The gift of a lifetime at Christmas

Cameo Video has been producing life stories in HD video.

Are you wondering about a special gift for a parent or grandparent this Christmas? During the past few years, some lucky folk around the Comox Valley received a surprise Christmas or anniversary gift of a lifetime in the form of a recording session with Cameo Video. Here’s a personal gift suggestion that will live for years: a life story in video.

Cameo Video has been producing life stories in HD video during the past three years, capturing memoirs and reminiscences of people who have chosen to share a legacy – their personal biography. Typically the result is a 60-90 minute exclusive life story on DVD. Because the recording is digital, the same program can be converted into other formats that may be played on iPads, tablets and smart phones, and become completely portable when it is written onto a thumb drive and made playable into any computer or modern television via a USB port.

Each recording is made in the comfort of your family home.

Knowing that many people are ‘camera conscious,’ we take the time to assist each client by providing them with a biographical check list: an array of topics that touch all aspects of life, from which they select their precious and significant memories – which becomes their table of contents. We allow time, after reviewing the list, for each client to collect their thoughts for a few days and to prepare notes – often in consultation with family. As well, we help each individual to relax before the recording. In just minutes, most people have forgotten about the recording process as they become immersed in their reminiscences. Although we prompt between takes, we do not interview nor do we appear in the final video. The edited recording features just the one person.

After editing, the video becomes a documentary program with chapter headings, complete with family photographs and images from other archives on the Internet in the form of video overlays and accompanying music, customized into a DVD with chapters, introduction and credits.

A recording typically takes a few hours. Production time is normally about a week.

In addition to one master copy of the recording, each project includes two additional DVDs.

For more information, visit www.cameovideoltd.com, or contact Cameo Video at (250) 702-7402, (250) 338-4686, or cameovideovideoltd@gmail.com.

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