Photo tribute slideshows and music are important parts of a funeral ceremony. Here’s how to make it all happen….
How many photos and songs do we need?
Start by choosing the music you’d like. Two songs or pieces of music is typical. Aim for the slideshow to be between 6 to 9 minutes long.
A good number of photos to pick for the slideshow tribute is between 60 and 80. You can work out how many photos you’ll need by adding up the duration of the two songs. Allow 5 seconds per photo.
For example: if you have two songs totalling 8 minutes, you’ll need 96 photos.
If you have 6 minutes of music in total, you’ll need 72 photos.
And if you have one song lasting 3 minutes, you’ll need 36 photos.
If you have any short video clips, add them in too!
If you are creating the slideshow
If you are creating the photo slideshow, please export the finished presentation into a video format. We prefer .mp4 files. Check your creation software for instructions. For example, if you are using Powerpoint on either Mac or PC, you can save the slideshow as a video from the FILE > EXPORT menu.
Ensure the music is embedded into the slideshow and save it in good quality.
We’ll give you a special link to upload the files to us.
Please do not send these files to us by email as we cannot accept them this way. Often media files are too big to email, or they are automatically sent in a reduced file size or low resolution which means the quality is too low.
If we are creating the slideshow
If we are producing the slideshow for you, pick the photos and two songs to accompany them as above.
We’ll source the music. Just tell us the songs you’d like and leave the rest to us. We need artist and title, or a YouTube link. If there’s a particular version of the song, let us know too.
In either case: Favourite Photo
Please pick your favourite photo so we can use it to open and close the ceremony, and have it on the screens in the venue too.
Name this file something like JOHN SMITH – FAVOURITE PHOTO so we can spot it easily.
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