Q: How long is the video
A: As long as it needs to be and not a second more.
Seriously, the program could run anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes
after editing—most are over 90 minutes. Our experience is that
once people start remembering and talking about their lives, the
stories really flow. How long would you be willing to listen to
Q: Who would want to hear about me?
A: See last sentence of the above answer. Today’s
generation is looking for connections, things that help them make
sense of the world and help them know what’s real. By sharing your
memories of your life and your ancestors, you are giving them a
substantial foundation on which to build their own lives and
Q: What if I’ve never been in front of a camera?
A: You’re not auditioning for a network drama, you are
talking to people who care about you. And you’re talking about you—and you are the foremost expert on you. You know you inside and
out. After 5 minutes, you’ll forget the camera is even there.
Q: So it's me talking...for two hours?!
A: It can be, if you want. But we have 25 years' experience
in the many ways to make stories interesting on video. By blending in other
interviews, scanned copies of old photos and video, documents, old
clippings, certificates and licenses as well as digital
photographs of trophies, collectables, souvenirs and other
memorabilia, we keep the story moving and the viewers' interest
Q: Wouldn’t I seem vain or egotistical to have a video made
A: Someone outside the family might feel that way—for
about 2 seconds. Then they too would appreciate the great thing
you have done for your family. Yes, it’s a bit of a chore and it
costs a little money. But to the people for whom you are doing
this, it will be the best gift you have ever given. And
remember, the video is not all about you. For some, these videos
are a way to honor the memory of their parents and ancestors.
Within you lies more incidental information about your family than
your descendents will ever be able to learn on their own.