Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Little Help!

I told you I'd tell you if there's anything we need, right?

Well, we need something. My niece, Brandi, has painstakingly scanned 300 photos of Teri and her life for a slideshow to view at the visitation Wednesday afternoon.

Turns out we need video-making software to create a movie, to burn on a DVD that will play on the equipment at the funeral home.

The funeral home folks will create the DVD for us, at a cost of $100. That seems a little steep to me. 29 cents seems reasonable.

Anyone out there that can take our CD, quick-load them into video software, and burn a slideshow on a DVD for us? Is it that easy, or am I crazies?


Thanks so much to everyone that responded here, via e-mail, and facebook with suggestions and offers to help. We managed to squeak by with a DVD slide show by 2:30 in the afternoon, rush off to get showered and dressed, and back to the funeral home by 4:00.

The show was a big success, and put smiles on a lot of faces tonight.


  1. Marinemom8:46 PM

    Can't you put it together on powerpoint? I don't have my laptop here, but that's the first thing I would try. I'm not much into video / photo software. Wish I could help.

  2. Cousin Melinda10:09 PM

    Another option could be to use a digital frame - load the pics on a SD card, plug it in, Whaaa Laa! I have a dual frame you are welcome to use (2- 4x6 pics at one time), but I can't make it there before 6:00 ish Wednesday. If all else fails, go ahead and have the funeral home create the DVD - at my expense. My gift to you and the kids.
    You can contact me at 309-699-4528 if you need me to bring the frame - or anything else I can do. Or e-mail me at mjtaz@comcast.net

  3. I agree with the Powerpoint or see if someone has a Mac. That's another option.

    If you need some additional assistance, contact the Pobble and she knows how to reach me and I can see what I can do.

  4. I wish I'd seen this last night....I hope you got it worked out....

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