Sunday, May 20, 2018

HVS Top 5 High School Senior Movies

We’ll remember always...Graduation Day. Here are five famous movies about Senioritis and the crazy things it’ll do to you. 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Ferris pulls off the Ultimate Senior Skip Day and manages to involve most of Chicago. 

Grease - Summer lovers Sandy and Danny discover they're in the same high school. Will love survive? 

Footloose - Graduating teens want to dance in a repressed town that has banned it. 

Dazed and Confused - A teenage rock and roll spree on the last day of school. 

To Sir with Love - A by-the-book teacher must teach a group of rambunctious high school students from the slums of London's East End. 

Video: A Great Dedication to the Ones You Love

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military.  

Think of the people you love, living or departed, whose lives are recorded on film, videos, audio tape, slides, and/or photos. We can creatively assemble them into a wonderful program ranging from a custom biography called a LifeTIME Video to a Photo Video Keepsake montage to a simple transfer of a precious video tape. Did you know we can also capture an image in a video for you to print or save? What about simply editing together choice video clips of your subject? Do you want your video to be funny? Solemn? Inspiring? All the above? You can!

Here is a list of some content you can use for lasting tribute to anyone you want to honor. And the best part is you can use a few or all of them, depending on what you have, what you want, and how much time you have.

Photos - Pictures are usually the dominant media of any tribute - whether a simple PhotoVideo Keepsake montage or a more complex presentation. We have the equipment and expertise to ensure your photos, whether prints or digital, will look the best they can.

Video - Old videos will bring life and motion to your project. Do you have video that captures your subject living life? Laughing? Loving on their kids or grandkids?

Home Movies – There’s something fascinating and timeless about old home movies. If you’re lucky enough to have old movies of your subject they can turn your project into a gem!

Interviews - On-camera interviews are a great way to include friends, family members, or anyone who tells a good story. We can shoot the interviews for you or you can do them yourself and bring them to us.

Audio - Did you know we can transfer audio from cassettes, reel-to-reel, and even old wire

Music - Music is the magic in video. As emotional shorthand, it sets the mood, the time, and the place.

Titles - Whether it's dates, people, or places - whether ornate or simple - titles tell a lot in a video

Voiceover - Using first person voiceover narrative in a video production is a very personal way to get a message across.

Pictures, videos, home movies, audio recordings - all these wonderful resources are waiting and just
need you to add your imagination. With our professional production available at a reasonable price why not take advantage of today's technology to create a one-of-a-kind gift dedicated to the one you love? We have the equipment, experience, and creativity to make it the very best.
recordings? If part of your subject's life is available only on audio we can transfer it and find a way to mix it in.
It’s also a great time to honor those we love who are still with us. Video is the perfect gift for Memorial Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays or retirements.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

HVS Top 5 April Movie Fools

One of the funniest elements in a movie comedy is a fool who thinks he’s smart. In honor of April and Fools we present our Top 5. If you haven’t seen any of these classic movies with their tomfoolery you owe yourself an April treat.

Ulysses Everett McGill - in “O Brother Where Art Thou”

Inspector Clouseau - in “The Pink Panther"

Nigel Tufnel - in “This Is Spinal Tap”

Steve Martin as Navin R. Johnson - in “The Jerk”

Adenoid Hynckel - in “The Great Dictator” 

Big Days Ahead for Video Gifts – Mother’s Day, Graduation, Anniversaries

April is the time to get started on your PhotoVideo Keepsake. There are several important days coming where this one-of-a-kind gift would be the perfect centerpiece – including Mother’s Day, Graduation, Anniversaries, Birthdays, and Father's Day.
What is a PhotoVideo Keepsake?

A PhotoVideo Keepsake honors someone for a special occasion. In its simplest form we take photos of your honoree and add your choice of music. We usually add beginning and ending titles to the production, as well as simple transitions between the photos. Then we put it all on a DVD or a video file for easy viewing. Keepsakes can be fifty photos or even fewer to several hundred. You can also add video clips if you wish.

Why are PhotoVideo Keepsakes great gifts?

Keepsakes are personal. What’s more special than great photos with inspiring music? Each one is a unique story.

Keepsakes send a powerful message in image and song. What better way to say "I love you" or "I'm proud of you" or "I'd do it all over again"?

Keepsakes are view able anywhere you can watch a video, including homes, offices, auditoriums, and fellowship halls.

What's coming up that is PhotoVideo Keepsake worthy?

Mother's day - Mom has ways of making us feel special. Now you can do the same. Does she have childhood photos? What were her favorite songs in high school? Does she have photos and

Graduation - A "Birth to Graduation" PhotoVideo Keepsake is very popular this time of year. Imagine combining photos, videos, certificates, first grade projects, college acceptance letters, favorite music through the years.... you name it! What better way to say "I am proud of you"?   Anniversaries – Did you have a summer wedding? Anniversaries are yet another great occasion for a PhotoVideo Keepsake. Create a tribute to your beloved of your years together using images, video and music.

