Welcome to the Autumn issue!
Even though autumn is bringing some cooler temperatures, things are still hot here at Family Legacy Video®, with a busy workload that’ll keep us hopping through the end of the year. Summer highlights included lots of video editing, more legacy video shoots, as well as some “gruesome” fun. See the details below.
I hope you enjoy this issue of the Family Legacy Video® e-Newsletter. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone toll-free (888.662.1294) with any questions or comments you have.
Cheers! – – Steve Pender
Custom legacy videos that fit like a glove.
At Family Legacy Video®, custom personal legacy videos are the name of the game. “Cookie cutter” video biographies that shoehorn your story into a specific kind of video just won’t do; your life experiences are unique and your legacy video should reflect that. While Family Legacy Video® does offer three levels of legacy videos as starting points for consideration, we will also gladly design a project to meet your specific needs. Here are some recent examples:
A FAMILY HISTORY TRAVELOGUE
For a client who wanted to show his grandchildren where he and their family came from, and why, our crew followed a storyteller through the areas in Italy that figured prominently in his and his family’s history. Our storyteller toured us through the old family farmhouse where he was born, the little village nearest the farm, the church where his parents were married, and much, much more. The result was a sentimental, joyful, poignant, informative and intimate personal history travelogue.
CELEBRATING A 55th ANNIVERSARY
With their 55th wedding anniversary approaching, a Tucson husband and wife wanted to celebrate with a video in which they could reflect on their lives, beliefs, faith, philosophies, and especially gratitude for their lives even despite numerous adversities and setbacks. They didn’t want a traditional documentary-style program, so Family Legacy Video® suggested a three-camera, live TV-style discussion. This fit their needs to a “t”, giving them the freedom to talk about whatever came up in the moment.
NINETY-FIVE YEARS & COUNTING
Our crew hit the road to Carlsbad, New Mexico to interview a 95-year old gentleman whose life story is like something out of the movies, from hopping freights during the Great Depression, being shang-hai’d as an eleven year old, serving in the Merchant Marine during WWII, hitting Utah Beach on D-day, working as a cowboy, and hitting it big in the oil business. Lots of archival film footage will be used to illustrate the times and events he describes. We also taped a “bonus” segment with our storyteller and the next three generations of his family, just sitting around a table, asking questions and sharing stories. These videos are sure to be keepsakes his family will treasure for generations.
And now for something completely different.
So what do legacy videos and zombies have in common? Nothing really, except for Family Legacy Video® president Steve Pender’s star-turn in a zombie-themed public service announcement promoting a voter information site called Vote Smart. Steve had a ball, and came away with a true appreciation of what it’s like for actors who have to spend hours in the make-up chair! Take a peak at the spot to see if Steve is convincingly “undead”.