Thanks to Michael Halsall at FingerFrame Media for putting together this tribute.
When my husband passed away, he left behind not only a lot of memories, but things that friends and family didn’t even know about, like his music compositions; his inventions – some even patented; his love of baseball; hockey; animals, and a deep regard for Mother Earth.
I know Michael from Georgetown Little Theatre, where we have shared the stage and worked many times together offstage too. When I decided to put together a memorial slide show, Mike was my first and best choice. His care and consideration made the process so simple and the final product is both brilliant and amazing.
I am so pleased.
The photos are almost all taken by me, and the video clips too. The music accompaniment is original work composed by my husband Mark Coates. The rest was up to Michael.
I met Michael through a mutual friend who recommended him to me to do a photo/musical CD for a loved one's "Celebration of Life".
When I first met Michael, I instinctively knew he was going to assist me in making my reality on this CD come true.
He was very professional and made constructive suggestions to ensure it was going to be exactly how I had envisioned it.
Michael was very open minded about new ideas and very patient with any last minute changes!
The completed DVD was a masterpiece! Everyone at the Celebration of Life was overwhelmed with the presentation and the feedback was so positive and uplifting.
Thank you Michael for creating such a beautiful memorial.
When the doctors announced that my baby girl was going to be born with a club foot, I was devastated. I didn't know what that meant, what would happen, and if it could be fixed.
As it turned out, while it was no picnic, it was not horrible either. I wanted to let my daughter know what had happened to her, and to let others know that a club foot is not the devastating event I imagined it to be.
I approached Michael to see about making a children's book called Cora's Club. He was enthusiastic about helping me and was very willing to listen to my feedback.
The completed book was all I wanted and more.
Since then, Michael has also done two other books--one for my daughter, and one for my son--as well as a wonderful video Christmas present with my daughter that you can view on his videos page.
Most recently Michael did a book that featured my son but also included his whole kindergarten class. In it, he follows the class during a typical day. It is truly a wonderful memento that will last a lifetime.
I know Michael through his father. He assured me he could quickly put together a professional-looking slideshow video to be shown at my husband Ron's 75th birthday party.
I sent him a number of pictures and he sourced some others from his father's slides and pictures. I also gave him a list of our favourite songs.
The slideshow video that he produced vastly exceeded my expectations. The video was a huge hit at the party and received many positive comments. Michael also produced several copies of a custom-built DVD for our viewing pleasure after the party was over.
I would not hesitate to recommend FingerFrame Media for any media project that anyone could want.