We make movies from your life
Your photos and video...our creativity and expertise...memories that will last forever...
The perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, b'nai mitzvah, graduations, coaches and players, memorials, roasts and toasts, and any other event in a person’s or family’s lifecycle that deserves to be remembered fondly.
Creating memories for a lifetime
Today, just about every big event has two or three digital photographers and a couple people with their camcorders. Saturday’s soccer game...Sunday’s birthday party...last month’s bar mitzvah...next month’s family reunion. There is the photographer that you hire...the uncle with his new digital SLR...your teenager with her smartphone...in the digital age, there is rarely a shortage of photos.
It’s what you do with those photos that makes the difference between lost memories and cherished ones, and that is the service that we provide better than anyone. We take the imagery from significant events and create video and DVD keepsakes, set to music, that will bring tears to the eyes and joy to the hearts of all of your loved ones. The era of boring home movies or half-baked PowerPoint files is over: the video that we create from your family vacation, reunion, religious occasion, soccer party, surprise party, et al, will provide warm enjoyment for the entire family. And it will last forever.
What is a DVD Keepsake?
We combine your photographs and video clips with music to create a digital movie you can show at a party, family event, or in the comfort of your home. We bring your images to life on DVD, using sophisticated software, direction from you, and our own artistry and expertise. Our DVDs will last forever, which is just about for how long you will want to play them.
Creative professionals...computer experts
SCAN PHOTOS, TOUCH UP, CONVERT VIDEO: If it can be seen with your eyes, viewed on a computer screen, or watched on a television, we can use it in the creation of your video. Don’t worry about bad backgrounds, red eye, or the ill-timed bunny ears—we can fix all of that. Our studios contain seven computers, Mac and Windows, and a deck of over two dozen software programs for creating digital movies of the highest grade.
MUSIC: Tell us your favorite songs or leave it to us. Either way, we know that the most effective way to evoke emotion is with the careful blend of song and imagery.
BEAUTY FROM CHAOS: If you send your photos off to a typical DVD service, they will sequence them in the order in which they receive them, and that is usually not the best way to tell a story. Presenting life in pictures is rarely a straight line, and when you hire our team, we become a member of your family for the week, asking you who that person is next to the bride, who’s cheering on the sidelines as Johnny crosses mid-field on a breakaway, and what happened right after that terrific toast that your spouse gave. We might ask you to locate a specific type of photo that we want to use as a background; we might ask you if we can take a specific photo. Creativity is not routine and neither will our efforts be.
NO COOKIE CUTTERS: The movie that we make for you will be like no other. We do not use templates and we don’t make clones. The tone, the tenor, and the tempo will be as unique as your experiences.
OUTPUT: Each of our customers receives a DVD that will play on any computer with a DVD drive and 99% of all DVD players connected to televisions. And you'll get much more from us:
- Every photo used in the movie, and the outtakes, included on the disc
- A portable version of the movie that will play from a USB memory stick on any Windows or Mac PC
- Streaming video to play on a website
- Compressed video that will play on mobile phones, PDAs, and iPods
- Your movie as a screen saver
This might sound like rocket science to you; it is a day in the office for us.
The questions we are asked most often…
WEDDING: This couple chose a tropical island for their wedding site. This movie includes a Kenny Chesny song...
A Celebration of Life
MEMORIAL: Memorial slideshows are emotionally challenging, but finding the right song helps, like the very...
HOMAGE TO THE RED SOX FAN: This celebration of a young sports enthusiast gives everyone box seats at Fenway...
MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY: For this couple’s 50th wedding anniversary, this movie features video clips shot...
Rebekah and Steven
WEDDING RECEPTION: This couple have a lot in common, as this video highlights. All the way down to the same...
BAR MITZVAH: A celebration of this young man's first 12 years of life and his favorite musical group,...
Championship softball team
SPORTS TEAM: The end-of-season party is the ideal place to honor young athletes. A movie like this one can be...
PERFORMERS: This duo of singer-songwriters specializes in exotic instruments and a polynesian tone. This...
What can we do for you?
We’ll show you...no charge
We’re so confident that you will like our work, we’ll give you a piece of it for free. Here’s how:
- Pick up to a dozen photos that are from an event, of a theme, or just ones you like.
- If you have a favorite song, let us know.
- Use the form below to send them to us.
- We’ll create a unique demo, completely personalized to the photos.
Instructions for submitting files to us:
If you know how to create a compressed “zip” file, we recommend you collect your photos into one .zip file and send that to us. Otherwise, just use this form repeatedly until all of the desired photos are sent. If it’s easier for you, you can mail a CD to us, using the address in the Contact button at the top of this page.
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Priceless memories, reasonable pricing
Unlike other services, we do not offer different pricing dependent upon how “fancy” we make your movie. We only know one way to create, and that is to the highest standard that we can achieve. Our charges are based on three factors: 1) the quantity of photos that you want represented; 2) the amount of digitizing (scanning and converting) you need; and 3) the various ways that you want the movie to be produced and shown. Most projects are done within the base price of $850.
Up to 200 photos and two video clips, supplied digitally
Slide show creation
Delivered on custom-designed DVD
PC- and Mac-compatible movie files created
Captions as appropriate and as requested
Audio tracks chosen by you or by us
Audio editing/fading to fit musical themes
Private consultation via telephone or in person
Photo retouching, repair, enhancements
Comprehensive proof for customer approval
Conversion to smartphone format
Streaming online video
Additional copies of DVD
Additional photos beyond 200
Additional video clips beyond two
Customized voice-over throughout movie
Menu-driven DVD with links to sections
Video transfer to DV
$3.50 per photo
$2 per minute
Presentation of video at event
Use of Pentium IV notebook, 2000-lumen XGA projector,
96-inch screen, professional-grade loudspeakers
Within 925 area code
510 area code
408 area code
650 area code
415 area code
$250 - 300
$275 - 325
$300 - 400
|We understand that special projects and unusual circumstances might warrant flexible pricing. You can contact us, using the link at the top of this page, to discuss.|