Posts tagged ‘video funeral’
Thursday 11th November 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, No comments
Tune into BBC breakfast TV tomorrow morning at 7.40am - I’m being interviewed by Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin about funeral photography and filming funerals 7.40am
Wednesday 26th May 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, 1 comment
video above is one of our samples of the many funerals that we film – this one was for a young man who died earler this year.
‘why on earth would anyone want to film a funeral’ a gentleman said to me today looking utterly shocked that this was part of our service!
When people ask me this question I always recall a lovely client, who’s husband was a musician from the 60s. He died too soon, his funeral was kept quiet from the press, it was a fairly small service, with just close friends and family. We filmed the whole service and captured elements of the day like the grounds, the sun shining through the trees, the dove, the flowers, the singing and the eulogies etc – it was then beautifully edited.
A few weeks later the client called to say she’d watched the DVD and was overwhelmed at how comforting it was. She went on to tell me the whole day went in such a fog she’d forgotten all the lovely parts of the funeral and the wonderful things people said. She was happy see that she’d given her husband a good funeral and glad she’d had it filmed, because watching it back allowed her some closure.
So why do we film funerals?:
1) To capture and remember the wonderful way we say goodbye, especially if a lot of thought and effort has gone into the planning of a funeral
2) To watch back after the fog has cleared and to gain some closure
3) To remember and recall the eulogies and words and poems said
4) To send to people who cant be at the funeral
5) To film messages and stories of guest at the funeral