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Life Story Presentations

A  Life Story  Presentation is a lovely way to visually tell the story of your loved one's life and provide an opportunity for guests to reflect.


A Guide to Creating a Life Story Presentation


The Life Story Presentation can be created in PowerPoint, mobile app or desktop software that you are comfortable with, as long as the final version you provide to us is in video format (Mpeg-4 / MP4) and landscape orientation.

For best results:

  • Create a title page at the beginning and repeat it at the end. This will help the funeral director know when to play and stop the video during the service.

  • 40 photos is the optimal number of images. 

  • You can add music to the presentation.

  • If you add a song that is 3 minutes long, and you have 40 photos, this will result in each photo remaining in view for approx. 4 seconds.

  • When you save your presentation, you should choose a duration that matches the duration of your selected music.

Creating a Life Story Presentation Using Power Point

  • Create 42 slides.

  • You can use a colour or image background.

  • Slide 1 is the beginning title page and slide 42 is the end title page.

  • Paste 1 photo on slides 2 through to 41.

  • Add music, by inserting audio on the second slide (the first photo) and select 'play in background.'

  • Export as video (Mpeg-4). You will be able to adjust the length of the video at this stage.

If Our Team is Creating a Life Story Presentation for you

Our audio visual specialist will introduce themselves to you and provide a link for you to upload photos. They will be available to answer any questions you may have.

For best results:

  • Photos should be provided in jpeg format.

  • 40 photos is optimal.

  • Number photos from 1-40 in the order they should appear.

  • Label a photo for the title page as 'title.' 

  • Nominate a song you would like played during the presentation. A song or instrumental of 3 to 3.5 minutes is ideal. Our specialist will do their best to adjust the music to fit the duration of the presentation.

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