Online video editing services FAQ

How to plan your own home or family videos

If you have any questions about turning your home videos or photos into a professional cinematic film , then check out the answers below.  

Life and Times Video create moving compelling videos from any home or family footage.  We can also create a Montage Video of your holiday shots or favourite memories.  Put simply, Montage Videos show your shots in a fast-paced fashion, backed with music – creating you own short entertaining cinematic video.

Contact me me if you unsure about anything, or when you are ready to start your project.

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Life and Times Video Montage Video packages start from $100 and costs vary depending on the number of photos and length of videos you send in. Once you contact me to discuss your video project, I will send you a quote outlining the scope of works. Changes can be made to suit your budget.

Generally your new Montage Video will be completed within ten working days of receipt.
I will give you a date once I have received your footage and photos and completed brief. If you want make any changes, the final date will depend on the number of edits.

I recommend between 4-6 minutes for the length of a Montage Video to ensure the video stays entertaining, snappy and fun throughout. But it’s your project, and you can request whatever you want.

You will be emailed a link to a system and given access to a folder that is only visible to you and Life and Times Video to upload all of your footage and photos. If you prefer to give me a USB or external hard drive, you will be emailed an address to post the USB to. Or if you live in Perth, you can hand this to me in person.

Absolutely.  You can choose the music, or  you can leave it up to us.  There are no costs for the music on personal, private, family videos that are not shown publicly. If you intend to feature your video publicly for commercial purposes, we can select free music from licensed music libraries.  But if you select commercial pop music, this can be very expensive and clients would need to meet any costs.

The final video is recorded on a USB stick, which can be played on a variety of devices – your tv, phone, iPad, computer.  Your time capsule will be presented in a professionally packaged gift box to place it on your book shelf or in your household library.  This makes it easy to find and watch whenever you want. You will also get an online link to share the Legacy video with your family and friends.  DVDs or Videos are also an option.

Absolutely.  You get an opportunity to view the film and request any changes before the video is finalised.  If there is a shot you really don’t want, we can take it out or replace it if there is another shot already available.

For small home and family video editing, work will begin when the full amount has been paid. For other larger Life and Times Video projects, a deposit will be required up front and final payment made within 7 days of delivery. Details on how to pay will be sent to you via email.

I am confident that Life and Times Video can turn any of your footage or photos into a professional video – something special that you will be happy with. We will create a story from a selection of the most compelling shots you send in. If I feel that I do not have enough material to work with, then I’ll get in touch with you to discuss how we can proceed or, if necessary, offer a refund.

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CIndy Siano Life and Times Video

Cindy Siano, Family Video Producer

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I’m Cindy,  I produce professional home or family videos and I have heaps of experience from the tv and advertising industry.  I help people capture their family memories and stories on video to enjoy now and pass onto future generations.  Now I’m ready to tell your story.