Thursday, June 20, 2013

Celebrating Stories. Who, What, and Where are yours?

This is your LifeTIME ™ Videos

Have you ever noticed the popularity of well-done biographical movies? Lincoln, The King's Speech This is Your Life was a successful television program in the 50's where surprised celebrities would be treated to a heart-touching review of people and events that shaped their lives.
and 42 are recent box office smashes that portray the lives of people who helped define our history. The Biography Channel is devoted entirely to "True stories about notable people." Most famously,
At Home Video Studio we're celebrating stories this month with This is your LifeTIME™ videos. What are your stories? Anniversaries or weddings? Birthdays? Father’s Day? Where are your stories? Maybe in old photos or home movies. Or video tapes and slides. Or even on your phones. Who are your stories? Mom and Dad? Grandpa and Grandma? Your spouse and children? We believe that the phrase "notable people" does not extend to just the obscenely wealthy, the extremely powerful or the exceedingly famous (or infamous). In fact, if you look around you will see that "notable" people are closer than you think.
  • One or both of your parents
  • A relative who has faced and overcome a remarkable challenge
  • A beloved employer or colleague
  • A devoted teacher or civic leader
  • You may even want to do one of yourself to leave to your posterity
  • In other words, the life and times of any special person!
A LifeTIME™ video is the ultimate tribute to a person whose story that needs to be told. Who will tell it if not you? Maybe no one can do it with the same love, admiration and respect. You write the script - assembling memories and putting them all together. You direct the story - adding the visual elements and dramatic flair. You're the producer - putting it all together for a one-of-a-kind biography.
Picture it now!
  • a lifetime of videos, photos, home movies, awards, diplomas and/or newspaper stories organized to tell your subject's unique story.
  • a professional production with music, voice-over, narration, titles and special effects.
  • loved ones recounting stories and reflecting in personal on-camera interviews.
  • your video packaged with photos and an attractive design on the DVD label and the case wrap.
  • copies for loved ones to cherish the rest of their lives
Finally, picture the gratitude at a once in a lifetime gathering of family, loved ones, colleagues and the guest of honor at the Premier showing.
Remember, anything your creative mind can conceive - together we can most likely achieve! Call us today and let's get started on this most unique of gifts to honor a notable person in your life!

Arthur Zepeda, Owner/Video Artist
Your local Home Video Studio offers a wide range of professional video production services to consumers and businesses alike. We value our customers and want to thank you for being a part of our success!
Home Video Studio strives to make your experience with us enjoyable and truly memorable. Our specialties include video production, video editing, home movie and video transfers, CD and DVD duplication, and much more! For all of your video needs, call Home Video Studio today for an appointment!


Monday, June 3, 2013

HVS Top 5 "Story to Tell" movies

In the spirit of LifeSTORIES™ - "Everyone has a story to tell" we bring you our Top 5 first-person narrated biographical movies. This was a tough one with many candidates! These also have great quotes that you probably remember.

1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

2. Stand by Me
"It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of our lives, like busboys in a restaurant."

3. Forrest Gump
"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna' get."

4. A Christmas Story
"He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium."

5. The Shawshank Redemption
"I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying."

Video LifeSTORIES TM - "Everyone has a story to tell"

"Who will accurately describe our lives if we do not do it ourselves?" - Faye Moskowitz

"Mom, how did you meet Dad?" "Grandpa, what was your very first job?" "Grandma, what did you do all day without the internet?!" As children or grandchildren these are big questions and the answers may help us find our own place in life. Nothing is more precious than the insight, the humor, the inspiration and the advice of our wise elders. Yet time often passes without giving them a proper forum to hand down this treasure. At Home Video Studio we believe "Everyone has a story to tell" and they should tell it!

Video LifeSTORIES™ is a specialty of ours and is a way to honor our senior friends or family members and let them enrich our lives as well. LifeSTORIES™ is a simple interview, done in our studio or remotely, where we get the best video and audio of your subject that is available, knowing this will be viewed for generations to come. First we get all the video components set. That's things like the lighting, framing, background, etc. Then comes a very important part - the audio quality. Since your subjects' answers to the questions are vitally important we pay strict attention to this. Once all the video stuff is set we begin a very informal interview with prepared questions like the ones above and others like it:
  • "Were you in the military?"
  • "What was your first pet?"
  • "Tell me about your first car."
  • "Where did you go on your first date?"
As people relax and the memories begin the magic starts. Stories are told in a first-person recounting by the subjects themselves. How valuable are these "boots-on-the-ground" memoirs? These Video LifeSTORIES™ convey not just the facts but what your loved ones felt. How precious is this? Don't let the course of life rob you and them of this privilege.

After the interview portion we will do a little simple editing and your Video LifeSTORIES™ is complete. Of course, like all of our products, we can design a beautiful DVD label and case wrap if you'd like. And don't forget all the copies your family is going to need!

When we're finished what will you have? You'll have:

An enjoyable life-affirming event - The whole process, accommodated by our experience and professionalism, will be touching and powerful.

A legacy - You and your subject will have created a personal video memoir that will inspire and bring joy to others for generations to come.

A treasure - This may be your last opportunity to capture this precious material

Perspective - Your loved one may think they lived a very "normal" life in a very normal time. A Video LifeSTORIES™ may reveal to all what an extraordinary life was truly lived.

Advice - Video LifeSTORIES™ document wisdom on many subjects from dating to historical events. It may be perfect for young people with "ears to hear"!

Already shot some video of an elderly loved one? Just need editing? Remember, we can edit it to your liking.

So why not take the time to think of someone who "Has a story to tell"? What could be a more honoring and long-lasting tribute?

Call us today and lets get started!