Live Streamed Funerals
A few years ago I was asked by a fellow videographer if I “did Live Streaming” to which I said “yes I do”. He then asked if I’d be interested in streaming his mum’s funeral to which I replied “My condolences to you “Paul” and your family and I’d be honoured to do that for you”.
Initially I wasn’t sure quite why you’d want such an event streamed but it became apparent to me only when I was about to press the Go Live button that this lady the congregation were saying farewell to had met people from all over the world in her lifetime. The Stream was going out to some of these people who weren’t able to say goodbye in person for reasons of ill health, age or perhaps the costs involved to travel to the UK from where they were. And that was really special to be a part of. The comments and shared memories in the stream were heartwarming and full of love which meant so much to “Paul” and his siblings.
Having a funeral live streamed can mean the world to friends and family who aren’t able to share their final wishes in person for whatever reason.
In these times of Covid and ongoing lockdowns funerals have the added complication that only a maximum of 30 people are allowed to attend. Or fewer to be safer. By making me one of those 30 you can then invite countless others to join you in celebrating the life of the departed.
Because funerals are already enough to organise I offer a very simple service to help you at this time. In essence, you tell us the time and place of the funeral and I organise everything else with the church, crematorium or venue in question for you. The broadcast can go into a customised Facebook group so family & friends can share their stories and memories with others or it can go onto an unlisted YouTube video meaning only those with the link shared to them will be able to watch. Comments can be left on or turned off as you wish. A Full HD copy of the stream will be made available to you shortly after the event which can be sent to those who werent able to attend the Live.
As you would expect I would treat this event with the utmost courtesy and respect and take the steps necessary to be as discreet and “out-of-the-way” as possible so as to not disturb any of the guests or facilitators on the day. I’d also dress in whatever has been asked to be the mood or theme of the event to honour the wishes of the departed.
If this is something you’d like to discuss with me I’d be honoured to be part of your loved ones final send-off.
My sincerest wishes to you and your family,