A video biography shoot – in under 41 seconds!

Just for fun, we set up a time lapse camera on a recent Family Legacy Video® shoot. From set up to the interview’s end, the compressed version of our all-day shoot runs for under forty-one seconds! Think of how much we could get done in a day if we really moved this fast. But don’t worry – if you hire Family Legacy Video® to create a legacy video for you, we promise not to rush your interview! We hope you enjoy the video.

6 Responses to A video biography shoot – in under 41 seconds!

  1. I love it, Steve! What fun to see how you set things up and get ready for a shoot. I was especially intrigued by how you moved the chairs around, presumably to get the best lighting and background.

    My favorite part? The little white dog who seemed to sprint through the room once or twice before playing — for only a second or two! — with a fuzzy toy. And then the toy miraculously disappeared! I wish our cat toys would take responsibility for putting themselves away like that.

    • Hi, Linda. I’m glad you enjoyed the time lapse! Moving chairs and other furniture/items in a room so we can get the backgrounds we want and properly place our lights is par for the course. In fact, I always take a set of “before” photos of a room before we begin – so we can put it back together after we’re done. The little white dog was our pal during this particular set up – but while shooting he and his toy were kept in another room for safety’s sake – and to keep him off our storytellers lap!

  2. I love it! And I love the little white dog’s antics. You say you kept the dog in another room while shooting, but have you ever included pets in a shoot? For many people a pet (especially a little dog like that) is a constant companion – wouldn’t the pet be important to telling the person’s story?

    • Hi, Fran. Thanks! As for the dog: If a pet was well-behaved and figured prominently in the stories, or if we were shooting a segment or a whole video focusing on the pet, it could make sense to include the critter. I haven’t had a situation like that yet. In most cases, I believe including a pet would have more cons instead of pros from the standpoints of safety, noise, and continuity (pet suddenly jumping off lap, for example, leaving you with shots that include the pet and shots that don’t, possibly creating challenges in editing). I also want a storyteller focused on me and not the pet. But hey, I’d be up for doing a Pet Legacy Video!

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