Hello! Find answers to your Montage questions below and please feel free to email and/or call with anything you would like to go over -
I am always happy to help and talk about your Montage! ~Marlene :)
I would like a Montage for my Event - what is the next step?
Sounds wonderful! :) If you know which Montage Style you would like or know you would like a Montage and are deciding on the design Style, please contact Marlene at Marvelous Montages by email, phone or the contact tab above (email@example.com or 732-431-4391 in NJ) to check the date of your Event. Hopefully all is good and we can move forward! To get everything set on the design schedule, a deposit form/deposit invoice will be emailed to you. Please complete both within approx. a week (the date will be in the email, or within a lesser amount of time for an Event happening soon) and we'll be all set to go!
How do I get everything together/send in items for my Montage?
When we're all set on the design schedule, Marlene will email information on gathering and sending in your Montage items. Also included with be a list of music titles that have been used in various montages. The information sent will have all you need to take the guesswork out of getting everything together for your Montage! A free website called Wetransfer.com is a great way to send in items. Items can also be sent in through Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. If at anytime while gathering your Montage items or sending them in you have any questions, please feel free to email and/or call - I am happy to help! :)
How many photos are there in my Montage?
Your montage is designed with Heart, Creativity and Care. :) To keep each montage coordinated with the design schedule and a good time length, each Style showcases up to a certain amount of photos. Smooth & Subtle Style montages showcase up to 150 photos. Because of the additional design time/design elements, Savvy Style montages showcase up to 100 photos. Each montage beautifully tells a story...because they are YOUR treasured photos! :)
How long will my Montage be?
This is one of the most asked questions! If you would like your Montage an approx. time length, please let Marlene know. :) Each Montage is watched many times while it is being designed so the flow and pacing moves along nicely and keeps your interest from beginning to end. Montage time depends on the photo amount, if your Montage layout is chronological or in categories, the tempo of your music and if any videos are included. An approx. time length for a 100 Photo Montage is: Smooth & Subtle approx. 6-7 minutes and Savvy Style approx. 7-8 minutes. Your Montage may be a bit shorter or a bit longer depending on the factors listed.
I would like a more subtle or artistic design approach - can you design my Montage that way?
Absolutely! :) Each Montage is custom designed and personalized in the creative direction you would like. If you would like your montage more subtle or more artistic, please let Marlene know. The tabs above on "Choose your Montage Style" and "Samples" have more information and links to samples on each Montage Design Style. Anytime you would like to go over your Montage design, please feel free to email and/or call!
When should I send in my Montage items?
Montages have been designed in many different time frames!, whether signing up a year in advance or very close to the Event date. If we have signed up several months before your Event, a good time frame to keep in mind to send in your items is approx. 2 months before your Event, depending on your design style and amount of photos. Marlene will go over a due date for your montage items in the information sent to you. If we're beginning a bit closer to your Event date, Marlene will go over with you a due by date.
Can I choose my music/can you help with music selection?
Yes and Yes! Each Montage is custom designed and personalized and music selection is a part of that. :) When we're all set to go, Marvelous Montages will send a list of songs that have been used in various Montages. You can select one or more songs from the list and/or choose songs not on the list.
I have some ideas for my Montage - can you incorporate them?
Each Montage is custom designed/personalized and incorporating ideas you have is nice way to do that. If you have some ideas for your Montage, please share them with Marlene. :)
Can I see my Montage before the digital file is sent to me?
Definitely! When everything is ready, a link will be emailed to you to view your Montage. Hopefully you will love everything you see! If there is a revision(s), please let Marlene know. Your Montage will be revised and when everything is finalized, your Montage digital file will be sent to you.
How is my Montage sent to me?
Each Montage includes a .m4 digital file. You will receive an email from Wetransfer.com with a link to download your Montage. This link can also be forwarded to the person playing your Montage so they can also download the file.
I would like to talk more about my Montage - can I contact you?
Definitely! I love talking about designing your Montage, so anytime you have a question or would like to go over anything, please feel free to get in touch! Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call me on the phone at 732-431-4391, in NJ. ~Marlene :)