Professional Photo Montages and Custom Slideshows


Are your old and fading photos stuffed in a shoebox? Hidden in a photo album you haven't looked at in years? Or what about those carousels of 35mm slides collecting dust in a dark closet?

Have an upcoming special occasion or event? Are you looking for a truly unique gift idea? There isn't a more thoughtful or personal way to turn ordinary photographs into an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind video production!

dac Video Productions can help you recapture the images of loved ones, favorite places, important events of the past or upcoming special occasions...and bring them to life with sound, action and feeling! We turn your everyday photos and snapshots into a personalized, music video that celebrates the stories of our lives!

Why not consider a Photo Montage, which brings your precious memories up to date with digital technology...in a DVD which can be enjoyed anytime or anywhere! A keepsake you will treasure forever!

dac Video Productions serves clients nationally and also provides complimentary, in-person consultations for people located in Westlake, Rocky River, Bay Village, North Olmsted, Fairview Park, Lakewood, Olmsted Falls and other Northeast Ohio cities including Cleveland, OH.
 

What is a Photo Montage?


A photo montage is a video production that brings your photos to life...with motion and emotion! Our productions have evoked laughter, tears, and every emotion in between. Photo montage DVD's are great to show at special occasion gatherings (large or small), including: anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, weddings, bachelor/ bachelorette parties, retirement dinners, and many, many more events!


Creating a Photo Montage?


Each photo montage we create is unique; it's not a simple slide show. We'll combine your photos and/or slides with your favorite songs to create a compelling video complete with titles, transitions, text captions, pan & zoom effects and DVD menus. We'll even encourage you to include a special, personalized message (if appropriate) at the conclusion of the production. When we create the final photo montage, we'll color correct and "clean up" your photos, and strive to bring out the detail and emotion of each image.

The element that brings it all together is the music. The right music will trigger the emotions and stories behind each picture. Seeing your photographs move to a song that touches your soul is like watching poetry in motion. Choose your own music selections or contact us (we maintain an extensive music catalog and would be happy to provide suggestions) to pick just the right song(s) to fit the theme or mood of your production. We take the extra step of timing the photos/slides to the music, which enhances the presentation. Your completed photo montage will include a themed or custom-designed DVD label and slim jewel protective case.

To create your photo montage, the planning process is easy — simply gather and organize your photos/slides, select your songs, and we'll take it from there! In addition to photographs, you can even include short clips from home videos or movie films. Please see our Photo Montage FAQ section for more information and ideas.

Perfect occasions for Photo Montages?


Do you have an upcoming special event or celebration? Do you know someone who is really hard to buy for or someone who has everything? Are you looking for a really unique gift idea? dac Video Productions can create a memorable video presentation for you and your guests to enjoy...for ANY OCCASION!

Birthday Memorial Tribute Graduation
Wedding Pet Tribute Holiday
Rehearsal Dinner Religious Occasion Thank You gift
Anniversary Athletic Recruiting Surprise gift
Bridal Shower Sports Team Video Reunion
Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Business Meeting Retirement

 

Photo Montage Packages


PHOTO MONTAGE
PACKAGES
BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM
Number of pictures up to
50
up to
100
up to
150
up to
200
Typical Length 5 - 8
minutes
8 - 12
minutes
12 - 16
minutes
16 - 20
minutes
Photo Optimizing
(cropping, basic color correction)
FREE FREE FREE FREE
Panning and Zooming
"the Ken Burns effect"
FREE FREE FREE FREE
Insert Video Clips N/A 1 dip
(1 min. max)
up to 2 clips
(max 1 min. ea.)
up to 3 clips
(max 1 min. ea.)
DVD Menu Standard
black background
Standard
black background
Themed
dac Video Library
Custom
dac Video Library
DVD Navigation Buttons N/A Standard
"Start", "Play"
Custom Custom
Menu Background Music
Royalty free music from dac Video library
Custom: you supply your own music
N/A dac Video Library Custom (1) Custom (1)
Introductory Title Screen Standard
black background
Themed
dac Video Library
Custom
video image or
photo
Custom
video image or
photo
Text Captions up to
5
up to
10
up to
20
up to
30
Transitions Between Photos
(fades, dissolves, wipes, etc.)
Simple Simple Special Effect Special Effect
Other Video or Audio Effects N/A N/A N/A Advanced
consult w/ editor
Background Music
Royalty free music from dac Video library
Custom: you supply your own music
1 - 3
songs
3 - 5
songs
4 - 6
songs
6 - 8
songs
DVD Label
w/ title and short description
Basic
white background
Themed
dac Video Library
Custom
photo/image/graphic
Custom
black background
DVD Case Slim-Line Slim-Line Slim-Line Slim-Line
Jewel and DVD (tall) cases w/ inserts are also available;
see Additional Services for information
Discount for complete submission
of digital images
(no scanning required)
15% 15% 15% 15%

 

All packages can be further customized ... please see Additional Services for details.

Our Photo Montage FAQ section answers your questions about our process and provides helpful hints for organizing and preparing your photos, slides, and music for a special occasion production.


Media Formats we can convert:


Photograph prints Memory Stick® CD's & DVD's
35mm slides Secure Digital™ Photo CD's
35mm negatives MultiMedia Card™ Flash drives
126mm slides Compact Flash® Floppy disks
110mm slides Smart Media™ Cards  
127mm Super Slides    
Medium format negatives   Scannable documents

 

(1)   A note about using songs from commercial CDs:

You must have the legal authority to reproduce any audio/video material you submit for inclusion in your project.  Before we will use a song from a CD, the copyright holder has to be paid for their work. When you provide the materials to include on your video, be sure to also send along the original CD(s) for the songs you want. Not only will this digital original provide you with the best quality dub onto your video, but it also ensures that the original artist was paid. If you don't own the CD for the songs you want included on your video, we will download and purchase the songs for you.


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