Digital Photo Tributes
If you would like to share photos with mourners we can arrange your photographs into a digital (video) tribute that can be set to a piece of music and played during the funeral. Many funerals have a time set aside for mourners to contemplate the deceased loved one. This is called the ‘Time of Remembrance’ or ’Time of Reflection’ and is an ideal time to run the video tribute. We usually match the number of photos to the music. A four minute track takes approximately 25-30 photos.
If you have video footage you would like to include, we can create a customised Video Tribute to accommodate you. All Digital Tributes are provided to you on DVD after the funeral. Extra copies can be made on request.
A Photographic and/or Video Montage set to music and with a voice-over (by a professional or by a family member) outlining the personal history of the deceased. This is usually played in place of the customary life history narrated by the Celebrant or Minister. The use of pictures to illustrate the history makes the presentation more meaningful to mourners.
Also called photo display boards or montages. These are useful for temporary displays of family photographs. The photos are attached to backing boards with removable adhesive and are usually displayed at the reception. It is not recommended for very old or fragile photos.
Pre-recorded Video and/or Skype Eulogies
These are particularly useful for people who cannot come to the funeral but would like to express their thoughts to mourners present. Ideal for people who are overseas or who are too ill to attend. They are also useful for people who feel they cannot stand in front of a crowd and deliver a eulogy, but would perhaps feel more comfortable delivering their eulogy to camera, where they can speak from their heart and correct any mistakes. Always filmed with sensitivity and discretion.
Personal Digital Messages from the Deceased
Pre-arranged, taped interview/s with your loved one during their life, held on file until their passing then played at their funeral, or to a private or pre-selected audience. These are a wonderful way of speaking not only to your children, but to your great-great-great- grandchildren, long after you are gone. They can see and hear you, learn from your own lips about your life, your passions, what you did through your lifetime. They get to learn where they came from and this is a powerful gift to give them.