What is a Legacy Video? A Legacy by Family Tree Video is a memoir on video that preserve a family’s stories for younger generations to know. Legacy Videos are also known as Family History Videos, Life Story Videos and Family Documentaries.
Stories are captured through filmed interviews with one or more family members and then woven together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. Titles, chapters, music and more are added throughout. The result is a beautiful “moving portrait”, a modern-day heirloom families can pass on for generations to come.
Unlike a photo album, written memoir or ancestry.com, Legacy Videos preserve a family’s oral history, memories shared in one’s own words. Personality, nuance and voice are captured along with priceless information, bringing stories and family history to life in a way the written word often struggles to do.
In the past, only professional movie studios could do justice to any kind of documentary production. Not only was the cost and process far bigger than what any one person could take on, but the subject had to have wide-spread appeal. After all, just how many people would pay to see a movie about the family next door?
These days, due to technological advances, there is a new type of documentary producer. One that specializes in working only with families in order to capture their stories – real stories of real people. These producers give families a way to preserve their stories and history in a format that will captivate for generations.
What is in a Legacy Video?
A Legacy Video can be whatever a family wants it to be. Below are a few examples:
- Some families want to capture the family history as recalled by several family members in order to bring the family tree to life.
- Others prefer to keep the focus closer to the present by capturing the life story of a parent or grandparent.
- Still others choose to capture a special family event or experience – such as summers on grandpa’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. That is why a Legacy Video has such unique appeal.
To learn more about capturing your stories for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to know, contact us.
A Legacy Video is a modern-day heirloom your family will treasure for generations to come.
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“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots, and the other, wings.” — H. S. Carter