ARS Video goes back 25 years, and three generations of its founding family have overseen the company’s growth. What started in 1987 with a room-sized machine continues today on desktop computers: the staff transfers VHS or Hi8 footage, slides, pictures, and 8mm and 16mm film to DVDs. They also transfer audiocassettes and reel-to-reel audio to CDs or recover video from hard drives, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Beyond working with long-ago recorded images, the ARS team ventures out to perform videography and editing services for bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, weddings, and TV pilots—the ones who sit in a TV’s cockpit.
Film students represent a distinct sector of the undergrad community, one characterized by abundant creativity and an intense professional drive. That’s why KSET Studios LLC staffs film students to produce its marketing videos for individuals and businesses. With the studio’s stock of modern equipment, the staff captures footage to create web videos, instructional videos, video résumés, and many other multimedia projects.
Using archival-quality materials, Fotobet incorporates artfully captured photographs and user-submitted images to forge personalized prints and greeting cards that make for one-of-a-kind wedding presents, home decorations, and gifts. Customers choose from an arsenal of striking snapshots that symbolize each letter of a special name, word, or Scrabble rack. For instance, they can select an image of the Brooklyn Bridge's gothic arches to represent the letter M, a carriage wheel to stand in for O, or a mediocre report card to symbolize C. The photographed letters—which are all original shots taken in New York City—can be left in color, tinted in sepia tone, or rendered in black and white.
Customers can choose from more than 13,000 custom-cut frame and mat combinations to create an original Fotobet picture. They can also opt for the smaller-scale Fotobet Jr. to decorate a cozy space or kids' rooms, or go with a Fotobet Mini, which mounts selected images on 8"x10" or 4"x10" blocks of beveled wood.:m]]
Fledgling page-crafters and expert scrapbookers alike can find all their design needs amid the store’s large selection. Printed paper (64 cents to $1.99 per sheet) serves as a fluorescent canvas for the millions of memories begging to be released from cranium file cabinets and cemented onto album pages ($15.99 to $34.99). Bedazzle your favorite photos, love poems, and scrapple recipes with stickers and embellishments (99 cents to $5.79), or peruse the vast clearance aisles for items up to 75% off. The store’s extensive travel section lends itself to memorializing family vacations, cross-country road trips, or semesters abroad spent pirating off the coast of Australia.