You've already written the story...with your life. Our job is to find the touchstones, the highlights, the special people, places and events and present them in such a way that is flattering, informative and eminently entertaining. We want people who don't even know you to be fascinated...family members and friends, simply enthralled. Anything less and we've failed.
Think in terms of a news magazine, documentary, or Biography Channel profile of a celebrity. That's the style. But much more depth. The length depends upon the story as it unfolds, the variety of people (interviews) helping us tell it, and the materials to which we have access. But a ball park number would be around 30 minutes. We do not nickel and dime our clients by listing and charging for each separate expense. However, to give prospective clients an idea of the expense, a production of this style and complexity undertaken by people of our level of experience and skill would typically cost between $1,000 and $1,500 per finished minute. This price includes all shooting, editing, writing, interviewing, pre-interviewing, research, narrating, transcribing, production equipment, locating and acquiring archival footage, and dubbing of your home movies/videos, along with 3 custom made final DVDs with customized art work.
Our charge is all inclusive with one exception and that is for any expenses associated with out of town travel.
We understand that this type of quality production is not for everyone. But for those privileged enough to be able to pass down their family history, your legacy, by way of a broadcast quality production to future generations, then we at VIDEO OF A LIFETIME, are definitely the ones to do it.
Since we only do a few productions like this per year, please contact us early if you are interested. We would be happy to meet with you to explain further or answer any questions you might have.