Have you ever thought about capturing your life story and family history for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to know? One way to ensure future generations will know you and your story is to share it in a Legacy Video. Imagine if your ancestors had left a video memoir!
Below are a few reasons why these modern-day memoirs have become the new favorite way in which to document one’s story and history..
Your Life Story in a Legacy Video
Often, when someone sits down to write their autobiography, they discover it’s far more difficult than they expect. Writing the events of one’s life on paper tends to make them sound more like a history book than heart felt elocutions. Written memoirs can also take months, even years, to write.
With a video memoir or Legacy Video, you simply share your stories in an interview. Not only will you recount your stories more naturally, but your personality, body language and voice will bring them to life in a way the written word often struggle to do.
It Appeals to Younger Generations
For those among us who can still remember a time before the internet … books, journals and letters were an important part of our lives. We relied heavily on the written word, augmented only by a few faded photos, to pass down our stories and family history. These days, whether for the better or worse, younger generations are more screen oriented. Sharing your memories on video gives younger family members a more visually captivating way to know you and your story.
It Keeps On Giving
While you may not be around to get to know your great, great-grandchildren, it doesn’t mean they can’t get to know you. But relying on your children and grandchildren to pass on stories can be risky. What do you remember about your own grandparents? What do you know about your great-grandparents? Which stories have you passed on to your own children? When we try to re-tell someone else’s story, we never quite capture the essence of our loved ones’ personality, who they were and the original way they told their stories. Video can.
It’s Easy To Duplicate
As a family grows, it becomes more difficult to decide who gets the various heirlooms. Who gets the box of old photos, the family bible or the grandparent’s good china? Video Memoirs or Legacy Videos are easy to duplicate so everyone family member can have a copy of the movie for their own. Your story and memories are one of the best gifts you could possibly pass on … and it doesn’t matter if you have twenty family members or two hundred!
To learn more about capturing your life story in a video memoir or Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
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Give your family the gift of a lifetime by capturing your life story and family history 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 Legacy Videos, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
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