Birthdays - Don't forget upcoming birthdays in the next few months!

Father's day - Dad will be just as moved as Mom with a unique PhotoVideo Keepsake.

This is perfect. What’s next?

Call us today.
Start gathering your photos.
Start thinking of music.
Come by and let's get started

memorabilia from when she met dad? Combine her photos and mementos with music, titles and whatever else you can imagine into a masterpiece.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NOW is the Time to Start Your Spring Video Projects

It’s time to start planning your spring and early summer video projects. May brings Mother’s Day andGraduations, and June is the time of weddings, anniversaries, and Father’s Day. There is nothing more touching than a well-crafted video tribute that we call a Photo Video Keepsake. Remember, craftsmanship takes time. Call us today.

Here are some ideas for these fast-approaching days.

Mother's day – You could call this the Mother of All Tributes. Mom always made us feel special and loved. Now you can do the same! Combine photos, home movies, and video with music, titles and whatever else you can imagine into a masterpiece that will last a lifetime. What about narration? What about the voices of people from her past? How elaborate do you want to get? Do you see why we’re telling you get busy?

Graduation - "Birth to Graduation" Keepsakes never fail to please! Imagine combining photos, videos, certificates, first grade projects, college acceptance letters, favorite name it. What better way to say "I am so proud of you"? And remember, your gift will be enjoyed long after the ceremony.

Anniversaries – Did you have a June wedding? Isn’t it funny that your anniversary keeps popping up in June as well? Anniversaries are yet another great occasion for a Keepsake montage. How moving would a tribute to your beloved be as your years together are captured through images, video and music?

Father's day – Make no mistake. Dad will be just as moved and just as thrilled as Mom will be with a unique PhotoVideo Keepsake.

Is your wedding or other special occasion on tape or 8mm film? Can you even watch it? 

We can transfer your old formats to a modern media to enjoy again! We can also edit to tighten up and brighten up the old days and make them new again! We love this time of year because we get to help you create a masterpiece for the most precious people in your life on their special day. 
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Be Mine

Flowers? You don’t need no stinkin’ flowers. This Valentine’s Day, if you want to WOW your significant other with a gift he or she will truly treasure, bring me 30 pictures of the two of you together along with your favorite song, and I will deliver back to you a photo video keepsake – a customized DVD presentation that will remind you both of the special relationship you share.

Let’s face it. Flowers wilt and die. Chocolates are eaten and are soon forgotten. But memories are meant to last forever. And with our Valentine’s Day Special we can make that happen for you. #Memoriesmatter.

With thirty pictures, one song, and $74.99, you’ll be able to give your sweetheart the greatest gift ever… the memories of the times you’ve spent together and the knowledge of how special they are to you… because you spent the time and effort towards putting together this keepsake. This discounted package includes an archival quality, fully authored DVD enclosed in a case with a customized case wrap.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This offer is for lovers only so call today to place your order. 559-732-3050 or visit

Arthur Zepeda and Home Video Studio specialize in the preservation of family memories. But we are also in the business of creating new ones. For more information, call 559-732-3050 or visit

My First Record

Kids today have so much to be thankful for… but at the same time, I can’t help but think that they may be missing out on some of the more iconic moments we remember of growing up. I vividly recall the first music that I purchased with my own money. The Star Wars original soundtrack album. This two album set included most of the original music played for episode four of the original Star Wars movie from 1977.

For any kids that may be reading, let me explain. Before there was iTunes or Pandora or Spotify, there were record stores. That’s where we would have to go to buy music we wanted to hear. Along with these albums, they also sold a much smaller album called a 45.  They were were sold as single recordings on vinyl discs that could be played by the same process as the larger albums by dragging a needle across the face of them. On the flip side was usually a lesser known song by the same artist or group. 

Buying a record was a monumental decision for a child. The first time you put your allowance money down to buy a piece of music that wasn’t chosen for you by your parents was like taking a first step towards your independence.

I may be wrong but I doubt today’s kids can remember the first song they downloaded. It is just too easy a process to be memorable. Back in the day, great thought and planning had to be made to bring about the physical transaction that resulted in a sale of the one piece of music you decided you wanted to own. There would be other purchases to be sure, but the first record held a special meaning all its own.

I remember listening to this album for the first time and hearing it start with what is now the iconic anthem. I could visualize the words "STAR WARS" appearing as the movie opens before the opening crawl. I could see the movie in mind as the music played. There was no way to see the movie again unless we went back to the theater. Well, that in itself is another story!

Arthur Zepeda and Home Video Studio specialize in the preservation of family memories. One of the many services they offer is digitalization of audio recordings from reel to reel tape, cassette tapes, or vinyl records. For more information, call 559-732-3050 or visit