SOURCE: First Year Films

February 15, 2007 06:00 ET

First Year Films -- Leader in Home Video Editing and Production Services -- Turns One

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 --As recently featured in the New York Times and on UrbanBaby.com, First Year Films ("FYF") helps busy parents who have more footage than flextime by creating, editing and preserving the endless hours of home video on DVD.

FYF offers a range of services, from creating a video montage of your family's most memorable moments, to producing a broadcast quality documentary chronicling your life as a young family.

Amy Wilson Flannery, mother of two, says she never had the time to deal with her home video. "Hours upon hours of video sat in a box. We were overwhelmed by what to do with it," said Amy. "We hired First Year Films and they transformed all our raw tapes into a touching, original story that we can watch now and enjoy for years to come."

FYF offers a variety of solutions depending on parents' needs and budget.

--  Footage in Focus. Turn a box of raw home video tapes and/or still
    photos into a seamless montage of your family's most memorable moments.
    
--  Video Birth Announcement. Using your home video or first photos, FYF
    will create a one minute birth announcement and email it to all your
    friends and family.
    
--  Baby's First Year Film. FYF combines professionally shot interviews
    and footage with your home video and still photos to create a personal
    portrait of your life as a young family.
    
--  Babyography. For those who would rather leave the filming to the
    professionals. FYF crews will film your family over the course of a year
    and put together a complete A&E style biography starring your baby.
    
First Year Films' CEO, Susan Dickey MacArthur, came up with the idea when trying to put together a video of her daughter's first year; she shot plenty of footage, but then saw it pile up. With skills honed as a producer for CBS News and CNN, she launched First Year Films to create the kind of solution she needed herself. "I could never find the time to edit my children's video," said Susan. "After talking to many friends, I realized I wasn't the only parent in this situation."

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