Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

We have answered many common questions on this page about both Legacy Videos and Tribute Videos. If your inquiry is not listed here, please feel welcome to contact us. Our film crew shoots in most major cities and surrounding areas.

Legacy Video FAQ

What is a Legacy Video?

A Legacy Video is a video of you or a loved one telling stories, sharing family history, and giving advice to others.

Why do a Legacy Video?

We make the time to professionally capture those amazing family stories that you either don’t have the time to film, don’t have the equipment for, or simply don’t know what to do with the footage once you have it.

 We all film everything with our phones these days, but then what? Where is that footage? When do you ever watch it again? How do you edit it? How good is the quality?

Is this just for older people?

NO WAY! Legacy Videos are for ANYONE and ANY AGE. Our clients have been elders leaving behind wonderful words and stories, as well as younger people talking to their young children and future grandchildren.

Who buys one of these?

You can purchase one for a loved one, or for yourself! Often family members will chip in to buy one for another family member. Do you have stories to tell? Do you want to remember your grandfather’s history? It’s up to you.

Who will see the video?

The video is for you and your family. The videos are private and up to you who you share them with.

Where is the shoot?

We can shoot wherever is comfortable to you. Our small crew typically comes to your house and sets up in your favorite place.

How long is the shoot?

From arrival to exit is usually around 3 hours. That includes set up, take down, and the casual interview.

How long are the videos?

There is no set minimum length, but they typically end up between 30 minutes to an hour. This depends on the length and comfort of the participant and their stories.

I want to create a Legacy Video. What do I do now?

Simply contact us by clicking here and we will set up an initial consultation phone call to discuss questions and details. There is no charge or obligation with this call.

How do I view the video?

We will deliver a flash drive that you can download and share, AND we will post it on a password protected site online to share across the planet.

What if the participant is shy?

Everyone gets a little nervous in front of a camera, it’s natural! Our small team consists of very empathetic, nurturing, and sensitive crew members that put everyone at ease, making the experience more of a fun event than a nervous filming session.

Tribute Video FAQ

What is a Tribute Video?

A Tribute Video is a video of you, your family members, friends, coworkers, teammates, etc. paying tribute to a loved one. Each person gets to tell stories, share memories, give advice, and express how much that person means to you. We edit them all together and voila, you have an amazing tribute video to gift to your person of honor!

We gather everyone together in one location and have a fun and lighthearted filming event where you get to talk up your chosen loved one – without them being there!

Why do a Tribute Video?

Too often we never tell people how we actually feel about them. How great a feeling would it be to hear from all of the special people in your life talking about how much you mean to them on video? ShineLight makes the time and the space for a group of you to truly honor someone in your life.

Don’t wait another day to let someone know just how special they are to you.

Who could you celebrate?

You can celebrate ANYONE! Perhaps a milestone birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, deployment, mitzvah, sweet 16, special accomplishment, and the list goes on!

Who buys one of these?

Often times people will chip in to buy one for a mutual friend or family member. Others just simply pay for the whole thing and help select those that should be included.

Who will see the video?

The video is for you and the participant. The videos are private and up to you who you share them with.

Where is the shoot?

We can shoot wherever is comfortable to you. Our small crew typically comes to someone’s house where everybody gathers. Many times this ends up being a great reason for a reunion or small party.

How long is the shoot?

From arrival to exit is usually around 3-4 hours. That includes set up, take down, and the casual interviews with each participant.

How many participants are there?

Typically a Tribute Video has 5-10 participants. We can adjust timing and pricing if you have a need for more.

How do I view the video?

We will deliver a flash drive that you can download and share, AND we will post it on a password protected site online to share across the planet.

What if a participant is shy?

Everyone gets a little nervous in front of a camera, it’s natural! Our small team consists of very empathetic, nurturing, and sensitive crew members that put everyone at ease, making the experience more of a fun event than a nervous filming session.

I want to create a Legacy Video. What do I do now?

Simply contact us by clicking here and we will set up an initial consultation phone call to discuss questions and details. There is no charge or obligation with this call.

How long are the videos?

There is no set minimum length, but they typically end up between 15 to 20 minutes.

Ready to tell your story or honor someone special? Contact us for a free consultation.

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