Video Tributes Memorial Montage
We know how important your treasured photos are so, at The Montage Maven, we take special care as we scan, transfer & transform them into a loving memorial heirloom. During this process, we will strive to improve the quality of any photo that needs the adjustment to color, density or contrast correction to enhance the optimum viewing quality on video. Your images will be brought to life through our expertise in sensitive editing, centering the focus on the deceased and utilizing soft transitions and reflective mood scenes throughout the video.
Losing a loved one is never easy, but sharing your memories of them with others, can be.
Video Memorial Montage & Funeral Video, Honoring the one you loved.
The Montage Maven can produce innovative and moving video memorial tributes, and funeral videos anywhere in the USA and Canada. We offer fast turnaround if the situation arises. Video montage projection services and equipment rentals are also available. The Montage Maven specializes in personal and biography video projects. We create lasting video memorial photo montages from photos, words and music – we can also add voice-over or narration (yours or ours). We also film funeral services and eulogies & edit the footage – along with the photo montage in turn creating a very heartwarming tribute video.
What can you include in the video?
When a loved one passes, many people decide to create a video memorial to honor and remember them. As time is often short we recommend using a series of personal photos with varied content, to convey and preserve the unique qualities of them. Some ideas of media to include could be:
Photos & slides
Old video footage: We can include video footage of the subject. Nothing brings a person back into our memories better than film – ideally with audio as well.
Record family and friends remembering: Some people will be writing and presenting eulogies. We try to take advantage of these reunions and have family and friends recite short recollections.
Voiceover: We suggest delegating this honor to one family member to present an overview of the person’s life at the service. This individual is often well placed to supply narration or voice over for the visual elements of the video memorial. Sometimes it’s enough for the person to review the images and other visual material and then say a few words about them.
Captions: You may have more details on the occasion of the photos. If you do, include that as a caption. look on the back for a description and if it’s in the person’s handwriting we can use it in the video.
Clippings and Memorabilia: Some people have been featured in newspapers or magazines or have kept scrapbooks of high school or college athletic or arts achievements. Some people have trophies and awards, or collections, we can include these articles through video as well.
Cards and letters: Very often Grandparents accumulate cards and artwork from their grandchildren. These can also be included in the video memorial to show how loved and honored the person was in life.
Handwriting: Sometimes left behind are old letters or drawings or even shopping lists, that meant something. I try to include samples of these.
Poems and Sayings: Death, for all its pain, is a way to remind us of the larger lifelong message left behind. By collecting the sentiments of old poems or sayings that one used to say often, helps us keep them with us and in our hearts for years to come. These can be included as simple text screens or as text “crawls”.
Final Video can be presented to you:
A Blu-ray/DVD box cover:Once you’ve committed to creating a stunning video memorial, you should have it packaged so that it is immediately identifiable and records the significant milestones of the person’s life. Family and friends will likely want a copy to keep so it’s worth making the project recognizable.
Online – YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook etc.: Many people choose to post their video memorial so that it is available at any time and from any computer for any friend or family member.
Flash File: HD MP4 file on a flash drive for you to copy anywhere you wish
Video tribute for Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Memorial Service Video Coverage
Videography – Videotaping the memorial service. This option gives you a lasting memory of the service edited on Blu-ray, DVD, or an HD File.
Live webcast – Memorial service and the optional graveside (if permitted) coverage live streamed on line. When a loved one passes, there are many family members and friends that just can’t be there. The live broadcast can provide closure and a sense of comfort to those watching live on the internet. Whether they live in another state or another country, they can see the service live.
Sorry for your loss
Death is life’s greatest challenge, but it is only in death that we come to appreciate the true gift and miracle of life. We encourage people to use the emotion and energy that often develops, to create a fitting tribute to their loved one and make your video memorial truly memorable.
We are located just outside of White Plains New York, in Purchase NY ( Westchester County). However, our clients are from different places around the US and Canada.