We have delighted hundreds of customers & their families and friends with our careful and caring work in our video biographies, life story video, personal and family history documentaries, veterans' and genealogy video, video memorials and family legacy videos.
* Creating "A&E" style video biographies, life story & genealogy video, personal history documentaries and other biography projects on DVD, iPod and YouTube.
* Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, graduations, memorials and as a gift.
* We copy, repair and enhance old photos and documents. We interview in your home. We also film occupations and interests.
* We combine the footage with your photographs and documents. We add captions to photos. We select archive footage and images. We add music, chapters and a DVD menu.
* We design a personalized and unique DVD box slip cover for your video biography or family legacy video.
We take pride in delivering video biography projects that will be treasured for generations!
Our customer satisfaction is very high. Here is a testimonial from Alan Sechrest:
My grandmother, Hazel, is 95 years old and going strong. We came to realize that she is the only keeper of much of our family history, and the only one who can identify many of the people in our family photos. So we engaged Jane and Peter of Your Story Here Video Biography to document her life story in video. I thought I knew my grandmother quite well, but Jane and Peter's detailed and thoughtful process brought out the story of her life in a way I hadn't imagined, and which will be a family treasure forever.
Through a process of pre-interviewing me and Hazel, and of going through over 100 family photos, Jane was able to build a basic outline of Hazel's life to guide her through the actual video interview. Because she was so well prepared, she was able to ask the right questions throughout the taping to bring out layers and textures from Hazel's life story instead of just a telling of events.
As for our family photographs, Peter not only scanned them all in and edited them into the video at all the right points, but he also used technology to clean up the cracks and discolorations so the pictures actually look better in the video than when you look at them directly. In addition, Jane and Peter added historical photographs depicting events Hazel was describing but of which we have no pictures of our own. For example, Hazel described the tent city her parents lived in after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and as she describes it we see on screen pictures of an actual tent city from that event.
Jane was even able to record Hazel's answering machine message, which she hasn't changed in 20 years, and include it playing over the closing credits. A great touch!
The final product flows very smoothly from Hazel's earliest memories through her current perspectives on a long life and the world today. It is the story of her life, fit deftly into the context of the times in which she has lived. I can see now that any attempt to do this on my own would have come up woefully short. Jane and Peter produce a professional documentary of a quality that an amateur cannot match.
Of course Hazel will pass one day, but our family has such joy in knowing that we have preserved her voice, her smile, and her stories on video. We have them to enjoy and to share with our kids and their kids. That is truly priceless.
I highly recommend Your Story Here to anyone who has a parent, grandparent or any older person in their lives who has a story to tell. I believe everyone has a story to tell, they just need someone to ask them the right questions. Call Jane and Peter and have them put Your Story Here.
March 02, 2009