coordinator encoding video tapes to digital files, editing audio, and writing web copy for film pages and so started my slow transition from audio-only to moving and still image work...
Starting in 2008, I produced a variety of corporate video, photo, and audio content for web deployment.
I was employee number one of Wisetail, a web-based enterprise training platform. Part of the initial setup for new clients was a set of training, marketing, and/or 'About Us' style videos. I was responsible for shooting and editing these videos. Our clients included Patagonia, PG&E, Yogaworks (Santa Monica), Samsung, Canon, and BBDO (Toronto) to name a few.
In 2010, I moved to Portland, OR to continue working as a contractor for Wisetail while beginning to develop my own client list.
In 2015, I integrated drone videography and photography into my productions and that same year started capturing video and still images for real estate listings. In 2020, I launched my real-estate-specific brand, Pacific Realty Images (formerly Portland Realty Images).
Now that we've emerged from Covid, I've relocated to Bellingham, WA, and have resumed developing new corporate, non-profit, and Realty clients here and all the way up and down the i5 corridor as far south as Portland. My specialties include the aforementioned corporate video, headshot photography, and of course real estate (photography, drone, video, and 360 tours).
I use Canon mirrorless equipment as well as DJI Drones, wireless mics, and stabilizers for video and still acquisition. I edit videos predominantly in Final Cut Pro X with experience in after effects, Motion, & Compressor. My photo editing is primarily in Lightroom Classic and Photoshop CC. My audio editing and production is in Logic X. I use Izotope RX and several of their other applications for specialized audio cleaning and production tasks. I'm an FAA-certified sUAS pilot.