Each uniquely prepared Personal Documentary includes the following:
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All our packages can be tailored to your personal wishes, just ask us! We also offer documentaries for couples and pricing can be provided on request.
Frequently asked questions
We usually allow half a day for filming. This gives us time to arrive, set up cameras and prepare you. It gives you time to get used to the camera and eventually you’ll forget they’re even there and just get lost in your memories. We also need to allow time after the interview to scan your photographs.
This documentary is about you and your life so we want the filming location to reflect that. For this reason we come to your house and find a nice spot to film – perhaps a favourite chair, a quite spot in the garden or your nicest room!
You will be filmed on the day so it is important to wear clothes that reflect who you are and will present you in a nice manner to future generations. We like to say “wear your Sunday best”. During filming it’s important to remove any background noises so we sometimes need to turn off the heating or cooling. For this reason we recommend you have a warmer or cooler clothing option available too.
*Note – it’s best to avoid any clothing with fine stripes as they can create some interlacing/glitching effects on the camera.
All your photographs are scanned in your house, using a special mobile phone app. We go through the images together after the filming, with you explaining each image and us taking notes as we scan each one. This means that your precious photos never need to leave your side.
All digital files are supplied on a USB stick. This can be used to transfer the files to your own computer or hard drives, and also passed on to other family members, making multiple copies and ensure all video and photos are kept safe and preserved for future generations.
No. During our preparation we will ask some general questions about the progression of your life. We use these answers to put together an interview framework consisting of questions to guide you through on the day. We know that every story is different too, so if you would like to do research and lead the interview you’re welcome too, but we’ll be there to guide if that’s more your style.
*Note – We will ask that you supply any important dates/locations such as birthdates of significant people in your life (parents, siblings, partners, children). This may be top of mind for some or may require some minor research for others.