STEP 1: We conduct a phone interview with the person being filmed to:

-Get to know them
-Explain the process
-Get a sense of their personality type
-Help them determine their objective

STEP 2: Initial organizational meeting

At this meeting we bring all of our cameras and lights and film the process. The primary reason is so that the person being filmed can get used to the process and will feel as comfortable as possible when we do the actually filming. We have also discovered that some people spontaneously say things that can be incorporated into the final product. We also get to try different camera locations.

The intent of this meeting is to:

Help people organize their: - Thoughts - many people do not know where to start or how to approach telling their life stores
- Story structure and order
- Pictures and other memorabilia - These are important in          producing a good product but can be overwhelming for some people to find, organize and select which they want to use. If you have ever looked for a certain picture in a box of pictures you understand how easy it is to get lost or sidetracked in the process. We have a process that helps people get organized

Decide on the approach

Everyone is different; some people are great story tellers others are not. Our goal is to make the person being filmed as comfortable as possible. A variety of approaches can be used to enhance the process.

Allow the person being filmed time to become comfortable with

-The lights and cameras
-The process
-The attention
-Us - the best results require that the person being filmed feel a sense of rapport and comfort with the people filming

STEP 3: Filming

Once everyone is ready we schedule a time to shoot.

STEP 4: Product production

Final production usually takes three to four weeks depending on length of final product. An estimate of completion will be given at time of shooting. We understand that sometimes circumstances dictate that the final product be produced faster and we will do everything we can to accommodate those situations.

From time to time we are asked to film when there is not enough time or the person being filmed is not healthy enough to follow our normal procedures. In that case the health of the person being filmed will dictate the procedure we follow