Do you have a story to tell or a precious memory you want to preserve?
By having your story made in audio you create a unique keepsake that can be enjoyed again and again.
Audio is an incredibly powerful way of conveying emotions and has a deep intimacy.
It is especially powerful to convey emotional messages – the person is speaking directly to the listener.
This is an example of a highly personal audio story from Canadian radio – before her Mum died of cancer Rachel Matlow recorded conversations with her. This is a link to an article and you can listen here too.
An audio production can be shared with anyone you chose to share with wherever they are in the world.
It can be downloaded so your family and friends can listen whenever they want to and as many times as they like.
Examples of my recent audio productions here
Precious memories preserved in audio
Memories fade and none of us are here forever, professionally produced audio can help preserve important memories and document lives lived.
Think about preserving the dearest memories of parents and grandparents and hearing those moments spoken by the person themselves.
This is something which can provide a deep feeling of connection even after someone is no longer with us.
Audio productions can be used for a whole range of personal stories:
- to record life stories to keep and treasure
- to mark milestone birthdays
- to tell the story of a personal business
- to send family messages
- to surprise a loved one
Audio is a great option as not everyone feels at ease in front of a camera and the production costs are lower.
But video can be added if desired – either short fragments or a full scale video production. Existing material can also be edited into the final production.
How it works
By using professional storytelling skills developed from more than 25 years in professional journalism I will help you structure and produce your story.
Professional recording and editing techniques will ensure that the stories are of the highest quality.
My audio production history includes work for the BBC, Radio Television Hong Kong and Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
Various levels of personal audio stories can be made:
Short interview style: 10-15 minute montage taken from a single interview (based on questions from a briefing) with voice-overs and music (from 450 euros)
Long interview style: 25 – 30 minute montage taken from two interviews (based on a briefing) with voice-overs and music (from 650 euros)
Short radio documentary style: 20 – 25 minutes – based on several interviews with mix of sound effects, music and narration. (From 950 euros)
Longer radio documentary style: 35-40 minutes – based on multiple interviews, sound effects, with music mix and narration. (from 1,250 euros)
As an optional extra video can be added to any of the above production choices. Prices to be negotiated and depend on amount of time required to film and edit.