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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please reach us at mel@yourvideomemoir.com if you cannot find an answer to your question.

If you’re not comfortable with the process of writing – and most people aren’t – then, more often than not, the memoir that starts out with the best of intentions gets bogged down somewhere around the 8thgrade never to be finished. A video memoir is designed to make the entire process painless – even fun. It’s more like sitting around with a good friend and having a chat.

Before we show up, we supply you with a list of questions for your consideration. These are good thought starters for the conversation we’ll be having. Also, it would help if you could gather photos that you’d like to have included in the video.

After the cameras and lights are set up, the interviewer sits facing you. The two of you have a one-on-one conversation and it doesn’t take long at all before the cameras seem to fade into the background.

It usually takes about 90 minutes to set up the cameras and lights. Then the interview lasts between 3 and 4 hours.

Our standard budget includes the set-up time for one location. In addition, we can shoot B-roll at a couple of other rooms in the house without sound at no extra cost. If we shoot footage at, say, your old school or your old neighborhood, then there would be an extra charge.

We encourage you to gather and provide us with photos on the day of the shoot. The inclusion of photos helps to bring your story to life. For videos, we usually can include a clip as appropriate (if there was footage of you dancing at your wedding, for example).

We retouch old photos as much as possible before putting them into the video.

Absolutely. In our Platinum Level, we search for and include photos of past places to add context to your storytelling.

After we edit the video together, we send it to you for your approval. You can suggest changes at that point and we will then deliver a final version that incorporates your input.