Welcome to the January issue!
Lots of clients to satisfy before the holidays left no time for a December newsletter – so I’ll take this opportunity to wish you a Happy 2018! In this issue, I’ll touch on some highlights from the year that was and clue you in on an important change in Family Legacy Video’s offerings going forward.
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
Glancing back and looking ahead.
What a year! As day after day was crossed off the December calendar, I wondered at times if we’d finish all the legacy video projects that were promised before the holidays. We did, of course!
As 2017 recedes in the rear-view mirror, I look back on the year with great satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment, knowing that Family Legacy Video® helped many clients and storytellers from Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota preserve, celebrate, and share their life stories on video. It was truly a year of great people, exciting travel, and fascinating stories! We look forward to more of the same in 2018.
Family Legacy Video, Inc. also received some great press in 2017. We were featured in the September AARP Bulletin article, Tell The Story Of Your Life. You can find a copy of the article on our Family Legacy Video in Print page.
I also shared a December 12 post, entitled Try This Twist on Home Movies: Capture What Your Family Values Most, with Stacy Allred, head of Merrill Lynch’s Center for Family Wealth, in Merrill Lynch’s The Bulletin. Check out the entry to see a short slide show based on advice I offered the post’s author.
What will 2018 bring? I hope for more opportunities helping folks preserve the stories of their lives in custom personal video and audio biographies. Fingers crossed!
Family Legacy Video® is also refocusing this year – we’ll be dropping our DIY webinars to concentrate solely on our custom production services (see the article below).
I wish you and yours a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year – and I hope you weave many wonderful stories of your own as the days fly by!
– Steve Pender
Webinar recordings slated to end.
Live workshops and webinars, and later webinar recordings, have been a part of the mix at Family Legacy Video® for over a decade. For 2018, however, a desire to focus primarily on custom video biography production has led the company to end the last of it’s DIY services and products.
Family Legacy Video® first went online in 2003, selling it’s newly-minted Family Legacy Video® Producer’s Guide. Eventually, royalty-free music was added, and later the business expanded into workshops and webinars. But the time has come, like a good gardener, to pare those offerings that aren’t contributing to the company’s growth. And so, like the guide and music before them, sales of the webinars will cease as of February 15, 2018. Those who purchase the recordings will have until February 28 to download them.
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer and you’re still on the fence regarding the value the webinars might offer you, consider this recent message I received from a gentleman who participated in the 2008 webinars:
I am blessed with 18 uncles and aunts and 47 first cousins. And a rich history including disruption in 1947 when India was partitioned and the families fled as refugees across the now India – Pakistan border, losing all material possessions and having painful memories of atrocities on streets. Your seminars helped me capture memories of 3 older uncles and my parents, 9 hours of tape so far. Tonite, in New Delhi, I will interview 3 additional aunts!
Visit the Webinars page to learn more and to order in time to beat the deadline!