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.
- Funeral Service: $300
- Funeral Service plus Graveside service: $400
- Travel over 50 miles round trip, per mile: $0.50
Below are excerpts from a couple of funerals we have covered.