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Christmas Gift Idea for Everyone — Home Movies to DVD

Christ­mas sea­son is upon us and it’s time to come up with ulti­mate gift for the hol­i­days. There’s noth­ing more mean­ing­ful than giv­ing the gift of clas­sic fam­ily movie. I’m not refer­ring to It’s a Won­der­ful Life or Mir­a­cle on 34th Street. I’m refer­ring to the clas­sic movies you recorded through the years of your fam­ily. The hol­i­days, birth­days and all the spe­cial occa­sions that make up your history.

Fam­ily Doc­u­men­taries is a local Boise, Idaho busi­ness that trans­fers videos and film to dig­i­tal for­mats, includ­ing DVD. Since 1999, Jim Rei­den­baugh has helped thou­sands of fam­i­lies pre­serve their mem­o­ries to DVD. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion con­tact Jim at (208) 331‑3456, or visit Fam­ily Doc­u­men­taries at .


Jim passed away this morn­ing, Sun­day, Decem­ber 11th, 2011 at 4AM. Macela & I, sis­ters Jody & Rita, brother & wife Mickey & Joni, niece & nephew Aimee and Zack were with him and hold­ing his hands through his tran­si­tion from this life to the next.

Dear Bar­bie,

I am so sorry for your loss. I woke up this morn­ing at just prior to 4:00 and could not get Jim off my mind. When I think of Jim, I think of integrity. He was the most loyal and faith­ful man that I have ever worked with. Jim kept his word and stood by my side through the most dif­fi­cult time in my life, the drawn out demise of my events busi­ness. We were in a posi­tion that we had to pro­duce the final events know­ing that there was no way to finan­cially suc­ceed. When I asked Jim if he was going bail out before the final events, he said “Rei­den­baugh, I gave you my word that I would do this, and it ain’t over till it’s over”. I per­son­ally could not have sur­vived all of this with­out Jim’s sup­port. I remain for­ever grateful.

Jim was so good at man­ag­ing the peo­ple in the busi­ness. He would inspire every­one to suc­ceed and hold them account­able. He was tough enough to stand firm, yet so car­ing and com­pas­sion­ate with every­one. Bar­bie, what I will always remem­ber most about Jim is his love for you and your fam­ily. He always spoke so highly of you, Macaela and Angie. He was so proud of his fam­ily and would light up every time he spoke of you.


Jim Rei­den­baugh

Red Light Variety Show Promo

Video: Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho, 2011 Gala Presentation

Local Idaho Production Company Goes BIG TIME Mobile!

This is so cool! Sil­ver­draft now has a mobile dig­i­tal facil­ity. Oh the toys that must be on-board this rig.

Check this out! — Sil­ver­draft Rolling Out Mobile Dig­i­tal Stu­dio (Exclu­sive)

Video: In Loving Memory of Robert LeeRoy Sloan

Story Time: A Journey to India

A Fam­ily Doc­u­men­tary can take on all kinds of shapes and sizes.The fol­low­ing video I pro­duced for Randy Hop­kins, a long time friend and client. Randy dropped off his video tapes and dig­i­tal pho­tos that he cap­tured in New Delhi and asked me to pro­duce some­thing that would com­mem­o­rate his jour­ney. I had no idea where to begin, so I asked Randy to drop by the stu­dio the fol­low­ing day for an interview.

Shoot the Bride

This is a seg­ment from a wed­ding video I pro­duced a while back. Andy Ander­son is the pho­tog­ra­pher. Andy is amaz­ing! I have to give him all the credit for bring­ing the very best out of the bride. Watch at the end of the video. I man­aged to play off of the nat­ural reflec­tion in the win­dow, as the soon to be bride an groom saw each other for the first time that day. This was filmed at the Arid Club in Boise, Idaho.

In Loving Memory of a Real Cowboy — Allen Bauscher

Archive Tips: Safeguard Your Videos and Photos — Two Copies are Better than One

When you trans­fer old videos to DVD, or dig­i­tal pho­tos to disc, make an extra copy and mail to a trusted friend or fam­ily mem­ber. Fires, floods and other nat­ural dis­as­ters can be dev­as­tat­ing enough with­out loos­ing your only copy of irre­place­able  images. How do you safe­guard your videos and photos?