Life In Retrospect ~ What Do You Have To Say About Your Life?
Would you like to star in your own episode of "This Is Your Life" ?
If you are old enough to remember the "last century" television series called "This Is Your Life", you will recall it was an interview show that could be described as a bit of a cross between ABC's "Anh's Brush With Fame" and Ancestry dot com's "Who Do You Think You Are?". If you have ever thought how nice it would be to record your life on film, whether just for you and/or family or wider distribution, then maybe I can help.
I would not call myself a "professional film maker" (we all have to start somewhere) and that is probably why I may be in your price range ! I love talking to people about their life and I have film equipment and editing software. This is a good combination.
What I love to do it listen to the different life-scapes people have lived. Our Elders have so much to teach us ... if only we would listen. Grandchildren rarely spend time with their Grandparents talking about the "good old days" and I think this is a big loss for future generations. You can't ask them when they have gone ... but you can put on a video and hear them speak about their life.
I can combine photographs, video interviews, voice recordings, family interviews, possibly old family film footage (depending on format and quality) or whatever other ideas you might have, that can all be combined into a film of up to 1 hour duration. If I had a 1 hour film of each of my Grandparents, lat-a-lone my parents, talking to me about their life I would be chuffed ! Is this something that interests you?
The other idea I have that would be great to record is a "Will Reading" film. That is where you sit down and explain to family members what you want done with your estate and who gets what, for them to watch after your funeral ! You hear so many stories about families that fall apart over the inheritance and see signs across some Lawyers offices asking "Have you been treated unfairly in a Will?". This is so annoying. As someone from "one of those families" where there were only two of us and you would think 50/50 meant half each ... but my sister had a different mathematical equation in mind cheating me of a good potential $100,000 (I say) ... I would have loved to have a film of my mother telling her if she continues to behave like this, she will go to bed without any dinner ! That was not the case, however, and so now I look to see how I might be able to stop other families from coming to blows or just blow apart !
If, on the other hand, you have a different idea of what you need a film for, please give me a try anyway. As long as it does not involve any stunts or dangerous activities I will be interested in a chat. On my contact page I have an "email me" form and I will get back to you as soon as I can.