Advertising is fast moving and playing catch up was pressure I didn't need at the time.So rather than dwell on my past, I used the long recovery time to refocus more on the creative and design side. So I was doing what I wanted to do in my own time.
The idea of Restoremypast came after I was asked to scan some negatives for a family tree. I found the whole process a rewarding sense of discovery, revealing stuff that had never been seen, either by that family or the generation before.
So here I am sort of restored myself now, though not fully 100% I'm back riding motorcycles, while on a new road career wise.
The process starts by taking your scan, where I then, carefully start bringing back areas of the image on the threshold of disappearing or what maybe have been damaged. I can also to a certain degree bring back what is missing.
Now a simple fact is, you cannot bring back something that is physically not there. For example a completely missing face is just not possible to restore. But if facial features are missing and there is enough visible data available, then that face can be restored to a very close likeness to the original.So if you have something that you value, be it a photo, document or video and feel it needs preserving, then please contact me for more information and advice on reaching that goal.
If you are in need of any design work, be it website, brochure, leaflet or business card, then please contact me to see how I can help with your requirements. You may just want a birthday card for someone special or some animation added to your design bringing it to life. Being creative means the bounds are endless, only limited by imagination.
Now if you really want to immerse yourself, I can do a nice 360 interactive panoramic, immersed with the ambient sounds of the scene. With our forever changing environment these panoramas will act as great time capsules for when looking back, to what once was.
Single scan - £2.50
Slide scan mounted - £0.35 each
Negative individual scan - £1.00
Negative 35mm strip of 6 - £5.00
Basic clean - £5.00 each image (Removal of dirt spots)
Prices for restoration & print are based on per image.
Restoration low - £10.00 (Contrast & colour corrections)
Restoration med - £25.00 (Minor damage repair - scratches or staining)
Restoration high - £50.00+(Major damage repair - missing areas, large facial features)
Print A4 - £5.00
Print A3 - £10.00
Print A3+ - £15.00
Conversion costs are based on video tapes of up to 2 hours with additional cost for each additional hour. The tapes are checked and edited. Where possible unwanted tape interference removed and replaced with a clean transition. The DVD’s come with a base menu and are chapter marked for quick access and supplied in a case. If preferred I can supply the videos on a memory stick in an MP4 format.
Conversion to DVD:
£17.50 with a reduction for 5 tapes or more.
£15.00 per tape for 5 tapes or more
£6.00 for each additional hour
Covered Formats: VHS : VHS-C : Video 8 : Hi8 : Digital8 : MiniDV : HDV
Audio conversion of old cassette tapes are done on a per tape basis. They are checked and edited. Where possible removal of any unwanted noise to bring out the best possible sound. If there are several audio clips on one cassette, these will be set out as tracks for ease of access.
Audio Cassette conversion to CD £10
Non-restoration work & DVD archiving - £25 per hour
Design & Creative work £35 per hour or a Daily Rate @£250
Please note: Restoration work can vary to personal needs and so pricing may vary depending on those requirements. For example will the restored image be used for print or digital output only. A print image will require a higher level restoration if being enlarged. Please contact me for more information.
Payment for restoration work is only made on your approval of the work carried out. Postage & Packing not included in the price.