Welcome to …
Making a …
“This is Your Life!”
moment for someone
We are Copyright Compliant.
The music contained within the Tributes is used under licence from AMCOS (Australian mechanical Copyright Owners Society) on behalf of the copyright owners.
Music from Legal copies of store-bought CDs or iTune downloads, from any artist can be used to make your Tribute.
The affect is amazing, the music sets the emotional theme, and when it’s blended into the transitions (fades), it’s like watching a professional movie clip that leaves a lasting impression, and most often – tears of remembrance.
Examples on YouTube
– 42 Photos, 2 songs, 7 Minutes.
A very good example of a 10 second exposure.
Photographic Tributes is where we take your memories and add a musical backdrop to your life's journey, and save it on DVD.
Your images become …
a movie of memories,
a music video,
a pictorial history,
a time capsule...
“A Photographic Tribute”.
…as music plays, we travel within the photo; zooming and panning, until the subject is fully appreciated. A transition could be a fade-in or page turn – one of 50 effects, as the next photo replaces the last in a seamless 24 frames-a-second movie motion, all coordinated to the music of your choice. See examples.
It truly is a movie made from stills.
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(How long should the tribute go for?)
Often seen at funeral services, it is now turning Milestone Birthdays 21st, 50th, any birthday, into a surprise “This is Your Life!” event! Great for the anniversary of your parents, or In Memory Of a life passed away that time now permits they be remembered in a more comprehensive way.
Photographs regardless of how small, are enlarged and copied. Hidden albums release their treasures and duplicates can be made.
A Basic Package (ideal for a 21st or 50th) is a Tribute containing up to 40 images and usually plays for 6 - 8 minutes. (2 or 3 songs) We try to aim for 10 seconds exposure per photo.
Larger quantities for “This is Your Life!” epics, when you want to tell a fuller story, may have 50 to 120 images and play for up to 8 - 20 mins of music.
As well as the movie DVD, the photos are saved onto a separate data cd for safekeeping, printing, and easy distribution.
The Tributes are produced on a region free dvd, and both the dvd and cd are supplied inside a durable twin DVD case, with a unique slipcover designed from the subject.
The "This is Your Life!" Concept
Why wait? I have created tributes for many occasions, and sadly mainly for funerals. Watching these tributes becomes therapeutic, i.e. the tears will finally give way to smiles. It is often said that …
“It was a pity those honoured weren’t here to see how much we treasured their lives”.
Organise a “This is Your Life!” moment for someone you love. It doesn’t have to be a surprise; it could be a combined effort, a positive project that will spark memories of better days and tales that will be lost if not shared. Don’t be shy about it; a lot may depend on you making the first move.
The Right Occasion?
Milestone Birthdays: 21st, 40th..50th..80th.. or the next birthday.
Wedding Anniversaries. Your parents have everything else.
As a gift, who needs a special occasion? Think of friends currently in a Hospice, and enjoy it with them!
Funerals. It inserts a spirit of adoration, softening sadness into smiles.
In Memory Of: Maybe a year after their passing, a more complete “This is Your Life!” could be compiled as time now permits.
A Pictorial History: Capture your Company’s History including details (timeline) on the back cover.
A World Trip: Three countries on one DVD, with a button for each for individual access. (native music?)
What is the Process?
Hint: If you are providing photo files direct from your computer (jpegs), then please ensure you send the largest versions of them. (highest kb file size number) Supplying them on a USB memory stick would be the easiest way.
Hint: If you are going to scan them, please insure they are scanned at 600 dpi, this means we can zoom inside a small photo without it breaking into pixels.
Hint: Allow for around a minute of music for every 6 photos; so more than one track may be required, and this will give the minimum of a 10 second exposure. (e.g. 3 seconds to fade in, 6 seconds to view)
Hint: Remember to order any copies at the same time as the original.
All you have to do is…
…download and fill in the order form,
compile and number your Photos - Jpegs into the order you wish them viewed.
Buy a 5B pencil as it writes on a variety of paper.
Pens are often pushed harder and tend to leave impressions; they can also transfer ink to other photos. They must be supplied loose.
Choose some music, this can be the hardest part.
Once received, the package will take approximately two weeks to complete & return. Local events in 36 hours.
I’ll do the rest by scanning the photos, make any enhancements to improve their appearance, add transitional effects, pan and zoom, add the background music, burn it onto a region free DVD, and finally design the T.V. Title and Cover pages.
1. Make contact via email regarding any questions you might have about the process, or what you need to provide. I may already have your music of choice.
2. Forward the photos and the music to me and on completion I will forward my account details for depositing into a Westpac account.
3. Once the payment has been confirmed, your originals, plus the traceable DVD package will be sent to via CourierPost.
4. A Master Copy will be held on file for all future orders of duplicate sets.
How Big & How Much?
Tributes are priced as below:
Additional copies are just the same as the original, containing both the DVD Tribute and data CD with the stored photos.
Really, if you want an epic with every photo you’ve found, and I mean into the hundreds – lets do it for the preservation of your family’s history. What a fantastic way of storing and viewing, just like watching the History Channel but with music.
There is no limit as to how many photos a Tribute contains although over a hundred photos will play for about 15 minutes and this may be long enough to sit through.
The Tribute can only play for one hour of music.
The *Basic Package: contains up to 40 photos, and has approximately 6 - 8 minutes of music.
Ideal for a 21st.
*$180.00 New Zealand Dollars.+ Return Postage and copyright fee. Additional photos (>40) are $3 each.
There is a copyright fee. ($7.50 per song)
The copyright © fee covers the use of legally purchased music from a CD or the Internet.
Our License prohibits the use of music procured by any other means – we are copyright compliant.
If you do not have the music, we can provide or purchase it online at no extra cost.
Allow up to two weeks for your tribute
to be completed & returned.
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