Have you ever wanted to know more about your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents? About a choice they made, an experience they had or, perhaps, what they considered their greatest accomplishment?
Chances are your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will one day wish they knew more about you and your story.
In the past, people preserved their memories in journals, photo albums and, more recently, in audio recordings. Today, however, with advances in technology, Video Memoirs (or Legacy Videos) are fast becoming the new favorite format.
Why? Because a Video Memoir is easy to do; you simply recount your memories while someone else does all the work. And a Video Memoir appeals to the younger, more screen focused, generations of today.
Below are a few tips to keep in mind if you decide to capture your life story in a Video Memoir.
Video Memoir Tips
- Keep it Personal
The most important way to keep your audience interested is through your stories. Be sure to make them about something they truly care about: you and your experiences. Keep it personal by sharing both your thoughts and feelings about the people and events that shaped who you are today.
- Clear and Accessible
A good Video Memoir will bring your stories and history to life in a clear and accessible way. It will also answer questions a viewer might ask if they could. Think about the questions you would ask your own grandparents and great-grandparents for ideas on what to include in your Video Memoir.
- Make it Real on Multiple Levels
Today’s audience expects to be engaged on multiple levels. Bring your stories to life by adding photos or other memorabilia. Or transport your audience back to the night you first danced with your spouse by including music from the era.
- Create a Sense of Drama
Although you may not have lived a Hollywood lifestyle your life story can be presented in a way that captivates your audience. Sometimes it takes an outsider to identify and expand on the stories that may seem ordinary to you but are extraordinary for your audience.
While younger generations may be used to a different type of entertainment than you had growing up, they want the same thing as you do. They are hoping for a chance to get to know you through your stories.
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Give your family the gift of a lifetime by capturing your life story, family history and life lessons in a video memoir.
Here 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 sharing your life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about capturing your life story in a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyLineVideo.com.
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