I didn’t let on to my client that this was going to be a huge challenge.
Debbie has me make a photo montage for each of her kids as they turn 50, and they all have a curve ball thrown into the mix that really pushes the limits of my creativity. “Here’s a photo of a redwood tree trunk,” she said. “I want it to illustrate my daughter climbing the corporate ladder. I want branches to appear to grow from the trunk as my daughter climbs up the tree until she gets to the top. The name of every company she’s worked for has to appear in the foliage of each branch.”
“Not so bad”, I thought. As a wedding videographer I’ve done many photo montages for my clients over the years, and while this one had a little twist to it, it was definitely do-able. But would it be good enough to please Debbie? Hmmm.
Now, Debbie’s an interior designer of very discriminating taste with very high expectations. The montage was going to be shown at Kathy’s birthday party out of state and the whole family was going to be there to watch it so it had to be good. Here’s how it turned out. Following the tree segment provided here for you to watch is the email I received after everyone watched the montage.
“Our video was a huge success! There was laughter, a few tears and genuine disappointment when it came to a close because they all wanted more. Kathy could not have been more pleased. She loved it all, but especially the “Lone Ranger”, her boys and the Logo Tree. Thanks so much for all you did. You made it a very special Thanksgiving for all 20 of us.” Debbie
24KT Sound & Video: Southern California wedding and special event videography. “You have a very special video awaiting you.”
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