COVID UPDATE

Dear Families,

I wanted to let you know we are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely. We are working to ensure we meet the needs of families who are having services at Arlington while protecting you, and our staff. For the foreseeable future, Arlington Media is taking the following actions to mitigate the coronavirus’ impact on covering Arlington National Cemetery Services for families:

  • We are reducing the fee down to our cost for live web-streaming the service to families that decide not to attend due to the outbreak.
  • We will no longer meet with families in the Administration Building, or the Memorial Chapel, or the Old Post Chapel.
  • We will text you when we are in position, normally about 45 minutes before the service start time.
  • We will increase social distancing when meeting with families after a service, so no hand shaking or exchanging physical items, like photos or business cards.
Moving forward, some families have postponed their services rescheduling our coverage for later in the year. Other families have opted to have web streaming so they can view the service live without having to travel to the Washington, D.C. area. Our longstanding flexible and non-punitive cancellation policies will continue while we all work together during this difficult time.

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this worldwide crisis. If you have additional questions, please call me at (202) 536-3000.

Please take care of yourselves and each other,

Clifford
Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Arlington Media covering an Arlington Service with the USAF during the COVID pandemic

APRIL 6, 2020 UPDATE

While most families decided to postponed their services until later this year, Arlington Media is still covering (and live web streaming) services, while following CDC and ANC guidelines.

April 13, 2020 UPDATE

What we are doing to help our communities

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Jon Girard covering a dignified arrival at National.
Photo: Clifford Crittenden

The AP filed a story about Arlington photographer Jon, and his wife Jenny, who are 3D printing, and donating face masks to hospitals and first responders.

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Sandy Schafer covering an Arlington Service.
Photo: Sandy Schferard

Patch.com did a story about Sandy raising money for local workers by taking covid-safe front porch photos.
porchphoto.com.

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One of Arlington Media's video processing. computers
Photo: Clifford Crittenden

Arlington Media has some serious computing power, now being used to help fight COVID.

Processing four or five services a day in 4K and taking thousands of 25+ MP images, not only generates massive amounts of data, it takes a lot of CPU/GPU power to edit and deliver these videos and photos to our families.

Working with the Washington University of St. Louis’s foldingathome.org project, our currently idle computers, and thousands of other computers worldwide are working together to help researchers find answers to overcome the COVID pandemic.

The Folding@home project is currently the fastest exaFlop computing system, and Arlington Media is proud to be a small part of this system by contributing all our excess computing resources.

What we Do

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Arlington Video

Nobody does it better...

My company is about capturing memories at Arlington through photos and videos. This is all we do — period. That’s why we’re the best. But it is more central than it first may seem apparent. For all we can ever do for our heroes is to remember them and remember what they did — and memories of these military services are transmitted to future generations through your memories and pictures and videos.

So a year from now, or 50 years from now, you and your descendants can hear the playing of Taps or see the fluttering of the flag in tribute to your loved ones service and the memory and the importance of that day will again be in the forefront of your minds and hearts.

We make the best Arlington Cemetery Videos.

VIDEO

With our HD VIDEO package: We will provide you with one of the following: an interactive DVD or Blu-ray disc; or a USB thumb drive; or an online private video. One item is included, additional items are available as add-ons. The high-quality digitally mastered DVD or Blu-ray is designed to ensure the best possible viewing experience, complete with an interactive menu and extras – including a ten-minute video of the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The USB thumb drive and the on line video file is in high definition and a great option for modern computers without an optical drive.

Our video packages include at least two professional broadcast-quality high-definition Sony cameras. Our acquisition and editing practices meet or exceed the production requirements of broadcast companies like  National Geographic, BBC HD and Discovery HD.


Your DVD or Blu-ray disc or USB thumb-drive will NOT be copy protected. You can make additional copies yourself.

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What our work
means to us​

Arlington Media’s sole purpose is to cover services at Arlington for families. It’s in our core DNA. We don’t do weddings, corporate work, or anything else on the side. Our amazing creative professionals use state-of-the-art, purpose-built gear allowing them to give extraordinary attention to details and incredible precision on every service, every time. Each piece of camera equipment, the computers and software we use, the way our production pipeline is designed, is all geared towards covering your service with the greatest level of care and respect. 

See what other families are saying about Arlington Media’s coverage of their loved ones services.

What families say

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Flowers and Arrangements

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We are often asked if our videographers or photographers can can bring flowers with them for families to place on the grave at the end of the service.  The short answer is, you would not want us to.

The long answer: Arlington Media covers on average three to four services a day.  Adding a stop at the grocery store brings an additional level of unneeded complexity.  Our attention needs to be solely on covering your service.  Imagine having your airline pilot involved with the catering of your flight.

There are many florist near Arlington Cemetery. The one we see the most often is: Arlington Cemetery Florist (They are immediately next to the cemetery, and can have your boxed roses, wreaths or sprays waiting for you at the graveside.) www.arlingtoncemeteryflorist.com 

(703) 527-7110

Arlington Media are Arlington National Cemetery service coverage experts,
Arlington Cemetery Florist are floral experts.

Choose Your Service Type

Video
Only

$ 745
  • Includes one of the following (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.

Photography and
Video

$ 1,395
  • Includes one of the following for photography (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • A custom printed personalized photo DVD-ROM data disc;
  • OR a photo USB thumb drive;
  • OR one year Online private photo storage.
  • Includes one of the following for video (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.
Popular

Video
Only

$ 645
  • Includes one of the following (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.

Photography and
Video

$ 1,245
  • Includes one of the following for photography (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • A custom printed personalized photo DVD-ROM data disc;
  • OR a photo USB thumb drive;
  • OR one year Online private photo storage.
  • Includes one of the following for video (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.
Popular

Video
Only

$ 845
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.

Photography
and Video

$ 1,495
  • A custom printed personalized photo DVD-ROM data disc;
  • OR a photo USB thumb drive;
  • OR one year Online private photo storage.
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.
Popular

Video
Only

$ 495
  • Includes one of the following (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.

Photography and
Video

$ 945
  • Includes one of the following for photography (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • A custom printed personalized photo DVD-ROM data disc;
  • OR a photo USB thumb drive;
  • OR one year Online private photo storage.
  • Includes one of the following for video (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.
Popular

What We Do - Video

We shoot with at least two Nikon or Canon professional cameras and large lenses. We always shoot RAW and convert your photos to JPEGs for delivery. Historically, we shoot on average 438 photos at a service – sometimes more, sometimes less owing to the unique nature of each service.

We treat these services like they are news events, documenting every aspect of the service.

What is Included - Video

We will provide you with more than 200 high-resolution photographs on one of the following:

  • A custom printed personalized photo DVD-ROM data disc;
  • OR a photo USB thumb drive;
  • OR one year online private photo storage.
One item is included. Additional items are available as add-ons at $45 each.
A copyright transfer is included.
Your photo DVD-ROM disc and USB thumb drive will NOT be copy protected, so you can make your own copies.

We can deliver your service in the following formats

Photography

  • Photo DVD-Rom
  • Photo USB Drive
  • Photo Online
  • Photo Books
  • Photo Prints

Video

  • Video DVD
  • Video USB Drive
  • Video Online

Ready to Book, or Need Additional Information?

Call toll-free: (800) 852-7015

We are normally covering services during the day, and tend to return phone calls in the late afternoon / early evening.

Email

Email questions, or request additional information. Please do not provide credit card information via email. You can securely make payments via the link we emailed and SMSed you three days after the service.

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