Photo Montage or Video Conversion Services at Keepsake Family Tree Video in Riverwoods


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  • Preserve precious memories
  • Convert camcorder, beta, or VHS film
  • 180-image montage set to music

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Promotional value expires Apr 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 to Keepsake Family Tree Video in Riverwoods. Choose between two options:

• For $25, you get two tape-to-DVD transfers (up to two hours each) (a $50 value).
• For $429, you get a 12-minute photo montage of 180 pictures set to music, plus five copies of the DVD (a $781 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-hour camcorder, beta, or VHS film recordings, 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, tape 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.

For photo montages, Gelfond gathers together up to 180 treasured shots and sets them to sound of custom tunes, inserting five titles and special effects transitions, such as artistic fading or laser beams blasting from the family goldfish's eyes. The personable owner meets with each client to completely customize the undulating visuals. Each montage comes with five DVD copies to hand out to relatives or gift to envious LaserDisc machines.

Keepsake Family Tree Video

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.

Customer Reviews

90 Ratings

Dan is awesome! Very accommodating. I highly recommend working with Him and will recommend him to all my family and friends.
Rebecca S. · June 28, 2014
He did a great job in just a couple of days!
Gary M. · June 27, 2014
They did a good job of DVD copying at a very reasonable price.
Eileen S. · June 11, 2014
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    2600 Forest Glen Trl.

    Riverwoods, Illinois 60015


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