What are Family History Videos and why have they become the new favorite way for families to preserve their stories? Family History Videos by Family Tree Video are memoirs on video that capture the history of an individual, couple or family for younger generations to know.
Stories are captured through filmed interviews and then edited together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. Titles, chapters, music and more are often added throughout. The finished video is a modern-day heirloom that preserves a family’s stories in their own words.
Best of all, because it is in digital format, it appeals to the younger generations of today. And it can also be easily duplicated so every family member can have a copy of their own.
From Public Space to Private Lives
A few years back only professional movie studios, world renowned film makers, and documentarians like Ken Burns, could do justice to any kind of documentary production. Not only was the cost and production process far bigger in scope than what any one person could undertake, but the subject matter had to have wide-spread public appeal. After all, who would be interested in going to a movie theater or watching a mini-series about the family down the street?
Today, due to technological advances, there is a new breed of professional documentary producer. One that specializes in working solely with families to capture their stories – real stories of real people. These video producers offer a way for families to preserve their history in format that will captivate for generations.
What do Family History Videos include?
Family History Videos are designed to a client’s needs and can be whatever a family wants it to be. Below are just a few examples:
- Some families focus on bringing the family tree to life by capturing oral, written, and photographed family history as recalled by multiple family members.
- Others keep the focus closer to the present by capturing the life story of a parent or grandparent, from early childhood up to today.
- Still others choose to document a special family event or experience – such as summers spent on a grandparent’s farm – and begin a tradition that will inspire others to do the same.
There is no right way to preserve a family’s stories, history and memories. That is why Family History Videos offer such unique appeal.
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To learn about capturing your family history for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to know, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
A Family History Video is a modern-day heirloom your family will treasure for generations to come.
Family Tree Video LLC
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