Funeral & Remembrance Service Filming

Filming a Funeral or Cremation service may seem a little strange, but for many people during these times, it is becoming a great source of comfort. Recording the funeral allows those unable to attend to pay their respects and view the service.

During this crisis, restrictions around how many and who can attend a funeral can add to the grief and stress of loosing a loved one. A video recording can be shared with family and friends if not able to attend in person.

Turkey Red Media have filmed a number of funerals, cremations and memorial services during the current crisis. We understand the importance of the day and we treat it with the utmost respect.

Whilst we have the capability to stream the service, we would not recommend this for a variety of reasons at this time. Streaming is not always reliable, and we feel that a more tastefully edited video is more appropriate.

Filming is discreet and cameras are all broadcast quality along with high quality audio.


“I had never really thought of funeral services being recorded but this crisis has caused us all to rethink what might be possible or appropriate. I have worked with Turkey Red Media many times at Lomond Church and can guarantee their professionalism. Of late I have also conducted a few funeral services where they have been filming and I have been impressed by their sensitive approach. This is a difficult time for anyone facing bereavement. Many would wish to attend but are unable to do so because of current restrictions.The service offered would ensure that all would be able to share in the event. Many have talked about a later celebration of a loved ones life. It would also be poignant to be able to include the recording at such a celebration. ”

Rev. Ian H. Miller

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

We will supply a Camera Operator and two full broadcast quality cameras that are in a fixed position, normally at the rear of the location. These will be unobtrusive and we will respect the current social distancing guidelines.

The video is then edited by one our team on the day, incorporating any digital photos or special wording if required.

We upload the video of the whole service on the same day, to a video sharing platform. We will send a private link by email that you can then share with your family. The video will be hosted by us for 24 months, which is included in the costs. The video can be download to keep in a variety of formats, and played on all tablets, phones, and desktops, including most smart TV’s.

The Total for this is £250.00 (inclusive of VAT)

Common Questions:

WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER ?

We typically cover West Dunbartonshire, but can travel to other locations if required, just ask.

1) Inform the Funeral Director and ask them to contact us if they wish to.

2) Obtaining consent from the venue hosting the funeral and the clergyman or celebrant leading the service is crucial . Please provide us with relevant contact details and we can take care of this for you. To date we have approval to film at Cardross and Clydebank Crematoriums.

3) We would advise informing those attending in advance that filming will be taking place. We will typically not film those attending, but please advise if someone does not want filmed.

4) Send us any wording you wish to use on the video and your relative’s key information, name or other information you want detailed on the video. Relevant photos and pre recorded readings and music may also be useful but not necessary.

3) We would advise informing those attending in advance that filming will be taking place. We will typically not film those attending, but please advise if someone does not want filmed.

4) Send us any wording you wish to use on the video and your relative’s key information, name or other information you want detailed on the video. Relevant photos and pre recorded readings and music may also be useful but not necessary.

HOW DO YOU COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING ?

We have already filmed a number of funerals and services during the crisis, and our team is fully aware of the current restrictions. We will keep a minimum of 2m distance from all attendees at all times. This may place some restrictions around the locations of cameras and equipment. We will not wear masks unless absolutely necessary or if government guidelines change. We will wear gloves and will be equipped with hand sanitiser. All of our equipment will be sanitised before and after use.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY ?

We will typically arrive early and setup the cameras outside the venue / location. We will liase with the venue / clergyman / celebrant and access the venue and setup the equipment ahead of the service. We also need to remove the equipment quickly afterwards but will do this discretely once all mourners have left the venue.

HOW DO WE PAY YOU AND WHEN ?

We will send you an invoice once we have delivered the video. We accept PayPal, (credit cards through PayPal without a PayPal account), but prefer a BACS payment if possible. During this time we are unable to take cash as payment.


CAN YOU NOT SUPPLY THE VIDEO ON DVD ?

Most people rarely use DVD players anymore or have access to them, if required we can supply the film on a memory stick for a minimum fee.
Should you have any other questions then please contact us.

Email: info@turkeyredmedia.com
Tel: 01389 887 508