Video Biography - A Person, Family, or Business

​Do you wish you could watch and listen to your parents or grandparent recount their lives. Their ups and  downs, bright spots and favorite memories all while hearing their voice and seeing the nuance of their face and personality.  You are not alone in this, and chances are, your kids and grand kids would enjoy experiencing these memories and learning more about you as well. They will find out more than they thought they knew and you, in turn, will rediscover the rich and full life you are living. Everyone has a life story to tell and everyone's life is important and worthy of the tale. 

 Personal video documentaries artfully blend filmed and edited interviews together with family photos, maps, documents, archived video and other memorabilia. The result is a visually captivating ‘moving portrait’ capturing you recounting your life story and memories while reinforcing them with period images to better relate to the times.

    The video will be a linear progression of your life. And although dates and places are important, we want to make sure that these aspects are given life by your recollections of what made these places special, why you liked your school, your friends, what was happening in your family at this time. Of course, life is never easy, your struggles, family struggles and challenges should be recounted as well. Often time the younger generations viewing the video can learn from your challenges and better appreciate the strength it takes to live a life and raise a family.
    Ultimately, we want your documentary to help explain and appreciate the experiences that made you the individual you are and the life you’ve lived.

The Process

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Orientation meeting:

    The first meeting will outline your narrative, we will discuss the story you want to tell, such as your lineage, your life, or the life of your business career. The narrative will then be guided by a series of questions. The questions will be reviewed by you to make sure it is a comfortable fit and one that you feel comfortable and natural narrating.

The Interview:

    The filmed interviews will take place in the comfort of your own residence with a series of questions, based on the outline, we will help guide you through the process. Expect the interview to last about 2 hours. Of course additional footage can be added if at the end of the session you feel certain aspects of your story have not been addressed. A cost assessment can be determined. Equipment for the interview is kept to a minimum with two video cameras(Canon C100 Mark2 HD camera), two lights and microphone. A compelling, cinematic look is desired with a shallow depth of field focusing on you.

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Pricing Package Guide

 

Video Biography Package I

Package includes the two hour interview edited to eliminate gaps, long pauses and breaks in dialogue. A brief text into and ending are included. Run time typically 1 hour.

Final product provided in the media of your choice - DVD, USB or Vimeo Upload

Price: $1,120

Video Biography Package II

Package includes the two hour interview edited to eliminate gaps, long pauses and breaks in dialogue.
In addition, you will provide up to 40 documents, photographs/memorabilia, which will be digitized and incorporated into the video. Together, we will label the items to determine where they best fit in the narrative.
Rough draft video will be reviewed with client making sure that content chronology ancillary images are in the appropriate segments.

Final product provided in the media of your choice - DVD, USB or Vimeo Upload. Digital file can be stored in the Cloud.

Price: $2,600

Video Biography Package III

Package includes the two hour interview edited to eliminate gaps, long pauses and breaks in dialogue. Additional footage, still following the outline, can be shot at up to 5 locations.
In addition, you will provide up to 75 documents, photographs/memorabilia, which will be digitized and incorporated into the video. Together, we will label the items to determine where they best fit in the narrative.
Rough draft video will be reviewed with client making sure that content chronology ancillary images are in the appropriate segments.

Final product provided in the media of your choice - DVD, USB or Vimeo Upload. Digital file can be stored in the Cloud.

Price: $4,200