A Personal Video Biography is the perfect way to capture and preserve your unique life stories. It may be your own life or that of a family member. A Family History Video is a great way for a parent or grandparent to chronicle their life and to share it with their children, grandchildren and other family members.
Everyone and every family has an unique and interesting story to tell. Stories about their childhood, school years, neighborhood, career, marriage, places and friendships. The stories may be serious, heart-warming, mysterious or humorous. We can help you create your personal video documentary.
It’s easy to imagine the joy and intrigue family members will experience when they can actually see and hear their ancestors talk about the important events and times of their life. Recently, I came across an 8mm film from the 1960s featuring my parents and a favorite aunt. There was no audio, but to see them walking and kidding with each other captured their spirit. It was very emotional and a real treat.
PRODUCING YOUR PERSONAL VIDEO BIOGRAPHY
A PERSONAL VIDEO BIOGRAPHY begins with a pre-production meeting. Patrick Malone, an experienced professional filmmaker, will go over the topics you would like to talk about, where the filming will take place and the overall style of the video.
Your personal video biography or family history video consists of an in-depth on-camera interview in which you tell your story in your own words. Other family or friends may also be interviewed to augment your biography. What you talk about is up to you. You may want to chronicle most of the major events in your life or just focus on a few fascinating aspects.
Appropriate photographs and perhaps home movies are selected and edited into the video to enhance your story. You can also include location shooting of some of the places where your tale took place.
These elements are then expertly edited into a sequence for you to view. Any changes you may want will be made and then the completed video is put on a DVD and packaged with a custom label. The result is an original personal documentary, uniquely yours, and one that will be watched and cherished for generations.