Thursday, July 5, 2012

DVD Tribute Videos Capture Precious Memories

Personal and meaningful, DVD tribute videos add beautiful memories to a funeral service or viewing.

When you lose someone you love, your memories become even more important to you. If you're fortunate enough to have preserved them through photos, videos, letters, cards, and even music, you have the makings of a unique, intensely personal DVD tribute video.

You funeral director, using software that allows him to insert scanned photos and uploaded videos and music, can assemble a unique DVD that reflects your loved one's life. Together with your funeral professional, you'll select the items to include and decide their order of appearance.

Such software also features themes that tie all of your selections together. You may choose from themes that illustrate occupations, interests, hobbies, and skills or, if you prefer, one that has a more general appeal, such as nature or pets. The theme will appear throughout the video, adding continuity and context to the very personal elements you add.

After you've chosen the theme, add text as the final element to bring your tribute together. If you have a flair for the written word, you might create a narrative for the video from beginning to end or, if you prefer to use others' words, you could choose quotations, poetry, or prose to sprinkle throughout your DVD tribute video. Sacred passages, quotations from the famous or from people known only to your immediate circle of family and friends, blocks of prose taken from a favorite book - any or all of these things will add richness and depth to your memorial video.

For even more emotional impact, add an overlay of music. Select spiritually uplifting hymns your loved one treasured, popular music that represents the prime of her life or, if she was musically talented, a recording of her singing or playing an instrument, or a rendition of a song she composed.

Add a pinch of humor with audio clips of cartoon voices or celebrities, if it would have tickled her funny bone. With the vast treasure of clips available on the internet, you have an almost unlimited resource at your disposal.

A feature now being offered with some software programs is a movie-like clip to use at the beginning and end of your video. Professionally done, these clips add polish and flair, while keeping to the theme you've chosen.

Your DVD tribute video will be unique, a creation from your heart. Play it during viewing hours to share with visitors, or use it as a centerpiece of the funeral service. As your funeral director to burn copies for you to distribute to family and friends, because it will be a treasure you'll want to share.

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