You have decided to honor your loved one with an online Celebration of Life, but where do you start?
Where will you publish it?
What is being filmed and in what order?
Is there music and do you have the copyrights to use the music?
It can quickly become overwhelming and a lot of work.
We listen to the needs of our customers and unfortunately, one of our most asked services over the last few weeks has been the production of online Celebrations of Life.
There are many things to consider when planning an online funeral. I would suggest starting by assessing your goals and technical abilities. Do not go for the extensive post-production edit with graphic overlays, music, and complicated transitions. If you have never edited a video before, I suggest looking into hiring an experienced video production company like us to ease the burden of the production of the funeral. Depending on your needs, we can fully produce your online funeral service for as low as 300$.
Here is an example of our work.
Here is my to-do list when I am preparing the production of an online Celebration of Life.
-Filming location: The most important part of your video, the location. Do you have access to a funeral home, a church, a chapel, or another fitting location to record the funeral? We strongly suggest a similar location to fulfill the expectations of your guests. People expect a certain look and feel for a funeral and a church or a chapel instantly conveys that look. Here at SPiN Media, we work with multiple locations to find the ideal fit for your bespoke online service.
-Camera and Lenses: What look are you going for? How spacious is your location? Do you have multiple locations with multiple people filming? How to keep a constant look and feel? Identify the lens, aperture, and ISO of the main camera you are using. Then, even if you are using a smartphone, try to match the settings as best as you can to achieve a consistent look, there is a lot of video and camera apps in all the application stores that will help you. Also, if you are using a DSLR or a mirrorless camera, the same brands with the same settings will have the same look. We bring our own equipment to every shoot and if the production necessitates it, we will acquire the ideal hardware to achieve your vision.
-Lighting: You can film with an old camera phone and make it look like a million bucks with lighting. I can not go into all the theory of lighting here, but be aware, you need a lot more lights than you think. When you think you have enough, add another then test, test, and test. We come fully equipped with our lights, reflectors, diffusers, and shapers to every shoot.
-Set Decorations: It is a funeral, yes. It is also a video set. Urn, casket, picture frames, flowers, etc. are very important to set the proper mood and to pay homage to the deceased. Think of all you would want to see at a Celebration of Life.
It is a small example of all the details that go into the production of an online funeral.
If this sounds like it is too much, ease that burden by contacting us and we will honor your loved ones respectfully and with dignity.
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