I bought a Family Legacy Video® for my father for Christmas. We did not know what to expect but Steve and his crew were professional from beginning to end. From the preinterview to production, it was seamless and my father felt very comfortable – and he was impressed with the detail and attention given in advance to the areas he would cover in his interview and the actual production of the video. We gathered as a family to watch his video “premiere” – we felt like we were watching a ready-for-TV documentary. The tears and laughter we had as a family watching my father’s video were priceless – not to mention the importance to our family of preserving my father’s memories and stories for generations to come. We cannot thank Steve enough – this was the best investment I have ever made!
You did a wonderful job listening to what we wanted to produce, polling us for our creative ideas, and then running with it all to create a beautiful piece we’ll be proud to share with our family and friends. Now, we have this fantastic family treasure to remember our mom/grandmother/great-grandmother. Thanks, Steve, well done. Well done.
My Family Legacy Video ® is perhaps the most valuable possession I will ever own. It is an irreplaceable treasure for my children, my children’s children. In his video, my father speaks with candor and clarity for two hours about his life, telling stories I’ve never heard before and will treasure forever. I am touched beyond explanation for the gift Steve Pender has given us. My dad is the most beautiful man, and this heartfelt interview, woven exquisitely, makes my heart sing with joy and gratitude for our Family Legacy Video ® of the man who will always be my Daddy.
The Mining Foundation of the Southwest retained Steve Pender to prepare short biographical videos that quickly presented our honorees’ personal and professional stories while providing the historical and modern context for their achievements. The audience provided feedback to us indicating they found the segments to be interesting and engaging…a huge improvement from the dry introductions typical of award ceremonies. We plan to use Family Legacy Video in the future and are already thinking of how the videos for 2013 can be made even better.