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.
Steve, as you know, Charlie was a little hesitant at first to spend $20,000-plus on a video, but I will tell you it has been the best money ever spent. He is so excited about the video and each of his daughters and grandchildren will be presented a copy of the DVD on Thanksgiving Day. What a way to give thanks.
Steve, after viewing the video, it hit me so emotionally it has taken me two days to write to you. There are no words that I can say that would express to you what that video meant to me. Again I thank you with all my heart. My dad and mom were great parents, and your video proves my point. Thanks again.
We are unbelievably grateful for the video that Family Legacy Video created for my father’s ninetieth birthday. My husband and I have commented that giving Dad the video history of his fascinating life is among the most important things we have ever done — for us, for him and for our children. We were truly overwhelmed at the quality of what you produced. From the careful creation of the questions you used to evoke Dad’s fondest memories and deepest emotions, to the amazing selection of maps, pictures, music and information you included, the video was worthy of the History channel or National Geographic! Dad, with tears, could not stop thanking us for this gift. He has had a need to tell his story for years; after watching the video, he was radiant with pride and satisfaction. We feel that his legacy has been captured for generations to come and that we could not have given him a more meaningful gift. In every way, this has turned out to be a wonderful experience for us, for Dad and for our entire extended family.