Why have a video tribute?
A video tribute is a wonderful way to honour your loved one. It can be played during a funeral service or memorial reception to help personalize this difficult yet special day of celebration for your loved one’s life. After the funeral, it can be handed down to future generations of family members and cherished as a precious keepsake for years to come.
Can we produce our own video tribute as a family?
Yes, you may produce and play your own video tribute. However, videos must be made as a video file in an mp4 format to ensure that they can be played at the service. We encourage families to bring the video in ahead of time to test on the theatre system to avoid issues on the day of the service.
How do I get started?
Gather all the photos you wish to include in the tribute and place them in the order you want them to appear. We suggest a chronological sequence of your loved one’s life. Number them on the back in the upper right-hand corner (with a pencil rather than a pen, as the ink may transfer from one image to another once the photos are stacked.) After you are done, use elastics to keep the photos together in the proper order. Digital/scanned photos can be submitted on a USB storage device. All images must be saved by a numerical file name: (i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.).
How long does it take to produce a video tribute?
It usually takes about 48 hours. Arrangements can be made to complete the tribute in less time if necessary
How many photos do I need to produce a video tribute?
We recommend no more than 75 pictures if the tribute is going to be played during the funeral service. If you wish to use more pictures as part of a longer tribute, we would advise playing the DVD at the memorial reception instead.
What type of photos can I use to create my video tribute?
You can use black and white or colour, scanned (digital) or actual photos. We do require that all photos be removed from frames or photo albums.
Can I play the video tribute at home?
Yes, you can. A copy of the video tribute will be given to the family after the service. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time at 780-532-2929.
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