Charles Batteau Video Services
A funeral is intended to facilitate healing for the family and friends of the deceased; however, oftentimes the grief is so great that we don’t actually hear the words said by the minister. A funeral video can help with healing by allowing the family to hear the words and music again, when the feeling is not quite so raw.
A funeral video can also help bring closure for family members who are unable to attend the funeral.
We can record a funeral in a funeral home or in a church. As always, we work with the minister or funeral director to ensure that we stay out of peoples’ way and show proper reverence.
We record the funeral using two video cameras and, usually, a separate audio pickup so that it will be possible to understand every word said. If we record the graveside service as well, we use a single camera with an on-camera microphone. We strive to be as reverent and unimposing as possible, although at the gravesite it is more difficult simply because of the limited amount of space available.
A new service (as of 2019) is closed captioning on your video. If there is a family member with a hearing impairment, this may be a blessing for them. Because of the time required to transcribe the funeral service, this is an extra cost option. Closed captioning for other than English (spoken) to English (text) can be done; however, this will require collaboration with you (least expensive) or a professional translator (more cost) to get it correct. For an example of closed captioning in multiple languages, look at https://vimeo.com/303564752. (This used Google Translate assisted by my own limited fluency in German and Portuguese.)
- Funeral Service: $300
- Funeral Service plus Graveside service: $400
- Travel over 50 miles round trip, per mile: $0.50
- English closed captioning for the hearing impaired: $150