We love being part of the process of discovery, connection and pride.
Before we begin filming, we really want to get to know you and your stories.
We spend time with you to understand the project, the interview(s), where we’ll film and the must-have stories. We'll discuss and outline the cost of the project, with options available to keep within your budget. Photographs and any other media you have, like film footage or old VHS tapes are important to see. We want be sure everything is preserved properly to last well into the future.
By the time we sit down to film, we’ve become good friends. We know the right questions to ask. We will also want to capture candid moments at home or on the go.
This is where the creative process ramps up. Footage is scanned, digitized and transcribed. The storyline is created with editing techniques using interviews, archival materials and music. We will be reviewing and fact checking with you until the completion of the film. How much time it takes is dependent on the amount of material and the length of the finished documentary.
Your documentary film is delivered in a custom-crafted keepsake box along with all original media from the film on a separate hard drive. We will always store a media file on hard drive for migration to new technology as it arrives.
"If you want a happier family, create, refine, and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come."
~ Bruce Feiler, "The Stories That Bind Us," New York Times, March 15, 2013