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life memories

VIDEO BIOGRAPHIES

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The extraordinary stories of ordinary people living ordinary lives.

 
 
 
 
 

Today, more than ever before, people are taking a special interest in their family history.

 
 
 
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WHAT IS A VIDEO BIOGRAPHY?

 
 
 
 

In the tradition of fireside storytelling, a video biography will entertain and bring joy to your loved ones... forever.

We will produce a beautifully filmed biography featuring interviews, photos, other memorabilia and your favourite music.

The legacy of your life... the passions, the trials, the triumphs.

It is a life story, told through anecdotes and memories reminisced by those who were there.

It’s a tribute, woven together in a way that’s often poignant and touching... as well as enlightening and sometimes even funny.

It’s a beautifully crafted retrospective, delivered on digital media of your choice.

 
 
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I’m not famous. Would my biography be boring?

We truly believe that everyone has a “story”.

We have all had joys, achievements, struggles and significant moments in our lives.

Our job is to make that story come alive.

 

What type of person are these biographies for?

Anyone who wishes to leave a legacy for future generations of their family, will find a video biography to be a wonderful way to do so.

 

What happens if I am not happy with the video biography you produce?

We are so confident that you will love your video biography that we provide a 100% satisfaction written guarantee.

If you are not completely satisfied with our work we will refund in full all monies you have paid.

 

What will I talk about in my video biography?

In our initial 'get to know you' session with our clients, we go through the important times of your life and determine what areas you feel you would like to talk about and pass down to your future generations. These could be fun times and sad times, they could be defining moments in your life, or even the wisdom gathered along the way from a life well lived. The next step is then over to us

 
 

From our comprehensive database of specially constructed questions we will make a short list of those that will get you easily thinking and talking about those special times. In fact we often find that we don't need to use all the questions as your memories come flooding back in our relaxed interview setting.

Click on the images below to see but a few of our questions covering some of he many diverse times of our lives.

 

 

 
 
 
 

BIOGRAPHY EXCERPTS & TESTIMONIALS

 
A ‘Life Memories’ package would make the perfect gift for any loved one interested in recounting and preserving their priceless memories for themselves and extended family.

My parents were thrilled with the quality of the finished product and found the whole process enjoyable, comfortable and interesting.

This wonderful gift of themselves is one we, the children and grandchildren will treasure always.
— Christine and Ken Pittman, Rivervale, WA
 
The gift of the memory of my mum is amazing and my family are so lucky to have your creativeness given to them.
— Theresa Antonello, Hoppers Crossing, Vic.

 
 

About Us

 
 

Located in Melbourne, Australia, Life Memories Video Biographies is a specially established documentary unit of A Vision Fantastic Productions.  A Vision Fantastic Productions has been producing digital media for broadcast, corporate and private clients since 2002.

Key to our success at what we do are the relationships we build with our clients. It begins at planning and pre-production stage, and continues right through script writing, filming and post production, to final delivery.

With the rapidly growing worldwide interest in personal biographical documentaries, we have developed an affordable range of Life Memories Video Biographies packages for Australian families that will be handed down to future generations and treasured forever.

WHY CHOOSE US?

WE PRODUCE BROADCAST QUALITY BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTARIES

  • OUR FRIENDLY, PEOPLE ORIENTED TEAM WILL IMMEDIATELY PUT YOU AT EASE

  • WE HAVE COMPREHENSIVE HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLIENT ERA

  • OUR PRODUCTION WORK FLOW IS OPTIMIZED TO KEEP COSTS TO A MINIMUM

  • CHOICE OF DELIVERY MEDIA - DVD, Blu-ray, or iPad App

  • FLEXIBLE PACKAGES TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND BUDGET

  • WE PROVIDE COMPLETE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Our Team

 
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JOHN MCPHERSON
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR

John is the owner of  parent business  A Vision Fantastic, established in 2002.

John has worked on productions for broadcast  TV, corporate and  private clients. Through professional training , and many years experience in the industry, John is a highly talented videographer, editor  and producer.

John is the creative mind behind  our productions from pre-planning  right through to post production. His goal is always to tell your story in the most compelling way possible while never losing touch with the human side of the person telling that story.

