It’s only natural as we age to think about leaving a legacy. What we will pass on to our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren? For some it will be a financial portfolio, a collection of tools or set of china. Many, though, recognize the value of leaving a legacy that is more intangible, passing on life stories, family history and life lessons.
A Legacy Lost
When stories aren’t passed from one generation to the next, they simply disappear; as if whole lives never existed. And while names and dates can usually be retrieved from public records, the personalities, quirks, everyday achievements, sorrows, hilarity, and life lessons that make up the intimacy of family experience, only survive in the stories that are passed from one generation to the next.
Leaving a Legacy
In the past, people shared their stories in personal journals, photo albums and on audio recordings. With advances in technology, people are now turning to video as a way to share their stories while ensuring a lasting and living legacy.
Legacy Videos weave a filmed interview together with family photographs, letters, maps and other memorabilia. Skillfully edited, they not only capture priceless stories and information but also the personality, expression and voice of the people interviewed. Legacy Videos can focus on a single person or an entire branch of a family tree. Either way, the result is a visually rich and very personal portrait.
Compared to photo albums, scrapbooks or other keepsakes, Legacy Videos will forever breathe life into the people and events relevant to a family’s history. They ensure that the stories will be just as vivid and “alive” years from now, as they are today. Leaving a legacy in such a way was not previously possible.
It is exciting that in today’s multi-media age, we have a whole new way to leave our legacy for the next generation. How will you leave your Legacy?
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Give your family the gift of a lifetime by capturing your life story in a Legacy Video.
Here at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “Moving Portrait” capturing you sharing your life story, family history and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about capturing your stories in a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
Family Tree Video LLC
Legacy Video Production
Legacy Videos Producer
“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots, and the other, wings.” — H. S. Carter