I recently met two young go-getters, Renee and Anthony Hasseldine, at a Nillumbik Homebiz brekky. FYI if you’re a Vic local – Post Office Cafe, Hurstbridge, 8-10am, every second Wednesday morning – a very friendly, informative business chat!
Anthony and Renee are re-establishing life in Oz after working overseas for some years and both are passionate about their ‘Life Story On Film’ home-based business.
Through making a film gift for Renee’s much-loved Mum, the pair saw how blown away she was by such a thoughtful birthday present and recognised a business opportunity.
They now employ professional film crews and and editing to ensure broadcast quality HD-DVD films that are just as meaningful to their clients as that first birthday film for Renee’s mother.
To a prospective client, Anthony will say:
Do you recall special moments and wonder who will remember them? Do you wonder if your stories will ever be heard? Have you ever wanted to record a ‘memoire’?
What would it mean to you to know special little things about your family members are being passed on to those that follow? How special is a film when families live in different countries?
What if a group wants to say a special thank you to a teacher, coach, boss or colleague who has really ‘put in’?
1. Great idea, but how much does it cost?
Prices vary according to many variables – but films generally start at $2400.
Click here for Anthony’s responses to the other FAQs.
2. What if someone is too nervous to be filmed?
3. Isn’t it easier/cheaper to write a book?
4. How many and what type of effects do you include?
5. What do you mean by High Definition TV cameras?
6. How do you choose the music?
7. Is the music licensed?
8. Can you include any old archive photos of our birthplace etc?
The packages are really flexible. Anthony can create films of whatever length you want, and interview over as many days as necessary. He suggests limitations, however, in order to maintain the highest standards of quality. Trying to make a very short film out of many hours’ footage or a very long film out of only a few hours’ footage is not advisable.
To give you an idea of what works, consider these sample packages:
Entry level – 5-7 (approx) minutes
Birthday surprise – 10-15 minutes
Memoires – 30 minutes
Family history – 60 minutes
The number of days filming ranges from half a day to four days. Clients’ photos, home movies and videos (digital and analogue), and even cine film can be included in all packages. Archive, period and popular music are also included.
There is an enthusiastic young crew who really believe in telling people’s stories. There are experienced interviewers who help you have fun in front of the camera and this really shines through in the finished product.
Why not take a look at some Life On Film footage?
For an obligation free presentation you can phone Anthony on 1300 663 977.