This is an example of a typical breakdown of a project with all three steps to get to a final vision such as creating a custom memory book of a military service member or family history archive with a medium size collection of photos, documents, and memorabilia.
- Prepare - We will discuss your project goals and establish your vision while you gather all your materials. Once your materials are handed over, I'll organize and create your file structure, inventory items, and create your custom quote for Step 2. We will create your Free 2GB private cloud storage account for file transfers, review, and digital uploads. Cost $300 **if the collection is extremely large or multiple pickups are required I will charge accordingly and quote prior to moving forward. Upon completion, I'll provide full inventory, draft contracts/quotes for Step 2.
- Preserve - I'll scan and digitize your items or convert old media. You will transfer any digital media to your cloud account if not completed in Step 1. I'll work on edits of scanned items such as basic crops, color correction, tagging, and naming. We will purchase permanent private cloud storage and a backup hard drive based upon the storage capacity size of finished digital items, and/or if desired we will obtain archival storage boxes, or other materials -based upon your selections. (Price is based upon quote of qty of items from step 1 but typically runs between $750 - $1500 + ad ons decided at time of quote. Next, we will close out and review the draft contracts/quotes for Step 3.
- Present - I'll complete the final organizing and begin to do the layout and design of your end product (book, video, other). We will hold 2-4 video/phone sessions for your oral history, stories, captions, or design proofs. Tie up any loose ends, arrange turnover of your items, and present your finished product! We finish with closeout, billing, and celebrate your story! (Price is based upon your material purchases and product selections but can range from ~ $300 - $1200 + any ad ons).