Welcome to the February issue!
It’s hard to believe we’re already a month into 2012! I hope your video biography efforts are well underway – and don’t forget that Family Legacy Video® is here to help. This month we take a brief look at the “visual sleuthing” we offer our Deluxe Legacy Video™ clients. You’ll also learn about a chance to hear me on the radio.
I hope you enjoy this issue of the Family Legacy Video® Producer’s 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
The video biography detective.
Steve Pender is an award-winning video biographer, but to clients who hire him to produce their Deluxe Family Legacy Videos™, he’s much more than that. In fact, most consider him the “Sam Spade” of video biography. Well, to a point. He does own a fedora, but he doesn’t carry a gun. However, he is relentless when it comes to tracking down archival visuals to enhance the remembrances of family storytellers.
One of Family Legacy Video’s most recent projects is a case in point. The storyteller is a lady with a remarkable personal and business life, one that moves from various points in Canada, to the United States and Europe. Steve’s search has led him to archives in Canada, museums in the states of Arizona, Washington and in the country of Norway, and even Ebay. Materials uncovered range from photos, film, newspaper microfilm, magazine articles and even an 1948 copy of a Duncan Hines travel guide; all material that will help illuminate his client’s stories and give her video biography a deluxe, big-budget look and feel.
Some of the material has been free, but a lot of it, as Sam Spade might say, costs a few “semolians.” In addition to the time involved “searching for clues” and “running down leads,” there are fees to purchase copies and rights, to ship materials and sometimes to hire additional researchers in other areas of the world. You need a budget that can support this kind of activity; that’s why Family Legacy Video® offers archival research only for Deluxe Family Legacy Video™ clients. Time and again, amazed by the images uncovered by Steve’s archival sleuthing, clients say it’s worth every penny.
Family Legacy Video takes to the airwaves.
On Sunday, February 5, Family Legacy Video’s president, Steve Pender, will appear on Law Review Radio.” The show, hosted by estate planning and elder law attorney Ronald Zack, will run from 2PM to 3 PM on Tucson radio station KVOI (1030 on the AM dial). The discussion will focus on the role video biographies can play as non-financial assets of personal legacies by helping to pass along life stories and values.