The personal video memoir
The recording of the Classic Personal Video Memoir lasts 60-minutes. This can be enriched with photos, press-cuttings, and film and video material to give a 'documentary' effect. It can be extended to 90- minutes, and further 30-minute segments on particular themes can also be added.
Here are some excerpts from Personal Video Memoirs:
"Overall, it is really an excellent product in technical, visual and communication terms."
Why Record your Life Story on Video?
Writing an autobiography is no easy task. Recording an interview on video achieves the same purpose in a personal, intimate, visual form. A life of stories makes a ‘life story’. In a 60-minute interview. Easy for family and friends to watch and enjoy. In an era when many people still passively watch TV instead of talking, those untold stories from the past can come to life in a Personal Video Memoir. The lives of ordinary people prove to be extraordinary.
An Ideal Gift for Major Milestones
A birthday, anniversary, or retirement can be enhanced by the presentation of a Personal Video Memoir. Family members (or colleagues in a company) have the opportunity to arrange for a Personal Video Memoir to be made in time for the big occasion. Celebrating the life of an individual by looking back on their achievements can bring great pleasure and satisfaction to all concerned.
The person who is the subject of the interview is given a set of 'Preparation Guidelines' to help them select the facts, stories, and reflections they would like to share. Clients often choose to make notes at this point which they can later discuss with the interviewer, so that together they can establish a 'thread' for the interview. At the same time, the location, date and time are fixed for the recording..
Using a simple, high-quality video-camera, the Memoirs On Camera interviewer asks the client to piece together the story of their life so far. This conversation aims to place the milestones, and illustrate the person’s journey in between.
The Finished Product
Following the recording of the interview, an edited ‘draft’ (with opening and closing titles) is presented to the client. After final approval, the USBs (or DVDs) included in their personal package are produced and delivered to the client.
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