You will be surprised at how
easy it is to produce your life story with Storytelling Productions. We
do all the hard work! All you have to do is enjoy the experience of being
interviewed and check through the various drafts. Before you know it,
your story will be preserved in a beautifully bound book for future generations
to read and enjoy. Here's how it's done.
A deposit is required
before your first interview. A questionnaire will be sent for you to complete
and return before your first interview.
Interviews are usually
conducted in your home, office or where ever it is convenient. Telephone
interviews can be arranged. Our interviewing style is relaxed and conversational,
starting from your earliest memories and moving through each phase of
your life chronologically. All interviews are digitally recorded and broadcast
quality. Allow two hours for each interview. On average, two interviews
with follow-up telephone calls are required to capture your story. Photographs
are selected during this time.
Your interviews are transcribed
then skillfully edited, transforming your spoken word into a writen format,
retaining your unique personal narrative - your story stays in the first
person. Photographs are added and the book is designed with chapter headings.
Usually three draft manuscripts are sent to you to review, make changes
and additions. The manuscript is proofread several times. A two-interview
story with 10 pages of photographs translates into about 60 to 100 A4
pages. Once the Final Draft has been approved, your story is at the pre-press
stage, ready to be printed.
Printing and Binding
Your story is digitally
printed on archival paper and bound by our bookbinder using archival quality
materials. Covers are available in a wide colour range of classical and
contemporary cloths and leathers. Hand marbled or parchment papers are
used for end papers. The title lettering is gilded on both cover and spine.
Each book has a silk ribbon bookmark and matching headband. Paperbacks
Costs & Timeframe
As every Storytelling
Production is different the following prices should be used as a guide
only. We endeavor to work to individual budgets and are happy to provide
single elements of the storytelling process. To pre-press stage, the cost
for interviewing, transcription, editing, design, scanning photographs,
manipulation and placement of images within the text, captions, chapter
headings and proof reading is approximately A$10,000. The cost of printing
and binding an 80 page hard cover book is approximately A$120 per book.
Multiple copies can be ordered. Allow three months for an 'average' story.
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