Video once revolutionized the human record, enabling visual preservation of once-in-a-lifetime moments such as the birth of a child, the falling of the Berlin Wall, and all 11 seasons of Baywatch. Lifeguard precious memories for future generations with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two tape-to-DVD transfers (up to two hours each) at Keepsake Family Tree Video in Riverwoods (a $50 value).
As a former interviewer under Steven Spielberg's cinematic wing, Keepsake Family Tree Video owner Dan Gelfond built his own visual empire around the art of preserving timeless memories. Ready to revamp any two 2-hours of camcorder, beta, or VHS film, Keepsake converts footage onto DVD to protect home movies from the dangers of dust, decay, and hungry pet goats. Each new disc comes printed with its former tape's name, or your preferred title ruse, and is safely packaged in a slim-line colored case. Depending on the shop's number of pending conversion requests, tapes transformations take anywhere from one day to four weeks, affording you just enough time to update your home theater with a new DVD player and the requisite smell-o-vision.
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Dan Gelfond spent four years working as a video interviewer for Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. In that time, he used his videographer's eye and interviewer's wit to help collect the testimony of thousands of Holocaust survivors and witnesses, immortalizing their stories. He also discovered his passion for preserving memories through video, a love that became a career when he founded Keepsake Family Tree Video.
Dan records major events, such as weddings or mitzvahs. He also lends his expertise and professional equipment to the production of corporate videos or event recordings, including vital trainings, all-hands meetings, and that one time Thompson left a thumbtack on the boss's chair. Additionally, he rescues old memories, like kids taking their first steps, from outdated and fading VHS or camcorder tapes by transferring them to DVD. His original creation, the Living Legacy DVD, remains his most notable service. As outlined in the Chicago Tribune, Dan employs the same skills he used working for the Visual History Foundation to interview a beloved family member, forever preserving their stories, advice, and wisdom. He travels anywhere in the world to conduct these interviews, bringing his professional lighting equipment, microphones, and, most importantly, demeanor.
2600 Forest Glen Trail
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015