Before the advent of moving images, the best way to stay entertained for two hours was to line thousands of pictures on the ground and sprint beside them with a fixed gaze. Enjoy the leisure of technology with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a Satellite Package customized photo-montage DVD from Your Reel Life (a $149 value).
At Your Reel Life, owner Suzanne Hendrix channels her 17 years of commercial production and editing experience with such clients as Budweiser, Burger King, and Livestrong into professionally personalized DVDs. After amateur shutterbugs upload up to 50 digital photos and unlimited music choices in the special Groupon Voucher section of the website, the image-sound synchronizing specialists merge them into a five- to six-minute multimedia masterpiece. Customers can also scatter up to two title slides and two captions throughout the nostalgia sequence to serve as photo labels, audience prompters, or subliminal messages from future presidents. Once an editor has created a presentable product, she posts it onto the web for cyber approval before burning it onto a DVD.
The DVD produced by Your Reel Life comes encased in a custom-designed cover to fit with the theme of the slide show. As soon as it arrives at its master's house, the photos it contains are deleted from Your Reel Life's system to ensure privacy and minimize the chance of accidentally broadcasting them into Martian condo complexes.