Legacy Video

What if... you had a video of your great great grandparents from 100 years ago? You could hear and see them talk, you could see photos and video of places they worked and lived - hear them describe the challenges, struggles and victories, the life lessons learned. What would that be worth to you?

Family Legacy Videos

A gift for your family.
For those living now, for those yet to be born.

Your Family Legacy video will be professionally shot and edited. It's built around interviews of your family members and friends, and supported by your historical family photos and home movies. Like the familar network biography/documentary shows you see on TV, but this one is about the people you know and love! 

Here's a short clip from a Family Legacy video:

About the clip. The lower third ID graphics have been blurred in the sample clip. This video was a tribute to the family patriarchs. They are in their 80's. Their 3 kids hired me to make a Family Legacy Video for them and they split the video cost three ways. They had a family reunion here on July 4th. Twenty interviews were done over the holiday weekend at the family homestead here in Gardner Kansas. We had a list of questions and topics to discuss. Family members took turns being the interviewer and interviewee. They provided me with old photos and footage of old home movies, then they let me go to work and edit it all into a nice program.

Is your family getting together for the holidays? 
I can book two or maybe three new projects that would begin with shooting interviews now in November or December 2016 and would be completed in early 2017. 

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Family Legacy Video: $3995

  • Consultation to discuss the subject and production approach.
  • Up to 20 interviews. Must all be scheduled over one weekend.
  • Hollywood style opening sequence, credits
  • graphic effects, titles and lower thirds
  • legal, licensed music soundtrack

The primary end product is the polished, fully edited Family Legacy Video. It's around 50-60 minutes in length.
You will get all of the full length individual interview videos too. They'll be lighly edited. Nothing fancy - a title page graphic, clean up editing and audio mixing... but no photo insertions or b-roll. Just straight interview.
At the end of the process, you'll get not just the videos, but the ENTIRE project delivered to you. The entire project!! That includes:

  • Every edited video mentioned above
  • All the raw footage
  • Every title, graphic, and photo used
  • All of the video editing projecte files 

You might not know what to do with some of that stuff... but your family might want to do a volume II video in 50 years - and some of this stuff might come in handy at that time. 

Time Capsule Video - $595

A Time Capsule video is the same kind of style as the egacy video, just shorter and featuring only one interview. It's modeled after the Hometown Heroes video series I do for The Gardner News. The edited Time Capsule video is 10 minutes or less, but you will also get the full length uncut interview.

Below is one of the Hometown Heroes videos

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Add A Book and A Website

weddingbook001In addition to the video produced, I can also package a custom designed, museum quality coffee table book and/or a full website, which also utilizes and presents the media materials.

Contact me for more information and a specific quote for your project today! 

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Wedding Video

30 Years of Professional Experience

Book one of the most experienced wedding videographers in the Midwest! 

Many times videography is one of the last things on the list of a busy bride or wedding planner... but I've heard back from many brides afterwards who tell me the video is one of the most important things they spent money on. You can bring the memories back to life anytime you want!

Importance of Video - An amatuer wedding video will be put on a shelf and rarely watched... but a professionally done video will be watched and enjoyed, long into the future. My videos are in done in a very watchable style.  A well done professional wedding video will document the whole day without getting boring. It takes skill and experience to be able to shoot a wedding and do a good job of it.

wedding-DVD-coversYour Highlight Video will be the most watched segment of your wedding video. It's a 3-5 minute recap of the whole day. Set to music and carefully edited, it's like a trailer of your movie. This is the piece you will show most often to your friends and share on social media. You can choose a dreamy style or a more straightforward style. 

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After the highlight intro, the rest of the video is in a documentary as it happened style. It'll be edited to move long at a comfortable pace, giving viewers a good feel of the sights and sounds. You'll see some pre-wedding shots: outside of venue, getting ready, decorations, etc, and then it moves into the actual ceremony. 

