Options

These options are just a springboard for creating a personal story film that meets YOUR specific needs. For more offerings, scroll to the bottom of the page.

We offer four basic options for length and complexity. If none of these options sounds right, we are happy to  discuss other possibilities. We are flexible and want to meet individual clients' needs, as well as honor the integrity of each story.  To request a price list, or for more information, email us at: personalstoryfilms@gmail.com

 
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Tapestry

A Tapestry is a full length biographical film, ranging in length from 50-90 minutes. It involves many days of filming, including interviews, surroundings (house, property), and other activities that the subject may be engaged in. The interviews can be conducted in shorter chunks, making it easier for people who become fatigued.  It can include:

  • 5 days of shooting: interviews, other activities, and surroundings
  • Home movies transfer to digital
  • Editing, including photo scanning & editing – up to 100 photos
  • Archival footage and stock photos 
  • 2 chances for client to review and suggest changes
  • You will receive one copy on a DVD with a personalized DVD cover, one on a USB Flash Drive in a custom box, and one on a hard drive, with additional copies upon request.
 
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Mosaic

A Mosaic film is a good choice for those who want a more condensed form of the Tapestry. It usually ranges from 20-40 minutes in length and can include:

  • 2-3 days of shooting: interviews, other activities, and surroundings
  • Home movies transfer to digital
  • Editing, including photo scanning & editing – up to 60 photos
  • Archival footage and stock photos
  • 1 chance for client to review and suggest changes
  • You will receive a DVD and a USB Flash Drive, with additional copies upon request.
 
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Portrait

A portrait is a great choice for more focused content, fewer stories, or more limited budgets. The length is about 15 minutes or so. This may also be the perfect length for a "Life Lessons" film. It can include:

  • 2-4 hours interview 
  • 1 other activity plus surroundings
  • Editing, including photo scanning & editing – up to 40 photos
  • 1 chance for client to review and suggest changes
  • You will receive a DVD and a USB Flash Drive, with additional copies upon request.
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Sketch

A Sketch is a great option for musicians, non-profits, and small business. It is also good for anyone who likes a short form film and has a very specific focus. Usually running about 5 minutes, it may include:

  • 1 hour interview 
  • 1 other activity 
  • Editing, including photo scanning & editing – up to 30 photos
  • 1 chance for client to review and suggest changes
  • You will receive  a USB Flash Drive, with additional copies upon request.

 
 

"Thank you so much for the film! You did a wonderful job. I will keep it the rest of my life!" - Konrad F.

 
 

Additional Services:

  • Life-lessons short films (also known as Ethical Wills)

  • Family Event Videography - gatherings, birthdays, parties, etc.

  • Film Portraits of small businesses and non-profits

  • Artist Film Portraits

  • Pet Videos