The staff at CSD Sports Framing & Memorabilia routinely preserve high-value artifacts behind glass—from Emmitt Smith's Dancing with the Stars outfit to a piece of the floor from Michael Jordan's last game—but that's not the only thing that sets this framing store apart. The framers here handcraft nearly every aspect their projects in-house, including the frame, mounts, and custom engravings.
Although the framing of art and memorabilia is their primary focus, the staff still traffics in the autographed merchandise that helped launch their business. Visitors to the shop can ogle a Hall of Fame football signed by the Dallas Cowboys and renew the Curse of the Bambino on a Red Sox World Series banner.
The tech-savvy staff at Replicopy transfers sights and sounds from VHS, Hi8, 8mm and 16mm film, mini-DV or DVCAM to DVD, as well as bulk-cloning 100 CDs on request. Preserve two-hour visual records of disastrous birthday parties on DVD or noise-only recordings of hour-long staring contests on CD, discarding antiquated or degenerating formats in favor of pristine new disc-based mediums. Alternatively, technicians can supply 100 copies of CDs, replicating its original sound and cover art exactly. Both services are completed in about a week, depending on the current workload of Replicopy employees.
Golfers across Texas, Arizona, and Georgia get an expert's opinion on their local private and public courses through AvidGolfer Magazine. The professionals also offer some basic instructions, in-depth product reviews, and careful explanations of why a lower score is better. Besides expert advice, the magazine releases an annual passbook that grants subscribers entry into several local courses.
Action Video Service's tech-savvy team assists patrons and Fortune 500 companies alike with video and audio duplication, transfer, and design. When they're not duplicating DVDs and CDs, technicians convert a range of film and photo types—from Betamax and VHS to 16-millimeter and Super 8 movies—into DVDs. They also compile videos and photos into music-accompanied slideshows, digitize 35-millimeter film slides for CD use, encode videos into streamable files, and create MP3s from cassettes, vinyl records, and the sorcerous spirits that bellow out of phonographs. Along with their transferring and assembling skills, Action Video Service's award-winning crew harnesses their video-production and editing know-how to help corporations and legal firms shape video projects and commercials.
Ebony Blanc provides high quality, professional photos of candid moments. The best moments happen when you're having fun, so we like to make everyone feel at ease. We provide a little direction and creativity, and focus on the interaction between you and your loved ones.
Enchanted Faeries Studio seems less like a venue for family photos, and more like a portal to another world. During sessions, children don flowing dresses or fantasy woodland costumes, as well as shimmering wings. They pose for pictures by sitting atop giant toadstools, holding bright lanterns, or even puckering their lips at a hopeful frog figurine. The staff members touch up the images with ethereal effects—they can add flames to a brandished sword, or create a mirror-like pond to complete the forest environment. Parents can even wear wings of their own in a group portrait, and later purchase photo packages of prints and DVDs.