Family Vacations – Not Just Another Slideshow!
Staycations and European vacations,
Disney trips and camping trips,
treasure your summer memories
with a timeless family film.
Share your magical vacation memories with family and friends. We’ll take your vacation footage and craft a family film that’s unique to your holiday.
The monthly milestone chalkboard – in video format!
You’ve captured all those precious moments – your baby’s cries, your baby’s laughs, those adorable little sneezes. Photos can’t show how your little bundle of joy squirms, grunts and contorts their cute little face. Share (and keep track of) your baby’s accomplishments and development with our chalkboard video. Available as a video file for you to create with, or as part of our full-service editng and post-production package.
Family Photo Album – in Video Format!
Cherish your family’s memories with our Family Album Video. We’ll fill the virtual pages with your photos and videos, and collaborate with you on captions for each page.
Create a unique birthday gift for someone special, or celebrate your child’s early years with a virtual baby book.
Creating with us is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3:
1. Book a Chat with Jen
2. Upload your Video Files
3. Family snuggle watching your film
Are you struggling to turn your
precious memories into meaningful videos?
We believe in video for all, so we offer options for all budgets. For larger projects we have payment plans and can customize to your budget.
Video allows your family to relive and share their story in a way no other medium can. We can make it affordable.
Editing can be time consuming and frustrating. We’ll take the headache away – just send us your clips and we’ll send back a polished video.
We encourage clients to go through their footage, but if you don’t have time for that, we can take it all.
Capture Time with Video
Peace of Mind
No worrying about where your memories are and if they’re backed up. Your video is easy to save in multiple places and share amongst friends and family.
Easy to Access
All your significant memories in one spot. No more searching for that cute laugh she made or the first steps he took. They’re all at your fingertips.
An experience to be passed down through the generations – and it doesn’t need to take up space in a closet, and it won’t get lost or broken in a move.
Fun to Watch
The movie where your child is the star. This is the moving and entertaining story of your child’s early years. Grab some kleenex and popcorn!
What type of video do you want to create?
Founder and Creative Director Jennifer Shanse has a degree in film and creative writing from UBC and is a Past President of the BC Professional Videographers Association. Her background is in independent film, which influences her writing and production style. International credits include director/cinematographer on documentary One Frame at a Time, shot in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burma border, and cinematographer/editor for Coastal Television in Cape Coast, Ghana.
Back home in Vancouver, Canada, Jennifer founded UpperStory Films, where she and her partner have been creating compelling marketing videos for small businesses and nonprofits. In 2020, when everything changed for everyone, they had a baby during the pandemic.
With her family spread over Canada and the US, Jennifer figured she would naturally keep up with creating fun, meaningful baby videos to share. Instead she discovered sleep deprivation, contact napping and cluster feeding. She learned quickly how challenging it is to be a mom, never mind trying to film and edit the experience.
Jennifer’s experiences in film gave her a leg up in creating, organizing and editing her vast amount of baby footage, and she has written ebooks and created videos to help people with the same challenges.
She has pivoted UpperStory Films to focus on helping people rescue their abandoned videos and photos from old phones and forgotten cloud storage, and using them to create meaningful and lasting stories that can be shared and passed down through generations. Her mission is meaningful video storytelling for all.
Some of UpperStory Films' Non-Profit Clients and Causes
Specializing in the care, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned native BC wildlife.
Making great-tasting, wholesome food using surplus produce that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Creating meaningful opportunities for people to generate income, increase their skills and improve their livelihoods.
Creating green-collar jobs for people who may have difficulty finding and retaining employment.
I liked Jen’s aesthetic and the way she told a story using multiple voices and tied it all together in a compelling way, so I gave her a call. She was easy to work with, is professional, communicative, and knowledgeable. She’s also clearly 100% invested in what she does. She consistently went the extra mile to get the best possible footage. She comes up with great ideas for the way your particular story can be told in video form. I’m very happy with the results and can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks, Jen!
Jennifer was having to write my scripts for me, place me, fix my hair – whatever it took to get my video done. And I cannot tell her how much I appreciated the hard work and the effort that she put in to a newbie. And believe me, I was a newbie. And she’s been very gracious and kind with the way she’s dealt with me, she’s always gone above and beyond, and I use her to this day. I recommend her highly.