Life History Video

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

Life History Video by Family Line Video Chicago A Life History Video is a memoir on video that preserves the experiences and history of an individual, couple or family for future generations to know. Stories are captured through filmed interviews and then edited together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia.

The finished video is a beautiful ‘moving portrait’ that tells the story of an individual, couple or several family members in their own words.

Best of all, because it is in digital format, it appeals to the younger generations of today. It can also 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?

Life History Video by Family Line Video 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 Life History Video producers offer a way for families to preserve their stories in a format that will captivate for generations.

What Does a Life History Video Include?

A Life History 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 the family history as recalled by several 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 and begin a tradition that will inspire others to do the same.

There is no right way to preserve a family’s stories and history. That is why a Life History Video offers such unique appeal.

Life History Videos are also known as Legacy Videos, Family Documentaries, Family History Videos and Video Memoirs.

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Give your parent or grandparent the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life story for your family to and celebrate.

Legacy Video by Family Line Video in  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 your loved one as they recount their life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

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Family Line Video, LLC
Legacy Video Production

Susan Saunders
Video Producer

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