Remembrance of Things Past

Video Productions

FAQ


Photo Memory Video FAQ

Can I include slides?

Yes, absolutely. Our scanner is specially adapted for slides. They will be scanned at much higher dpi settings than photos, since they are physically smaller, but you can expect excellent results (depending, of course, on the condition of your slides).

Can I include documents such as birth certificates, award certificates, and the like?

Yes. We can handle just about any kind of document or image.

Can I mix and match packages?

Of course! For example, you may want a fast-paced music-video style that will use lots of cuts and other simple effects for one song, and a slow-paced song that uses lots of pan-and-zoom or other romantic effects. You can combine the Basic Package pricing for the first song with the Gold Plus Package pricing for the second song. Or maybe you have some very old photos in need of restoration, another group of 15 or 20 year old photos that need color correction, and another group that are just fine as they are. You can combine a Platinum package on one song with other less expensive packages on other songs to deal with this. Remember, we can most likely give you an even better price break on these kinds of combo packages with a custom quotation (where we can take into account the actual number of pictures that need restoration work, for example, and not be limited by our standard price sheet categories.) There is no charge for a custom quote.

What if the mix of features I want doesn’t match your packages?

Then we will be pleased to quote a Custom Package. If you are thinking of a different mix, we encourage you to meet with us (or exchange e-mail or better – speak on the phone) so we can better understand what you have in mind. It is possible a custom quote will both meet your needs better and be much more economical for you than trying to force fit into one of our standard packages. There is no charge for a custom quote. We will do what we can to provide for you the Photo Memory Video you have in mind at a price you can afford.

What if I want a different number of pictures than are in your packages?

Then we will be pleased to quote a Custom Package. If you are thinking a number of photos not listed in one of the packages (say, an 80 photo Basic Package), we encourage you to meet with us (or exchange e-mail or better – speak on the phone) so we can better understand what you have in mind. It is possible a custom quote will both meet your needs better and be much more economical for you than trying to force fit into one of our standard packages. There is no charge for a custom quote. We will do what we can to provide for you the Photo Memory Video you have in mind at a price you can afford.

Can you work from just a box of photos without all the preparation outlined in your How-to Guides (Resources Page)?

Well, not quite, but close. We will need some general guidelines from you and some indication of the general subject of your photos. More information is better. We, of course, do not know who the various people are in your photos or where or when they were taken. Working this way will require more communication between us, and may result in some additional charges, but we can do it. We will only resort to additional charges if the amount of time to organize / reorganize your photos becomes excessive.

Can I include video clips?

Yes. But since this can range anywhere from “no problem” to a significant amount of video editing, we provide this only on a custom quotation basis. Let us know what you have in mind, including the source format of your video (VHS, Video8, mini DV, etc.). There is no charge for a custom quote.

Can I leave music selection up to you?

Yes. If we provide the music, it will be from our library of professionally produced, royalty paid music. Optionally, we can purchase songs on your behalf. We will need some guidance from you, and we will not purchase anything without your specific approval.