The Ceremony is usually covered (most packages) with at least two cameras. The ceremony, as a rule, is not cut for time or anything else, it is almost always preserved just as it actually happened - usually starting when the first grandparent is ushered in, until the same is ushered out. The groom wears a wireless microphone that transmits the intimate, up-close sound of the vows.The edited program will switch views between the camera angles throughout, in a professional live event coverage style. 

The Reception comes next on your video. It is still in a as it happened style but now with just one camera roaming the hall. You'll see your guests and your decorations. Your cake before it's cut. You see a continuos succession of short shots of people and things. The main events are covered of course - the cake cutting, bouquet toss, first dance, etc. 

The Credits - At the very end (of most videos) will be a closing credits sequence, like at the end of a movie, showing the names of all you list on the program.

Total running time of the whole movie will vary in length, usually between 1-2 hours. The ceremony is normally the main factor in length - a hour long Catholic mass will mean a longer overall video length than a 20 minute beach ceremony.


DVD Authoring

DVD Authoring is a part of the package for our production jobs, but is also on the menu a standalone service. If you have an existing program that needs to get onto DVD, contact me. Our custom DVD authoring services feature comprehensive menus structures and custom designed artwork for your disc & case design. 



Biography Video


Network Quality Biography TV for YOU

What if... you had a video of your ancestors from 100 or 150 years ago? You could hear and see them talk, you could see photos and video of places they worked and lived - hear them describe the challenges, defeats, victories and life lessons learned. What would that be worth to you? Wouldn't it be a priceless posession?

Biography Tribute Videos
A beautiful tribute video to your V.I.P. that will be a valued family possesion for generatons to come. It's a unique, one of a kind gift to every present and future member of your family.

Do this now - this is a forever gift for your family. Your great-great-great-great grandchildrens grandchildren will cherish and treasure this, and forever be grateful to you for creating it!

It's the story of a lifetime.
It's a movie about your greatest hero

Your VIP Biography will be professionally shot and edited by a seasoned video producer with 30 years experience. Post Production editing adds professional design elements to your family story - stylish lower thirds, a eye-catching opening sequence and credits at the end. From start to finish, it's a professional production that would fit right in aesthetically on your favorite network cable channel.

Just like the familar network biography shows, Your VIP Biography is built around interviews, archival photos and videos. The story is mostly told by those interviewed, with a narration to tie everything together. With custom created case and disc art to complete the package, it will look right at home next to the Hollywood DVD's on your shelf too.

Full production services include: 

  • Consultation meetings to discuss the subject and video approach. Begin forming rough outline of story, identify interviewees
  • Photos, slides, negatives and home movies digitized, restored and prepared for full-screen HD presentation
  • Research and Scriptwriting
  • On location audio-video interview sessions
  • Voice-over narration
  • Music with usage rights
  • Professional graphic effects, titles and lower thirds
  • Custom Authored DVD with full menu navigation and custom artwork on label and disc
  • HD version for web viewing (YouTube, website embeds)

 In addition to the video produced, I can also package a custom designed, museum quality coffee table book and/or a full website, which also utilizes and presents the media materials.

You Are Associate Producer

You will collect and organize all the photos, videos and other materials that are available to help tell our subjects story. You need to identify who the interviewees will be, which ones would be best to tell certain parts of the story, and help co-ordinate or schedule these interviews.

The more you can do, the more you can trim the cost. Network biography shows have budgets that start at tens of thousands of dollars and goes up to six figure numbers. They spend money on research and development, which in this case, is your job! Plus, they also send crews out to various multiple locations to shoot single interviews. If we can schedule the bulk or all of the interviews in one or two days at the same location, we can dramatically lower production expenses.

Every project will have different requirements so each will be a custom quote.  

Add A Book and A Website

weddingbook001You can also preserve this history in a coffee table style book. These are museum quality photo art books, which tell your story with custom designed photo layouts and words. These books are made of the finest materials and will last many lifetimes - and that's the point right?

See my page on custom designed Photo Art Books

And to complete the package, we can install a dedicated custom designed website to display and showcase your biography media presentations.

Contact me for more information and a specific quote for your project today! 

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