“We wanted to live stream my fathers funeral as we have many family abroad who couldn’t attend, and Covid restrictions meant we were limited to 30 people. So we needed a way for them all to be able to take part. Moritz was recommended to us and he was great on the phone, explaining everything he could do and providing examples of the service on his website. We booked and the process was very easy and his and his Wife Aldona were really friendly when dealing with everything that needed to be done. On the day, Moritz was all set up in advance and we hardly noticed he was there. The cameras and microphones were not intrusive at all.
The live stream itself was unbelievable. It was respectful, emotional and captured the service perfectly. The multi camera view meant Moritz was able to capture the different angles required to focus on different aspects of the funeral, the speakers and the coffin when required. The sound was fantastic as well. The funeral director watched it outside and commented afterwards that it was the best video she had seen, and she has seen a lot!
Moritz was the able to edit the final version, build in picture and video tributes at the start and save the whole service to download or view at any time (some others we looked at you couldn’t do this).
Overall, we highly recommend Moritz and this service. If you want someone to capture the emotion of your service and personalise it for you, you won’t have to look anywhere else!
Thank you Moritz (and Aldona) for allowing all of our family and friends to take part virtually and say goodbye!”
“Moritz and Aldona at Schmittat Photography were so professional in their approach in live streaming my father's funeral. We had a large audience abroad and everything had to be right on the day, and everything was right on the day.
The service was personal and bespoke in nature, and they responded to queries and questions in an efficient manner - highly recommended.”
“Excellent in every respect, from first contact through to the streaming of the funeral on the day. The streaming was very sensitively managed, and we didn't have to worry about anything. The resulting video is very high quality too.”
“Extremely professional, respectful and considerate. Kept in contact with family right up to day of funeral. Had down pre-checks on layout of church and cemetery. Happily accommodated families music choices. Totally unobtrusive on the day.
Videos produced are amazing and sound crystal clear. Thank you”
“We were so grateful to have Moritz Scmittat ‘live stream’ Mum’s funeral.
His filming was uber-professional and deeply compassionate.
He captured every aspect of our moment with an astonishing creative eye. Yet, I was never ‘aware’ of him filming. He manages to be both present and (almost) invisible in a good kind of way.
The end result was both beautiful and deeply moving. Mum was a legend and got the send off she deserved, with family, friends and colleagues joining us from all around the world.
My favourite part was the ‘Home to Church’ walk. I have never seen my cousins look like that. It is quite simply astonishing. The love and care are palpable through the screen.
We could not have asked for more.
Thank you, Moritz Schmittat, for making the saddest of moments bearable.”
“I highly recommend this.
So glad I made the decision to have the service filmed. Family and friends in the UK and abroad ( US and Caribbean ) thanked me for the opportunity to see the service. The video and sound quality was excellent.”
“Moritz provided an excellent service to make a short edited film of my father's funeral. From start to finish he was professional, sensitive and discrete. He is very creative and highly skilled in the technology he uses. He made a beautifully edited, very moving film that we have been able to share with friends and family unable to attend on the day. It's a wonderful memory to have and I can't recommend Moritz and Schmittat Photography highly enough.”
“Moritz provided an excellent service filming and streaming the funeral of my brother. He was professional, unobtrusive and discreet. The video and audio stream was of a very high standard. This service allowed many more friends and family experience the service that could not attend due to Covid. I would absolutely recommend to anyone requiring a live event streaming.”