Thanks for taking the time to check out my idea. So here it is---
The Premise: I would like to make video memoirs for people. 'People' meaning grandparents, parents, singles, anyone! This would be something they can give to their famlies that would serve as a visual and audio reminder of their heritage. And because of it's digital nature (DVD, online, an MP3 audio file, etc...) it will last for generations.
How it's Done: I will interview the subject on camera, asking the person or persons questions about their lives (where they're from, who their parents/grandparents were/are, growing up, finding love, having a family, etc...) and having them share stories, lessons and philosophies that they would like their posterity to know and remember about them. I will also scan family photos (if not done already) and digitize family home movies (whenever possible) that will be edited into the video to create an overview of the persons life.
What you get: A personalized 30-45 minute documentary of your life that you can share with family and friends. To share it you will receive: as many DVD copies that you require, an online, private link that you can send to relatives all over the world, a digital copy of any photos and video that are created for the project, an (optional) audio only version of the interview that can be played on any digital device.
What it will Cost: Roughly two hours of your day for the interview and the editing time. The cost for a basic video, which means all (or most) photos and video are already digital and easy for me to put in, will be $300. For a deluxe video, which means scanning and digitizing photos and video need to be done, it will be $400. If the video isn't something you want, but would like your photos and video digitized, I can definitely do that! The price for that service will depend on the volume of photos/video you want done, or $150 for everything you have.
I don't live in Penticton. Can I have one made? I'm working during the week, but I can absolutely travel to you on weekends (by car--too much equipment to fly with). Travel expenses can be negotiated on a case by case basis.
So that, in a nutshell is the idea. I will be making one with my parents as a test piece soon, and I will also offer the first four people to contact me a special price of $200 for the deluxe video, just so I can have some more practice. If you have any interest in having me work on something like this for you, please leave a comment below or on Facebook, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for your time!