The Personal History Documentaries process is very simple.
After you choose the type of documentary you think that you would like
and that fits your budget, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire
and a basic timeline of the subject’s life, helping to clarify both
the specifics of the documentary as well as its overall tone and theme.
In addition, if you request a package that includes such, we will also
help you prepare the various media (photos, slides, home movies, heirlooms
& artifacts) that you would like to have incorporated into the documentary.
For those of you who want more involvement in the specifics of the documentary,
this will be the time to communicate your wishes to us. For others who
prefer a hands-off approach, we will gladly manage those creative decisions.
After we review the questionnaire, timeline, and media, we will meet with
you to finalize the details of the personal history documentary, at which
point production….filming……… will begin. Depending on our
existing production schedule, we can deliver a completed project 3 to
8 weeks after receiving all materials (under certain circumstances, an
expedited schedule may be possible).
Personal History Documentaries uses the latest professional equipment…….state
of the art video cameras, (Hif Def if requested), the most current audio
microphones, editing software and hardware technology in all facets
of our work.
We are able to restore and retouch worn photographs, transfer film and
video to digital format so that it looks as good as (or better than) the
source footage, research and add relevant historical & archival images.
Shooting interviews, we employ professional lighting, microphones, and
cameras to ensure broadcast quality. Our editing and DVD-authoring system
is also state-of-the-art, allowing all elements—visuals, music, words,
graphics—to come together as a seamless whole and a superior production.