A video interview


The interviewer and videographer come to your home with our professional camera equipment.
A single 2-3 hour interview will cover your life’s highlights and a few anecdotes, or we can do several 2 hour sessions to capture all the detail, and give you a chance to rest and reflect between sessions.

A video interview:

  • Fully captures the person's look, body language, tone of voice and expressions.
  • Can be edited into a personal documentary with photos and music.
  • Audio can be kept for later projects like a book or podcast.









An audio interview


The interviewer will come to your home with our professional audio equipment.
A single 2-3 hour interview will cover your life’s highlights and a few anecdotes, or several 2 hour sessions will capture all the detail, and give you a chance to rest and reflect between sessions.

An audio interview:

  • Can be less demanding on the interviewee - some people feel more comfortable without a camera.
  • Can be kept for later projects like a book, or personal podcast.
  • Is wonderfully intimate to listen back to as it captures tone of voice, humour, and poignant silences.

Creating a Photo & Story Book


You supply the photos, we extract stories from the interview, and turn these into a precious book to be gifted to friends and family.

We use a professional graphic designer to layout the book pages. You have a chance to decide which stories and photos to include and we will provide you with a proof to inspect and make any corrections.  Then, your book is printed as a hardback, high quality heirloom book.

It doesn’t have to be just photos – we can scan letters, recipes, newspaper articles, awards or any other document that is important to your story.










Additional Services

We can also help you with:

  • Corporate, company and organisation histories
  • Photo and slide scanning
  • Film and video conversion
  • Family history research

Packages & Pricing

Silver Package

$1,500 - $2,000

(All prices are exclusive of GST)

                                       

A shorter life history audio interview recorded at your home in a single 2-3 hour session.

Includes:

  • Preliminary visit with interviewee
  • Background research
  • Customised questions
  • Travel
  • Polishing of audio after interview and all communications.

The interview is supplied on USB Stick in a presentation box.

Optional Upgrade - Transcript:

A full transcript of the interview. Supplied printed on A4, spiral bound.

$565

                                       

Optional Upgrade - Video
Video supplied as unedited footage with introductory graphics, colour grading and sound polishing. 

$600

Gold Package

$2,500 - $2,750

(All prices are exclusive of GST)

                                       

A full life history audio interview recorded at your home over three sessions of 2-3 hours each.

Includes:

  • Preliminary visit with interviewee
  • Background research
  • Customised questions
  • Travel
  • Polishing of audio after interview and all communications.

The interview is supplied on USB Stick in a presentation box.

Optional Upgrade – Photo & Story Book:
This will be around 60 pages, with photos supplied by you, and anecdotes taken from interview. 

Includes: Scanning photos you supply, selecting and transcribing anecdotes and captions, design and layout by our Graphic Designer, proofing, printing and binding costs for 10 copies.

$5150

                                       

Optional upgrade to video recording:
Video supplied as unedited footage with introductory graphics, colour grading and sound polishing. 

$1250

Platinum Package

$4,550 - $5,000

(All prices are exclusive of GST)

                                       

Full life history video interview recorded at your home over three sessions of 2-3 hours each.  This will be used to create a 30 minute personal documentary with highlights from the interview, your photos, graphics and music.

Includes:

  • Preliminary visit with interviewee
  • Background research and customised questions
  • Professional video interview
  • Selection of video highlights
  • Editing of video, including enhancement of images and audio
  • Scanning of supplied photos

Video will be supplied on USB Stick in presentation box. You will also receive all the unedited video footage.

Optional Upgrade – Photo & Story Book:
This will be around 60 pages, with photos supplied by you, and anecdotes taken from interview. 

Includes: Scanning photos you supply, selecting and transcribing anecdotes and captions, design and layout by our Graphic Designer, proofing, printing and binding costs for 10 copies.

$5150