Family History Video Packages

A family history video is a legacy of you and your ancestry. It captures your voice, laugh and personality for your loved ones to share. We take this responsibility seriously and want to make sure your life story is captured in the most natural and professional way possible.

To craft this keepsake, we provide three main family history video packages that are designed to be straightforward and transparent. But if you want to personalise your package, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss how we can best capture the story of your lifetime.

Classic Long Yarn Package


This is the family history video package for those looking to explore every avenue to their family and personal history

The Classic Long Yarn allows for a more relaxed interview that takes place over 3-4 hours. This video package gives us the best chance to look at all aspects of your life and family history. As with the Compact Long Yarn package, we’ll provide you with a welcome package and My Yarn Memory Book to help you generate some ideas for stories you’d like to tell on filming day. However, for the Classic Long Yarn video package we’ll be pulling out all of our best interview techniques and impromptu questions to help you explore your family history from a fresh perspective.

On filming day everything will be recorded using professional cinematography equipment and the resulting footage will then be edited and colour corrected to create a timeless memento for you and your family that will run for approximately 1 hour. For more details visit our Frequently Asked Questions page

In your package you will receive:

  • A Long Yarn Films preparation package to get you ready for filming day
  • A 5-hour filming session including setup and one-on-one interview
  • A professionally edited Long Yarn film including around 60-80 family photos that are scanned and restored (delivered on Blu Ray/DVD and USB)
  • A privately hosted online version of the Long Yarn to email to friends and family
  • Delivery of the whole package in a Long Yarn Films keepsake box

Cost ~ $3540

Compact Long Yarn Package


This is the family history video package best suited to those who are looking for a quicker option. It tends to work well for people that are a little camera shy, or those that struggle to remember stories off the top of their head.

The Compact Long Yarn video package provides a more concise filming day, with a 45-minute structured interview that focuses on the most important parts of your life and family history. To help get things done more quickly we begin by sending you a welcome package and special My Yarn Memory Book which has the questions that will be asked on filming day ready for you to complete. This way you can have your answers ready to go once the camera starts recording. After the interview, the booklet is then yours to have as a cherished keepsake for you and your family.

On filming day everything will be recorded using professional cinematography equipment and the resulting footage will then be edited and colour corrected to create a timeless memento for you and your family that will run for approximately 30 minutes. For more details please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

In your package you will receive:

  • A Long Yarn Films preparation package to get you ready for filming day
  • A 2-hour filming session including setup and one-on-one interview
  • A professionally edited Long Yarn film including 50 family photos (delivered on Blu Ray/DVD and USB)
  • A privately hosted online version of the Long Yarn to email to friends and family
  • Delivery of the whole package in a Long Yarn Films keepsake box

Cost ~ $1650

Essentials Long Yarn Package


Sometimes you just want to tell your story quickly and easily. Our Essentials Package is designed to allow you to film a life story or family history interview without all the extras included in our other packages. This makes it the most affordable way to archive your story for future generations.

The Essentials Long Yarn video package gets straight to the point with a 45-minute structured interview without a pre-production meeting. To supplement the pre-production meeting you will receive a welcome package and special My Yarn Memory Book which has the questions that will be asked on filming day ready for you to complete. This way you can have your answers ready to go once the camera starts recording. After the interview, the booklet is then yours to have as a cherished keepsake for you and your family.

On filming day everything will be recorded using professional cinematography equipment and the resulting footage will then be edited and colour corrected to create a timeless memento for you and your family that will run for approximately 30 minutes.

In your Essentials package you will receive:

  • A Long Yarn Films preparation package to get you ready for filming day
  • A 2-hour filming session including setup and 45-minute one-on-one interview
  • A professionally edited Long Yarn film including 50 family photos - delivered on USB

Cost ~ $995

Short Yarn – Highlights Package


A Short Yarn is a 5-minute highlights film featuring the best parts of your Classic or Compact Long Yarn interview. This shorter film is great for sharing with friends and family, in addition to a being touching centrepiece for special events such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Short Yarns are best ordered at the same time as your Long Yarn family history video package. However, we can create one up to two years after your interview using our stored backups for a small surcharge.

In your Short Yarn package you will receive:

  • A professionally edited Short Yarn highlights film running for approximately 5 minutes using your personal images
  • A privately hosted online version of the Short Yarn to share with family and friends
  • A Blu-Ray/DVD version of the film to watch on your television

Cost ~ $500

Contact Us To Plan Your Family History Video Package

You can email us using the form below or call us on 0403 521 722 for a free consultation about putting together your family history video package.

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