Services

How it works

We are in partnership with you, our client, to provide a high-quality, A&E Biography-style film of you or a loved one's life history.

Every Forever Memoirs biography package includes the following:

 

  • Pre-Interview Meeting(s)

  • Filmed Interview(s)

  • Post Production (editing, audio mix, titling, etc.)

 

Pre-Interview Meeting

At least one pre-interview meeting will be set up at your convenience with you and the person whose life has been selected to be documented prior to taping. At this meeting, we will gather the information that will help us outline the questions we will ask and form a loose script. We will also ask you to begin to gather together all the elements (old photographs, drawings, paintings, film, and videotape) that will help to illustrate that person's life.

Filmed Interview

We will travel to that person or to a location of your choosing to interview him or her for a length of time determined by whichever biography package you have selected. We do more than just film them talking to the camera. We film them interacting with their relatives as well as alone in quiet moments which will help to portray the person they are today. We will also at this time gather from you all the elements you have collected which will shape the story you want to tell.

Post Production

In our studios, we will edit the final film which will include all the elements you have provided to us as well as add narration, titling, and appropriate music. Upon completion, we will provide you with two(2) DVD's of this person's life history -- the DVD will ensure this history will survive intact for generations to come. More copies are available upon request for a small fee.

 

Please be aware that many long and colorful life histories would take untold days of interviews to record sufficiently. With our professional guidance, your story will flow from beginning to end and we will ensure that all of the important themes are included.

Of course, we will travel outside of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area for meetings and production, but all prices are exclusive of travel-related costs.

Film Packages Available  (Re-Launch Cost: 50% Off)

LifeCharts...
A Child's Video Diary
(Approx. 60 minutes per year)

  • Every quarter (three months), by appointment, one of our production crews will visit your child and acquire up to twenty minutes getting an impression of the child's current life activities, in general, or in specific topic areas chosen by the parents.

  • This footage will then be collated, edited, and produced into a 60-minute montage of photographs and live-action videos each year.

  • The value of this library of video to the child, to the parent, to relatives, and grandparents, cannot be overstated.

  • Includes up to ten (10) production elements such as photographs, music, drawings, certificates, family video, and film, etc. Additional elements may be added for a small fee.

  • Deliverables include two(2) copies of the one(1) hour DVD per year.

The total running time will be around 60 minutes per year.

Total Cost: $1,250 per year ** Re-Launch Cost: $625 per year

Forever Memoir
(Approx. 30 minutes)

  • Two (2) pre-interview production meetings to develop script and outline.

  • Up to two (2) total hours of film production at up to two (2) locations over two (2) days.

  • Includes up to ten (10) production elements such as photographs, music, drawings, certificates, family video, and film, etc. Additional elements may be added for a small fee.

  • Deliverables include two(2) copies of the one(1) DVD.

Total running time will be around 30 minutes

Total Cost: $2,750 ** Re-Launch Cost: $1,375

Forever And A Day Memoir
(Approx. 60 minutes)

  • Two (2) pre-interview production meetings to develop script and outline.

  • Up to four (4) total hours of film production at up to two (2) locations over two (2) days.

  • Includes up to twenty (20) production elements such as photographs, music, drawings, certificates, family video and film, etc. Additional elements may be added for a small fee.

  • Deliverables include two(2) copies of the one(1) DVD.

Total running time will be around 60 minutes

Total Cost: $5,695 ** Re-Launch Cost: $2,847

Forever And A Day Biography
(Approx. 60 to 120 minutes)

  • Four (4) pre-interview production meetings to develop script and outline.

  • Up to eight (8) total hours of film production at up to three (3) locations over three (3) days.

  • Includes up to forty (40) production elements such as photographs, music, drawings, certificates, family video and film, etc. Additional elements may be added for a small fee.

  • Deliverables include four(4) copies of the one(1) DVD and one(1) Mini-DV dubbing master.

The total running time will be between 60 and 120 minutes.

Total Cost: $9,495 ** Re-Launch Cost: $4,747

Additional Options

  • $5.00 per each additional production element to be included (e.g. extra photographs, films, videos, letters, etc.)

  • Production elements in the following formats are acceptable: VHS, Video 8, Hi-8, DV, Mini-DV, CD-ROM, and DVD. Transfer of 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8 film will require additional fees.

  • Travel Expenses apply west of the Pacific Ocean, north of Los Angeles County, east of Palm Springs, CA, and south of San Clemente, CA.

  • Additional DVD copies are $35 each.

  • Mini-DV dubbing master tapes are available for $150.

 

Payment Plans

We understand that this is a big investment in your family's future for many of you. Therefore, we are offering to accommodate you by requesting to be paid only 1/3rd of the amount at the first pre-interview meeting, 1/3rd on the first day of filming and the final 1/3rd upon delivery of the final DVD.

Consulting

 

If you would like to produce your own biographical films, we can help. We offer pre-production advice, technical assistance, DVD production services, video, and sound editing, and other post-production services.

Please don't hesitate to call us for more information or clarification (310) 379-9822.

Call now: (310) 379-9822

Hermosa Beach, Ca | JoeT@ForeverMemoirs.com | (310) 379-9822

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