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Family History Saved From Disappearing Forever


For years our collection of VHS tapes and audiotapes had been sitting in our garage gathering dust. In that carton were some of our most treasured family events, my graduation, our wedding, our daughter’s first steps, scenes from family picnics and of course footage of our overseas family trips. We even found a box of my father’s old 8mm home movies and some of his reel-to-reel audiotapes, which I thought were gone forever.

When we came to convert the VHS and 8mm tapes, they discovered they were covered with dust and infested with mould. All the VHS cassettes had to be painstakingly pulled apart by hand, fastidiously cleaned and brought back to life. It was amazing.

My partner and I wanted to salvage those old memories and convert the VHS, 8mm film and audiotapes to digital and have them stored on DVDs. We decided to give the DVDs as a present for my father for his 80th birthday.

Our idea was to combine all the film and videos with snippets of all those special moments to create a highlights reel. After sitting down with the team from tapestodigital.co.uk and looking through all that footage together and discussing what we wanted for the video, we were absolutely blown away by their result. The video and the soundtracks came together beautifully. Their wonderful transitional effects were incorporated seamlessly into the end product making it really watchable. Their clever technology and craftsmanship also corrected all the colours from the old stock that was oversaturated and increased the clarity of the audio beyond anything we were expecting.

In the end, we combed through 17 hours of raw footage. Hours of dull shots and poor transitions were edited out transforming our old footage into something really watchable. We still can’t believe they were able to do all that!

They reached and exceeded my expectations and delivered an amazing result. Now we can watch all our family memories on DVD and we’ve even given a copy to some of our family members. Now those golden days are safely stored on the cloud so they will be in our family forever!

We were impressed by how friendly their staff was on our project and by their fast turnaround. Their VHS and film digital conversion came out great and the end result of all their video editing was fabulous. We love it! And they did it at such an affordable price. Thanks again! We would highly recommend them to anyone!
We truly couldn’t be happier!
Jaymi Stacey

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Australian Funnyman James Bustar takes London Stage

Armed with breathtaking funny juggling skills and drop-your-jaw antics, Australian funny man James Bustar is literally laughing all the way to the London stage.

The world-renowned juggling funny man will be presenting his frantic, manic, family friendly and energy filled show ‘Caught in the Act’ at the Underbelly Festival on June 23 and June 30, 2018 at Belvedere Road Coach Park in London, with both shows kicking off at 1.15pm.

Celebrating its 10th year, Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling 291,000 tickets for over 150 shows over 25 days in 2017.

Audience can expect nothing less than an explosive show from Bustar, involving a thrilling combination of cutting edge juggling, variety, technology and audience involvement. The very same man who likes to play with everything from axes to tennis rackets!

From juggling while bungee jumping, zip lining, go karting to high ropes, nowhere or nothing is too big of a challenge to juggle for Bustar.

London Theatre 1 has given the funnyman’s show five stars, stating ‘James Bustar is an extremely likeable comedian.’

Bustar has gained nationwide recognition as a household name and prides himself on making a nationwide audience of people laugh until their sides hurt. He has been featured on some of the largest stages possible, including that of Australia’s Got Talent, the Glastonbury Festival and the Cromer Pier Show for the last two years, the last remaining end of the pier show in the world.

Many of Bustar’s performances and major appearances are held within his home country of Australia, but he has also performed globally, with tour stops in countries ranging from Papua New Guinea to Cambodia, and even Vietnam to Japan.

Having graduated from the World Renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Bustar is a headline act at performances, pantomimes and festivals all over the world, with live audiences up to 10,000 people.

Bustar said that he takes the business of laughter very seriously and was looking forward to debuting his new show.

I’m so happy to be returning to the London Underbelly Festival to perform my new show,” he said. “It’s been three years since the last performance and there are certainly lots of surprises in store for the audience. Side-splitting surprises and lots of laughter. 

“It’s fun for all ages!”

Book your ticket to see James Bustar today! http://www.underbellyfestival.com/whatson/james-bustar-caught-in-the-act