LEGACY VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Life has many seasons. Years ago, my family realized that my parents were entering the winter of their lives, and that they both had tremendous stories to tell. Too often, in the bustle of our day-to-day lives, we don't get the chance or the time to ask them about those stories. We are saddened when we realize that it is too late.

That's what gave me the idea of conducting a video interview with them--to have them tell these amazing stories in their own words, and with their own emotions--some sad, some happy, all of them treasured.

Since my first videos, I have honed my interview skills--knowing when to let them talk, when to change subjects, and how to spark their passion for an inspirational tale.

Then, I edit the videos, and often add still photographs, captions, and other elements to result in a video that will forever preserve the memories of our loved ones...through their very own memories! 

Click on the video below to see an excerpt of an example of a legacy video

The Process:

Contact me if you are interested in having a video done, and I will email you a short list of questions about your loved one to familiarize myself with the basics of their background. This will help guide my interview.

 

The videos work best when I am able to conduct the interviews in person (in the Tri-State, New York area), but I can also conduct them remotely if you can provide a connection via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, WeChat or other video sharing application.

Once I receive and review the questionnaire, we can then schedule a time with your loved one to conduct the interview. In parallel, you can provide me with any electronic version of still photographs that you would like included in the video. You can also advise any specific genre of music that your loved one prefers, which will help inform the music I choose during editing.

After the interview, receipt of photos, etc., the editing process begins. Depending on the volume of videos being edited at the time, and the complexity of the video, I will generally have the finished version ready within two to four weeks. Then, you have a tangible legacy of your loved one to share with generations to come.