So as they enter the autumn of their years, we owe it to oursleves and our families , to document the lives of a great uncle, aunt or Grand parent.
Irv on Irv. My 91 Year old ( at the time ) Grandfather on his life .
I have always thought that everyone , who has lived a long life and seen many changes in our society, has a great story to tell. When you love that person, the combination is powerful . So putting this life story on DVD ( or digitally on the internet) can be rather simple or with a greater effort and cost, a fine piece of documentary film.
So imagine years ahead , where your grandchildren are watching a first hand account of what life was like and your family was like , over a century ago.
Build a basic timeline before you start, gather photos, ( video if it can be aquired or film which can be transferred) music from within the life span. We are ready to begin to create a legacy.
1. How long can these be ?
Anywhere from 15-20 minutes for the more basic interview type, to well over an hour for the more complex documentary style type.
2. How many photos are needed ?
Anywhere from 20 to 100. You sit down with your producer and choose the best and most representative from the collection.
3. Where can these be taped ?
Preferaly in the home of the subject , somewhere they will be very comfortable .
4. Is a microphone used ?
Yes, one that fits onto a lapel , so they can be heard clearly.
5. How much does this cost ?
Anywhere from a $200 , to over a $1000.
6. Is this going to be on a DVD ?
the master will be on DVD, But since this can be posted onto a web site or onto a social media site, it can be digitized and viewed forever , duplicated and distributed to family members across the globe.
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Family History Video Producer
Providence Video Productions