Who are your clients?
What exactly is a "film"?

How long does it take to do a film?
How about the actual interview? Tell us about that.
How long will our film be?
Aside from just the interview, what else is on this film? Aren't they kind of boring?
Music? What kind of music?
Pre-interview? What's that about?
So who is actually featured in the film?
What if they or I are scared to be in front of a camera?
OK, you got us hooked, how much is it going to cost us?
What will the finished quality be like?
What's next?

Who are your clients?

You are! Our clients have an interest in preserving the memory or memories of one or more family member. For the most part this would be a parent, aunt, uncle, or if they are still around, great-grandparents, even dear friends or close business associates. Imagine being able to hear and see a relative after they have passed on, and sharing this with other family members and friends and future generations. Perhaps there is an event like a wedding, special birthday that you would like to augment with a video "tribute". TOP

What exactly is a "film"?

A film can be a few different things: Almost everybody has shoeboxes filled with old photos. Lay these photos out chronologicaly and right there you have a story. Most people put these photos in a non-archival photo album and then retire those to a bookcase someplace. LifeFrames job takes this a step further by scanning or "digitaizing" those photos, arranging them in a logical order, and presenting a DVD of these images. Taking this a few steps further, music can be incorporated, motion added to the photos, and more importantly, interview(s) with the person or persons that the film is about. We can custom design whatever you have in mind and within your budget. LifeFrames is also available on a consulting basis to help you put together your own slideshow, if you desire. TOP

How long does it take to do a film?

From start to finish, we figure roughly about two months. Sometimes more, sometimes less. This all depends on how much material we have to work with, like old photos and other things that need to be “digitized” for inclusion in your film. Planning, transfering video to the computer, scanning photos, and editing will take the most time. It is best to plan a project with LifeFrames a few months in advance if there is a set date for your event. TOP

How about the actual interview? Tell us about that.

The main video taped interview takes place in a comfortable, quite setting, preferably in the home of the “star” of the movie. Along with the good times and happymoments, we encourage the subjects of the film to be as candid and open as possible, and this may mean touching on topics that may not have even brought to light. The process can be tiring for both of us, as well as very emotional. Depending on the budget, we can also travel to another location with you, even out of state or out of the country. TOP

How long will our film be?

That all depends on the how much material we can come up with during the “research” part of your project and how long a finished film is desired. Typically the films run between twenty and thirty minutes in length, but it is really hard to pinpoint that until we talk about your specific project. Basically, the answer would be however long it takes to get the stories across to the viewer. TOP

Aside from just the interview, what else is on this film? Aren't they kind of boring?

No one's life story is boring! Careful research and collection of old photos, wedding invitations, anything that you might want to include to be a part of the “stars” film. LifeFrames may even want to include new professional still photographs of the people in the film. This means spending additional time shooting some pictures- a day in the life of kind of thing. These get used in the film as well. TOP

Music? What kind of music?

Music is a very important part of the project, and should not be overlooked. Music helps carry the feeling during certain spots, like when the "star" is talking about something that may be emotional. We have access to "royalty free" music for the films. If there is a musician in the family, we can include original material too. During the Pre-interview, we'll find out what music and bands the "star" likes or used to listen to. TOP

Pre-interview? What's that about?

The pre-interview is first and probably most important part of your film project. This is where we meet, and answer basic questions and figure out a budget. We try and find out certain “hints” that could lead us to get great information during the actual video interview. The pre-interview can include any family member that would care to join us, and encourage them to write down their questions that they'd like LifeFrames to ask. Even the difficult ones. We will need your help in finding any significant item like photos and other memorabilia to help me make this a great film. TOP

So who is actually featured in the film?

Ideally, we'd like to keep it about the one person or one couple. It all about their life: the good, the bad, the happy and sad. All experiences that help shape us as the person we are today. LifeFrames can interview other family members and friends, but the film is best if it focuses on one persons life. We can talk about this during our initial meeting. TOP

What if they or I are scared to be in front of a camera?


This is where you and the interviewer and the "star" will get to know one another in a special way. We do our best to put people at ease.We are just good with people! A sense of humor helps, and if that doesn't work, we have our secret tricks! TOP

OK, you got us hooked, how much is it going to cost us?

LifeFrames offers three Legacy Package options. "Basic", "Intermediate", and "Deluxe". Please refer to our Services/Pricing page for more details about these options, and how they might fit your budget. TOP

What will the finished quality be like?

LifeFrames shoots with state of the art High Definition (HD) video equipment, lighting and sound. All editing and digital work is done on souped up Macintosh computers. From time to time during the editing process, LifeFrames may have you view the "work in progress". Your project will be delivered on a DVD, suitable for playing on any computer or TV, even that widescreen one you have hanging on your wall. TOP

What's next?

After our initial free consultation, and if you agree to the terms of the project, LifeFrames would have you sign an itemized contract, and get a deposit of 50% of our agreed upon price. Final payment would be on delivery of the first DVD. TOP