Looking Glass Studios
Australian Made Awards 2023
Best Tribute Slideshow Production Company 2023 - Victoria
The professional production studio to contact and arrange a beautiful tribute slideshow (DVD or USB) to celebrate the life of a loved one.
Susanna says: "Thank you very much for taking a great look back at my late father's life. My friends and relatives thoroughly enjoyed the slideshow. The visual effects were amazing. Thank you for your care and understanding"
Amanda says: "I was amazed at the creative way you presented the photos. The use of frames and a variety of backgrounds enhanced the photos and reminded us of different aspects of Patsy's life.Thank you also for your willingness to prepare the presentation at such short notice"
Noeleen says: "Thank you for putting together the photo tribute so skillfully. Pachelbel's Canon accompanied it perfectly. My husband said it's the best tribute he's seen. My daughter-in-law loved it too and she's a total perfectionist".
We all enjoy reflecting back on the life of someone special,celebrating cherished memories with family and friends. Looking Glass Studios provides a service to relive those moments.
Since 2010 we have prepared over 2,000 tribute presentations for funeral services held across Melbourne working in the main with Bethel Funerals, a not-for-profit Funeral Service. A number of interstate assignments have also been completed using the facility of either Drop Box or We Transfer.
Numerous requests are now been received from clients wishing to initiate the production of a photo presentation well prior to their departure. Selection of the photos and music is seen as a priority, thus avoiding the burden on family to rush around seeking photos and appropriate music when the inevitable occurs.
Obviously we input no dates (dates are reflected on the eventual Order of Service) which means the production is ready for future use irrespective of any lapse of months/years.
What We Do - The Process
We are pleased to outline the various steps in the process of creating a memorable slideshow.
Looking Glass Studios is here to help you every step of the way.
1. Please call to advise of the relevant details regarding the photo presentation to be prepared.
2.The length of the presentation will depend on the number of photos to be included into the production. Thirty five photos generally suits a 4 minute sound track.
3.If the photos are hard copy, sort them into chronological (date) order and gently mark the number on the reverse. We will scan and restore the photos! Digital photos can be loaded to a USB with the file names amended to reflect the order for presentation i.e. 22,23 etc.
4. Select a sound track (instrumental or vocal) that will suit the number of photos to be included in the presentation - again, 35 photos suits a 4 minute sound track. We will purchase the track from Itunes to ensure quality audio. Copyright permission is obtained for the soundtrack/s.
5. We will arrange collection or delivery of the photos and discuss:
- appropriate wording for the "hold" screen
- selected sound track/s
- identify the relevant person in any group shot thus enabling a gentle zoom close up to be undertaken
6. Our Studio will scan and fully restore all photos prior to production of the slideshow. We also provide a soft copy of all restored images perchance the family would like to arrange printing of any of the restored images. There is no extra fee for restoration of photographs!
n.b. Should you reside outside the Melbourne metro area you may choose to either personally arrange delivery of photos to our Brighton office or scanning of the photos and onforwarding via either DropBox, We Transfer or via email. Other aspects relating to the production can be discussed by telephoning 0412825469. Our studio regularly undertakes creations for both interstate and overseas clients.
Tribute to David
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Pricing (GST does not apply)
There is a base slideshow production fee of $200 which includes:
scanning and full restoration of up to 35 photos- extras @ $2 each
uploading of any digital images together with color or exposure correction if deemed necessary
purchase of selected soundtrack/s and obtaining of associated copyright approval
provision of MP4 version of the photo tribute on USB
a soft copy of all the restored images perchance the family require prints of any of the restored photos.
Copies of the MP4 version on a USB = $10 each supplied in a sachet with love heart cutout - ideal as a keepsake for family and friends. n.b. the photo tribute production is copyright protected.