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About take5productions

Linda O'Connell is the owner of Take 5 Productions www.take5productions.net in Onalaska, WI. Take 5 transfers home movies,slides and pictures to DVD and digital files, creates video slideshows and produces business videos. She can be reached at linda@take5productions.net or www.take5productions.net

How to Organize your Photos to get them Ready for Scanning

A lot of us have boxes and albums of old photos and documents. Often these photos are passed on from generation to generation to generation. So what do we do with them all? The task of organizing them can seem … Continue reading

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Digital or DVD?

Frequently I have been asked about the difference between having home movies converted to DVD vs Digital files. There are benefits and drawbacks to both. DVDs Good: Finalized and can’t be erased Clearly marked in a case so they won’t … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Choosing a Slide Scanner Service

It is hard to believe that slides were all the rage in the 1970’s.  Families would take a picture, send it in for developing and weeks later were sent back slides.  The family gathered around,  while usually Dad, wrestled with … Continue reading

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Backing up Cell Phone Pictures

A customer had asked me if I could take all her photos and video off of her cell phone.  Her request made me think of something that just had happened to me. The other morning my Samsung S5 required an … Continue reading

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Vinegar Syndrome in Old Movie Film

Ahh..the smell of vinegar in the morning.  I can tell right away when someone brings me in old super 8 or 8mm movie film what kind of result they will get.  If the reels are clean, smooth and black we … Continue reading

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How to Run a Kids Online Video Contest

I own a small video production in Onalaska, Wisconsin. My company specializes in home movie transfer, editing services and video production for businesses and weddings. I had always wanted to run a video contest, but didn’t really get know how … Continue reading

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To Flip or Not- Flip Video Camera that is.

Recently, my family went on vacation to Mexico. While packing, my husband once again gave me the “pack light” speech. Vacations have always been a struggle for me. Since I am a “professional” videographer, I want to pack everything: the … Continue reading

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