Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Tribute Video: Becoming Essential to the Successful Funeral

Expectations in funeral services are increasing as people are exposed to newly available options. Tribute videos are taking center stage among the most requested products for funerals. 

The age of technology – constantly improving at time warp speed - has changed our lives in countless ways. From cell phones (who even remembers rotary dials?) to the home computer offering everything from entertainment to research to shopping, our society has embraced technology with a tenacious hold. While some industries have been forced to adopt to new technology immediately, others have been more reluctant to do so. Professions that have dealt in a one-on-one manner with clients may have viewed technology as adding an impersonal element to their wholly personal client relationship business model. The funeral home profession is one that has realized the positive impacts technology can have on business and on the relationships they have with their client families.

With funeral software – relatively new and developed specifically for the industry – major changes are occurring in the planning and personalization of funeral services. Software provides the ability for clients to pre-plan for funerals online, right down to selecting the funeral stationery that best fits their loved ones personality. This new funeral software also gives you the ability to create funeral products that truly honor the spirit of the deceased through customization.

The overwhelming request of DVD tribute videos among client families has made it one product that you should most definitely be familiar with. Added to the poster boards bursting with photographs of the deceased, or in many cases replacing them altogether, tribute videos are remembered by many funeral visitors as the pièce de résistance of the service. Including photographs, videos, music and set to any one of hundreds of themes that best personify the departed, they readily make a stunning impact on mourners.

As the funeral director, your role in creating video tributes is critical, yet the entire process of development is shockingly easy. Funeral software guides you step by step along the way, showing you where to place photos, videos, verbiage, and how to add music. You are able to add motion effects to photos to make them come alive, and will automatically set transitions and sync music. You can touch up photos and can even scan the photos your client families provide in mere seconds. The resulting tribute video will be of such professional quality you just may reawaken a creative side of yourself that has been long hidden.

Funeral attendees are often astounded by the exceptional quality of the video tributes and the videos themselves help to establish the tone of the service – a tone of love as memories come flooding back. The tribute video serves to drawn mourners together to reflect, laugh, cry and begin the grieving process that helps with healing following the death of a loved one.

Look into the many benefits of funeral software so that you can help create even more special funeral services for your client families.

Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, DVD tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

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