Creating an Audivi Portrait

1. Capture the memories  

Memories are captured through an audio-recorded, in-person interview conducted by Audivi, a family member or an in-home caregiver. We are happy to work with families who would like to complete their own interviews but request that they complete the form on the Contact page to receive detailed instructions about recording and conducting the interview. This will help ensure that the format and quality will ultimately be useable for the Audivi portrait. 

Interviews generally last between 30 minutes (for an Audivi Short) and 1 – 1.5 hours (for an Audivi Site). The conversation covers different chapters of a person’s life (the Extended Family; Growing Up; Going to College & Becoming a Professional; Marriage & Raising a Family) or a particular time, event or theme. In addition, the family can suggest additional topics to cover. The intent is to cover stories from long ago that may be less well known to the family.

2. Select the images

Images can be pre-selected or chosen after the interview is completed. Audivi will generate a list of suggested images based on the interview. Images can include old photos, newspaper clippings, or other memorabilia that the family would like to save. Audivi does not offer unlimited image storage but includes a curated selection of images that correspond to the stories. The number of images to be included depends on the choice of portrait format (see below). 

Families can upload the materials directly to the Audivi Dropbox  (image size: 500 KB – 1 MB) or mail them to Audivi to be scanned and uploaded for an additional fee. All items will be returned to the family once they have been scanned and uploaded. 

3. Choose the best portrait format

There are two portrait formats that combine the stories & images into a permanent format:

An Audivi Site

An Audivi Site offers an interactive display of a person’s life. Audivi curates up to 60 stories & 40 images into rich narratives designed for easy exploration. Click through an Audivi Site and hear stories (each between 30 seconds – 2 minutes long) from different chapters of a person’s life & see images from across time.

Cost: $1,000-$4,000, depending on project scope

An Audivi Short

An Audivi Short is a 2-3 minute slideshow about a particular point in time or a theme. The Short combines up to 15 images about that topic and a handful of corresponding stories that bring the images to life. With an Audivi Short, just hit ‘play’, see the photos and hear the person’s voice narrate the show.

Cost: $250-$500, depending on project scope

Audivi pricing includes: the interview and recording process; editing and splicing of the interview soundtrack into individual stories; design & arrangement of the stories into themes & chapters; integration of photos into themes & chapters; professional web or slideshow design; and on-going maintenance and hosting of the site. Client-recorded interviews may or may not impact pricing, depending on the quality of the recordings.

Website hosting is provided through Audivi with no additional annual fee. All portraits are accessible through Audivi’s company page (see “Audivi Portraits” above). Portraits can be password-protected (for an additional one-time set-up fee of $50) or not. Families are also given a USB drive of the Audivi portrait and can host the portrait privately.

Add-on services:

Scanning can be done by Audivi for a fee of $25 for up to 10 photos.

Transcripts & captions can be added to an Audivi Site for an additional $500/page.

Hard cover storybooks with all the transcripts and images can be developed from an Audivi Site. The standard cost is $1,500 although price may vary depending on site and story length. An estimate can be given after an Audivi site is complete.

Interviews more than 30 miles from Concord, MA will incur an additional travel fee: $0.75/mile.