You may have overheard a friend discussing theirs or seen it mentioned in an article – but what exactly is a Family Documentary Video and why are they becoming so popular?
A Family Documentary Video is a memoir on video that documents the history, people and experiences of an individual, couple or family – for the family. Stories are captured through filmed interviews and then edited and woven together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia.
The final product is a beautiful ‘moving portrait’ capturing an individual, couple or multiple family members recounting their stories and memories, preserved in digital format for younger generations to know and enjoy.
From Public Space to Private Lives
A few years back only professional movie studios, world renowned film makers, and documentarians like Ken Burns, could do justice to any kind of documentary production. Not only was the cost and production process far bigger in scope than what any one person could undertake, but the subject matter had to have wide-spread public appeal. After all, who would be interested in going to a movie theater or watching a mini-series about the family down the street?
Today, however, due to technological advances, there is a new breed of professional documentary producer. One that specializes in working solely with families to capture their stories – real stories of real people. These Family Documentary Video producers offer a way for families to preserve their history in format that will captivate for generations.
What Does a Family Documentary Video Include?
A Family Documentary Video is designed to a client’s vision, budget and occasion and can be whatever a family wants it to be. Below are a few examples:
- Some families focus on bringing the family tree to life by capturing oral, written, and photographed family history as recalled by multiple family members.
- Others keep the focus closer to the present by capturing the life story of a parent or grandparent, from early childhood up to today.
- Still others choose to document a special family occasion, event or experience – such as summers spent on a grandparent’s farm – and begin a tradition that will inspire others to do the same.
There is no right way to preserve a family’s stories, history and memories. That is why a Family Documentary Video offers such unique appeal.
To learn more about capturing your own stories and history for your family, visit us at FamilyLineVideo.com.
A Family Documentary Video is a modern day heirlooms your family will cherish for generations to come.
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