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Selecting Photographs

Selecting Photographs

Selecting the photos to appear in your presentation can be the fun part…..but also the most time consuming.  Before you begin flipping through old photos and getting caught up in memories, here are some guidelines for working with photos for a memorable presentation. Be clear on the type of presentation you want to create as […]

Milestone checklist

Life Events Presentation Checklist

Digital photostories are often designed to celebrate milestone life events – births, weddings, anniversaries, special occasions. This checklist has been prepared to help you consider all the information that you might like to include when planning a life event presentation.  Work through the checklist and consider whether you would like to include that information in your production […]

Choosing music

Choosing Music

The music you select will set the mood of your photo presentation, so when choosing music it’s important to think about the theme of your production, the occasion and the audience.  Here are some questions to help you generate some ideas: What mood are you hoping to create for the people watching your presentation – […]

Music for memorial productions

Music for a memorial production

Music evokes memories and emotions and is one of the more powerful elements that will make a memorial presentation particularly meaningful and personal. Ben E King, Stand By Me Dido, Thank You Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Somewhere Over the Rainbow Natalie Merchant, These Are the Days Sarah McLachlan, I Will Remember You The Beatles, In My Live

Music for baby productions

Music for baby productions

Songs to welcome a new life. Billy Dean, Let Them Be Little Elton John, Blue Eyes Kenny Chesney / Oakridge Boys, Thank God for Kids Louis Armstrong, Sunrise, Sunset Rascal Flatts, My Wish Rod Stewart, Forever Young The Temptations, My Girl

Music for birthday productions

Music for birthday productions

From 18 to 80 – music for birthday productions can vary widely. Here’s some of our favourite picks. Please let us know if you’ve got others to add! Aretha Franklin, Aint No Mountain High Enough Ben E. King, Stand By Me Billy Joel, She’s Got a Way About Her Billy Joel, Just the Way You […]

Planning your Story

Planning Your Story

A good story-teller needs good material to work with….and investing some time in planning your story before handing over a box of photographs will be well worth the effort. When planning your story for DVD you should consider the story you want to tell and the audience you will be speaking to as well as the […]

Music for weddings

Music for wedding productions

There are no rules really when it comes to choosing music for wedding productions – if it means something to the happy couple, then it’s a good choice. Here are some suggestions and common choices to get your ideas flowing. ABBA, I Do, I Do, I Do Aretha Franklin, Aint No Mountain High Enough Aretha […]

Care and handling of photographs

Care and Handling of Photographs

The National Archives of Australia provide some excellent information on the care and storage of photographs. In short: Never store photographs in adhesive albums and avoid the use of sticky labels on the face of the image; It’s best to avoid writing on photographs completely, however if an annotation is necessary, write on the reverse […]

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