The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live - including how we say goodbye to
loved ones after they have died. For some families, coming to a memorial service can present a risk to fragile
members' health. For others, traveling cross country or around the world to attend a service can be complicated.
And at times, governmental regulations prohibit large crowds. That's why Boxless, a well respected digital media
agency created Memorials Live.
Boxless Media is a digital media agency with a full service video production studio and expertise in live streaming. Our agency was founded by a former Catholic seminarian who worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago – uniquely allowing us to capture the sanctity of the services without disruption. We offer both recorded and live stream services for memorial services in the Chicagoland market.
More Than A Stream, A Platform
We have seen it all including: an open casket service FB Live shared in a local garage sale group and loved one's services showing up in search results. There needed to be a better way and
Memorials Live is precisely that. It is a private solution that was developed with respect, dignity and privacy in mind. Beyond that, it has been augmented with features that help families grieve and make the a very
confusing a little bit easier. Feel free to contact us at (773) 313-3530 or a local funeral director for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many reasons why Boxless is the best choice for streaming memorial services. First of all, Boxless has been live streaming since the very beginning. We are a professional digital marketing and video agency that has expertise in both videography as well as streaming platforms. We have the equipment that allows us to produce broadcast quality work at affordable rates.
Perhaps one of the most important reasons to use a professional company like Boxless is that we are uniquely qualified to professionally and respectfully capture the sanctity of the services without disruption.
This is a great question. There are a few factors that should be considered when making this decision.
Live Streaming is a great option because it sets a definite time for services but will still allow people who cannot be present at the specific time to view the services at a later time. However, there are some factors that can present problems. To maintain a constant stream, we must have high-quality Internet throughout the services. While we have worked tirelessly to create systems that rank our reliability higher than anyone else in the market, there is still a risk. The risk increases when moving between locations, it can present problems.
For services with several locations, for example a funeral home, church and then cemetery, a recorded and premiered service may be best. With this setup, the online services happen at a later time than the actual services. We record the services through the different locations, edit them the same day, and the post them on a website and make them available at a specific time. When Internet is an issue, this is the best option.
Live streaming is slightly more expensive than a recorded service. If your budget is most important, a recorded service may be best.
When it comes to memorial services, privacy is of the utmost importance. Our services are posted on private websites with embedded video or stream links. They are not broadcast on public platforms like Facebook or YouTube for non-family members to view unless requested. Families are given both a direct link to the services as well as a link to the funeral home’s landing page for easy access.
We work with families to create a custom video for each service. Some families prefer to show the loved one in a casket while others don’t. Some families would like us to incorporate a montage videos while others just want the services. Whatever the preference, we will work to ensure families get exactly what they want.