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KATHRYN MCPHERSON
WRITER/RESEARCHER/INTERVIEWER

Kathryn is an amateur history buff and loves nothing better than researching the times and places of our storyteller's lives. Whether it be music or news events of the times, if required, Kathryn will find it for inclusion in your biography.

Kathryn has a professional planning background, so is a perfect fit for the many aspects of pre-production work such as interview planning, scripting, and cataloguing of personal photos and other memorabilia for inclusion in the compleed video biography.

Kathryn loves meeting new people and has the natural talent for quickly putting everyone at ease.

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LOUISE ROSE
PRESENTER/INTERVIEWER/NARRATOR

Louise is a professionally trained actor and television presenter. She has performed acting roles in various film and television productions.

Her keen interest in history combined with her vibrant and approachable screen presence makes Louise the perfect blend to present and narrate family history stories.

Her passion for interviewing and meeting new people always creates a comfortable and sincere environment where people are encouraged to express themselves freely. Louise's engaging personality and unique interviewing skills always creates an enjoyable and relaxed experience for all.

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
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Video Biography Packages

 
 

All our video biographies are custom produced to meet your specific requirements and our prices will vary accordingly. It is our attention to detail, our creativity in bringing your story to life, and the range of formats we can deliver that ensure our products are unsurpassed in the personal video biography industry.

You can choose from one of our packages listed below, or feel free to add or remove some features to suit your own wishes. If you have any special ideas of your own we would be only too pleased to discuss what we can do.

Our "Couples" packages represent incredible value for money, providing a saving of 40% per person compared to that of "Individual" packages, while also providing a significantly longer total biography duration and increased photo allowance.

 

INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY PACKAGES

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$1,790

60 minute Video Biography

Interview questions from reduced question set

Up to 20 photos included in video

Media chapter points

Choice of music

3 media copies (DVD*or Bluray)

Disc artwork

Case artwork

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$3,690

90 minute Video Biography

Interview questions from extensive subject list

Up to 50 photos included in video

Archival photos & films included in video

Custom animated opening graphics

Media menu

Media chapter points

Choice of music

3 media copies (DVD* or Bluray)

Disc artwork

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$7,490

120 minute Video Biography

Interview questions from extensive subject list

Unlimited number of photos included in video

Archival photos & films included in video

Custom animated opening graphics

Media menu

Media chapter points

Fully scripted narration

Choice of music

3 media copies (DVD* or Bluray)

Disc artwork

Case artwork

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* All Life Memories Video Biographies are filmed in Full HD, however, delivery on DVD will only allow for standard definition playback.

Please note that additional charges may be incurred for travel outside Greater Melbourne area.

 

 

COUPLES PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY PACKAGES

 
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$2,200

100 minute Video Biography

Interview questions from reduced question set

Up to 40 photos included in video

Media chapter points

Choice of music

3 media copies (DVD*or Bluray)

Disc artwork

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$4,420

150 minute Video Biography

Interview questions from extensive subject list

Up to 100 photos included in video

Archival photos & films included in video

Custom animated opening graphics

Media menu

Media chapter points

Choice of music

3 media copies (DVD* or Bluray)

Disc artwork

Case artwork

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$8,980

200 minute Video Biography

Interview questions from extensive subject list

Unlimited number of photos included in video

Archival photos & films included in video

Custom animated opening graphics

Media menu

Media chapter points

Fully scripted narration

Choice of music

3 media copies (DVD* or Bluray)

Disc artwork

Case artwork

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To qualify for a "Couples" package a common location must be used for filming and filming for both people must take place over the same time period.
Generally for a "Couples" package, people will talk individually about their childhood, single days and careers, whereas together they will talk about how they met, their wedding, married life, children, family activities, etc.

* All Life Memories Video Biographies are filmed in Full HD, however, delivery on DVD will only allow for standard definition playback.

Please note that additional charges may be incurred for travel outside Greater Melbourne area.

 

 

Other optional features that can be added to any package include:

  • Interviews with family members and friends

  • “Virtual” background of your choice, for part, or all of the interview

  • Biography delivered as an iBook® for viewing on an iPad®

  • Biography delivered on a USB stick for computer viewing

  • Deluxe 'Presentation' cases for DVD's and Blurays

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All Life Memories Video Biographies DVD and Blu-ray discs are produced using M-DISC technology media, providing a life up to 1000 years - quite simply the best archival solution available today.