GIFTS & PARTY ENTERTAINMENT

To view on your computer, smartphone, tablet, television, or at a party or event

How It Works and What You Get

Here's how to get your photos transformed into an unforgettable photo video slideshow.

You give me the photos, video clips, and songs. We discuss the text, the order of the photos, and how you want the show to look and feel.

Then I will create a custom, one-of-a-kind photo show which you will preview online and possibly suggest revisions.

You can get the show as a video file, but no longer as a DVD. You can access the show with the link to my website, too.

Watch it on your television, computer, smartphone, tablet, or project it at an event.

NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR FIXING UP YOUR IMAGES IN PHOTOSHOP - THAT'S WHAT MAKES OUR SHOWS THE BEST!


YOU CAN USE PHOTOS THAT ARE PRINTS

1. Gather together your printed photos

2. Arrange them in their order of appearance in the show

3. Number the photos on the back of prints - can use post-it notes

4. Put prints in a folder, Ziploc bag,  box, or big envelope

5. I will professionally scan them


YOU CAN USE SOME (or all) DIGITAL PHOTOS

1. Put chosen photos into one folder on your computer or device or in a cloud service.

2. If possible, rename each photo to #1, 2, 3, etc.

2. Email the photos to me or...

3. Email me a link to your cloud storage, like Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, One Drive, etc.


YOU CAN USE OLD SLIDES AND NEGATIVES

1. I will professionally scan them

2. Number them (can use Post-it Notes) for the place in the show


WHAT ABOUT THE MUSIC?

1. Choose  your favorite songs as long as you're not going to put your video on social media which requires copyright-free music, or buy the license for Internet use.

2. Each music minute = 6-10 photos (based on how many people in photo)

3. 10 minutes = about 100 photos


CHOOSING THE SONGS

1. Choose your favorites as long as you don't plan on posting your slideshow on Facebook or YouTube where copyright laws prohibit many popular songs.

2. Vocals or instrumentals, to your taste

3. Consult the Internet for songs popular during the era of the photos

4. I don't recommend song titles although we can talk it over to give you ideas.


ACQUIRING THE SONGS

1. Buy them yourself from iTunes, Amazon, etc.

2. If you own an audio CD, I can take the songs off it.


GETTING SONGS TO ME

1. Email the song files to me or

2. Bring me the actual music CDs or

3. Put the song files on a USB thumb drive and give to me


CHOOSE DESIRED TEXT

- for the beginning of the show

- for the ending of the show

- optional text anywhere else in the video


PRICING

$2 per photo, print, or digital image, or digital video clip

$2 and up to use part of a video from your old movies or VHS tapes - which you've already had transferred to digital format

$1 each for more than 2 titles

$2 per song (or free if you give me the actual song file)

$15 each for additional USB thumb drive

$15 for a USB thumb drive with all the photos (desirable when many photos have been fixed up in Photoshop)


MUSIC

Plan on 7 to 10 photos per minute of music.

Each photo will be visible for an amount of time based on how many people are in it.

A large group of people may use up 15 seconds of time, but one person only 5 seconds.

If you have many photos with more than 2 people, plan on 8 or fewer photos per minute.


Since each show is custom made just for you, I can slow down or speed up your photos to suit your taste.


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