Films that celebrate life

To me, films bring a whole new level of time machine, memory banking awesomeness!

There are many photographers and videographers that produce wonderful family films, but what I want to offer is something a little bit more specific in it's storytelling. Like my photography, I need to create authentic pieces of work that really encapsulate you, my films are no different.

My idea behind them is to create a time capsule of those people most loved by you, whether that is your child as they grow up or your parents and their life stories.

 

It came to me one day when I was watching a little video from years ago on my phone, my daughter was fixated by the ballet on the TV and in the background was my Grandad. There was a brief shot of him sitting there watching her and then an even more brief moment when he was talking in the background. And that was it, half a sentence, nothing more and I wished with all my heart that there was. He is no longer here and I miss his voice. I have plenty of photos of him and they are wonderful but hearing his voice really triggered something inside me. And so the Legacy Tales was born.

Here I have created two variants of family films that I believe will help treasure your own unique family stories, so they can be enjoyed year after year and even handed down through the generations to ensure you don't have to wish you had more 'voice' of a loved one in the future.

A Child of Mine

SINGLE FILM

90 Minute shoot

2 minute film

5 High Resolution Photographs

£495

A beautifully edited film, cut to music with interview voiceovers, that celebrate your child as they are right now. A time capsule of information and moments that will be treasured for years to come.

Think of all the little things that they do, their favourite toys that eventually get left behind and the phrases that they say that you swear you will never forget and yet as time goes by, you do.

This film can be recreated regularly throughout their childhood to see how much they change over the years!

MULTI FILM

Perfect for siblings

2 x 90 minute shoots

2 x 2 minute films

10 High Resolution Photographs

£795

To safeguard all the stories that get forgotten, the lives that fade away and the childhood memories that get warped with time.

 

We will create a beautiful film that celebrates these stories, ensures those stories will be forever safe.

Perhaps you want to learn more about your parents life before you, how they met, what their childhood was like or maybe you want to hear the other side of those memories you have a child. 

Legacy Tales

 

SINGLE FILM

90 Minute shoot

3 minute film

5 High Resolution Photographs

£600

MULTI FILMS

Perfect for adding to the stories

2 x 90 Minute shoot

2 x 3 minute film

10 High Resolution Photographs

£1095

So how does it work?

We shall discuss at length what story you want to tell in the film. We shall brainstorm ideas of how we go about capturing the footage we need, what locations or time or times of day, what photos would be perfect for it and any other props that will help tell the tale.

For example with a child tale I have a set of questions that I suggest and we can pick and choose which ones work or add ones that are specific to you, and if you were to create a film again in the future, we can ask these same questions to see the difference as they grow.

For a Legacy Tale, there will be many stories! Far too many to fit into one 3 minute films so we would need to really focus on which tale to tell. From there we create a list of questions, which we pass on to the subject of the film. Talk to them about it, spend time to together reminiscing, trigger those memories... believe me once you start the memories just keep on coming!

Once we have our story, we will then plan out our footage. What do we want to see in our film? This is what we will plan for our shoot time, alongside the interview and script for any Voiceover. 

The aim is to ensure that when it comes to the shoot, we have our 'must have' shots to go with our 'must chat about' questions. Then we go for it! 

Like my photography, I encourage a very relaxed approach, we don't want anyone to be nervous, we want them to be themselves so the more prep we do the more at ease we all are.

I will then film and record all our footage, go away and piece together a final film that you will treasure.

All pre-planning and visual guide for your at home shooting

30 minute Zoom interview for Voiceover recording

2-3 minute hand edited mini film, with background music

Dropbox delivery

Full Print Release

£350

DIY versions

Coming soon!

A DIY version so I can help you create something wonderful wherever you are in the world! 

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