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Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 4:33 PM
Subject: To Cliff and Emily / Memories on VideoBristol 16/11/05Dear Cliff and Emily. Thanks ever so much for the DVDs.For years and years I had a bag full of old 8mm and Super 8 films in the cellar, from my parents’ youth and from my childhood days. I thought for a long time about converting them to a more convenient format, but I didn’t have the necessary equipment to do so myself. I looked around for a decent transfer service in my native Oslo, but found none to be satisfactory in terms of price or guaranteed delivery time. The options were ridiculously expensive and not very tempting.
After moving to Bristol I discovered your website during a search for local film transfer services. And it was exactly what I had been looking for. But I have to say I had big doubts about the quality of the service, as I had bad experiences with earlier attempts at getting such transfers made and I wasn’t quite sure about the added music track, which I thought might be suitable for some conversions, but perhaps not mine. Eventually I thought the whole offer sounded too good to pass on, so I gave it a go, though I honestly thought it sounded too good to be true.
I was extremely pleased with the results. It was very affordable and the quality a whole lot better than what I thought possible with such old material. Outstanding, in fact. And the delivery was made to my house just 3 or 4 days after I supplied the original films for transfer – almost a week earlier than anticipated.
The resulting DVDs were gifts to my parents – films they hadn’t seen for about 40 years or so. And I had never seen any of them, so it was quite endearing for me to finally see my parents as young people. Against my expectations, the music suited the videos really well and gave them an added viewing experience and provided exactly that nostalgic and warm feel I wanted them to have. In fact, the music is now such an integral part of watching the DVDs, that I cannot think about the films without also imagining the music.
This was something that I had wanted to do for my mum and dad for ages, and I was finally able to do so thanks to your excellent transfer service. It was a big thing for me to be able to give this DVD as a surprise present, and to them it was the best gift ever, and they were both touched and very very happy to see these memories again. It still provides them with a lot of joy to this day, and the only thing I’m sorry about is the lateness of this reply. I would have no problems whatsoever in recommending you to anyone with needs similar to mine. Excellent, friendly and very professional service.
Thanks again, and all the very best.
You truly made my day. 🙂