What is a Legacy Video?

You may have heard it mentioned in a conversation or spotted it in an article  – but what exactly is a Legacy Video and why are they becoming so popular?

Legacy Video by Family Line VideoA Legacy Video is a memoir on video that captures the experiences and history of an individual, couple or family for the family. Stories are preserved through filmed interviews and then edited together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia.

The finished video is a captivating “moving portrait” that presents the story of an individual, couple or several family members – in their own words.

Best of all, because the movie is in digital format, it can be easily duplicated so every family member can have a copy of their own.

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 film production. Not only was the cost and 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 want to go to a movie theater or watch a mini-series about the family down the street?

Today, however, due to technological advances, there is a new breed of professional film or video producer. One that specializes in working solely with families to capture their stories – real stories of real people. These Legacy Video producers offer a way for families to preserve their history in format that will captivate for generations.

What Does a Legacy Video Include?

A Legacy Video is designed to a client’s needs 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 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 Legacy Video offers such unique appeal.

~ Legacy Videos ~

Capture your life story, family history and memories for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to know!

Grandparent Games by Family Line video ChicagoHere at Family Line Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “moving portrait” capturing you recounting your life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

To learn more about Legacy Videos, visit FamilyLineVideo.com.

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Family Line Video, LLC
Legacy Video Production

Susan Saunders
Video Biographer

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