What is a Legacy Video?
A Legacy Video conveys the highlights of a person's life--in their own words. Imagine watching a video of your grandfather telling a favorite story from his childhood. Or a video of your mother explaining what she loves about you, and your dad saying he’s proud of you. Legacy videos are intended for families who have a loved one approaching the golden years. The videos are meant to preserve priceless memories for generations. When filming a Legacy Video we build a relationship of trust and love, ask great questions, and use professional equipment to record each spoken word and felt emotion. To enhance the experience we thoughtfully edit the video into two versions: a long video that includes the interview responses and a second, shorter version that focuses on the highlights and main points. We can think of no better way to preserve the memories of a loved one. A Legacy Video is one of the best gifts you can give a family member, and yourself.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Legacy Video?
It's a treasured video featuring an interview of you or a loved one. The video contains the highlights of their life in their own words. It's a priceless gift for your family.
Why are Legacy Videos important?
A Legacy Video captures the story of your life for generations to come. It leads to valuable conversations between you and your loved ones.
How does it work?
We (Chris & Nicole) will schedule an appointment to come to your house. After chatting for a few minutes and explaining everything we'll spend some time setting up our video equipment. Then, during a ninety minute interview, Nicole will ask great questions to get you talking about the most important parts of your life. Afterward you can share up to 20 photos with us to use in the video (please have them in digital form). We'll take several weeks to edit the video into two forms. A 10 minute highlight video of all the most significant pieces of your interview, and a longer version that includes all of your responses from the interview.
Where do you film The Legacy Videos?
We come to you! We'll help you find a well-lit, quiet spot in your home. Typically we like to be near a large window for natural lighting.
What If I don't Want to Post it Online?
Posting your highlight video is optional. Not at all mandatory. We like to post them as an encouragement for other people who will watch them.
What kind of questions do you ask during the interview?
Here are a few examples: "Tell us a favorite memory from your childhood." "How did you meet your spouse?" "What do you want to say about your children?" "As you think of the end of your life what thoughts do you have?" "Do you have any words of wisdom for your kids and grandkids?"
Can I see the questions ahead of time?
Absolutely! We want you to feel as prepared and comfortable as possible.
What if I'm uncomfortable in front of the camera?
So are we! While you may feel intimidated by the cameras initially we find that everyone relaxes after a few minutes. Nicole is very down to earth and will put you at ease. The cameras are small and non obtrusive. Plus, they are situated off to the side so you're not even looking at them. You'll be seated across from Nicole and will be chatting with her the whole time. You'll likely forget you're even being recorded, but even if you don't forget about the cameras we promise you that the experience will be pleasant and worthwhile.
How much does it cost?
Our discounted 2020 pricing for a standard Legacy Video with a 90 minute interview is $500. An extra hour of interview time can be added on for $250 and an hour of B-roll filming (showing the interviewee doing things that they love, places they love or with people they love) can be added on for $100. The cost reflects the time intensive nature of the project. It takes about 30 hours of work to produce one Legacy Video! We think you'll agree that a Legacy Video is a worthwhile investment for you and your loved ones.
How far are you willing to travel?
Worldwide! This project is so important to us we're willing to travel anywhere to help people record their stories! We love meeting new people and exploring new locations. Ideally we'd have 2 or 3 interested families in a location to make it feasible to travel there, but that's not a hard and fast rule.
How do I schedule a Legacy Video?
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