Choose Your Photos: The best photos to include in a DVD slideshow are horizontally-oriented, in focus, clean of fingerprints and smudges and physically intact (for scanning). Try to avoid photos which are blurry and photos with the subjects oriented near the top or sides of the picture. The subjects of the photos should be centered as much as possible. Avoid photos where the subject’s heads have been "cut off" or parts of their bodies are off-camera (unless this fits the theme or the emotion you want to capture). If you want to use a specific photo and it is not the quality as noted above, I can try to enhance the photo , but keep in mind that it might affect the overall effect of the particular slide. I do realize that sometimes the "old" photos we want to capture are "less than desirable", but you might still want to use the photo. If restoration or more than minor enhancements are required, I will provide you a quote for this service.
Arrange and Count Your Photos: If you have print photos and wish them to be presented in a specific order in the slideshow, number them by placing a "sticky note" on the back of each photo. Please do not write on the photos in pen or ink or place a "sticky note" on the front of the photos. It works great to break it down into sections of about 25-35 photos per average song (10-12 photos per minute of music). Obtain a total count (plus total video and/or digital photos) and decide on the package desired. If you are providing digital photos, save them with a filename that will sort them in the order to be displayed.
Assemble Other Media: Gather digital images, video clips, music selections, etc. and decide on your theme.
Choose Your Music: If you wish to use your own CDs, select the music you want. However, you must own an original copy of your music selection. Submit the original CD, along with your photographs (all materials you supply will be returned to you with your order). Capture Memories In Motion cannot accept downloaded or home-burned CD copies of music. If you don't own the music on an original CD, Capture Memories In Motion will purchase a legal copy on line. Please indicate the song title and artist. If you need any assistance, please contact me.
Verify Your DVD Player: Look at the back of your DVD player to obtain the brand and model number. Then go to VideoHelp.com and locate the Search Player field. Enter your DVD player information and click Search. Locate your DVD Player's information. The compatible DVD media types are listed (DVD+R, DVD-R, or both). If your DVD player is NOT compatible with DVD+R media, please request DVD-R media for your order. If you need assistance, contact me. Most DVD players made after 1996 should be compatible with either type of media, but please check to be sure. Also, I typically format all DVD slideshows in “widescreen” format. If you will be playing the DVD on a “standard” television, please let me know and I will format your slideshow video to fit that format.
Contact Me: Print out and complete the order form (download at the button below). Send the order form back to me via e-mail and I will contact you with the final quote and go over any questions, concerns, special requests, etc. If you are located in the Metro area, local drop off or pick up of materials can be arranged. If you are outside the Metro area, I will provide mailing/shipping details once the order is established. Contact me to receive a final quote and confirm details.