Life has changed beyond description in just one or two generations, and your parents memories are a precious gift to give to yourself and also your descendants. Nothing captures a character and a personality like a professional interview, and capturing that on video means that generations of your family to come can hear the stories and meet their ancestors.
With a 30 year background in TV production we can offer you superb quality family history videos at a very reasonable price.
Every generation lives through a period that's unlikely to be repeated. Stories of the WWII, evacuation, The Swinging Sixties or The Glam Rock seventies all tell tales of our parents real youth, with drainpipes, quiffs or flares. Keeping a memory of a loved one or educating the youngsters in the family about times gone by, and introducing gran or grandad to the next few generations is a fantastic thing to do.
I'm a TV producer and I've been making TV for ITV, Channel four, Channel five, MTV, The Discovery Channel and many others for over 30 years, but by far the most important video I've ever made was this video of my Mum. Originally I made this for my young daughters, way too young to be interested in Family History at the time, but I figured when they got a little older they may get the bug. So I sat Mum down with a whole load of old family photos and asked her about them. Simple. But Beautiful. I lit it and shot it like a high quality documentary and edited the pictures she was talking about with all the care and attention I'd put into a broadcast programme. The stories she told me were astonishing, and right then I knew I should be offering this to other families.
As well as a history lesson for my kids and their kids, I realised that what I had was a fantastic record of my Mum at her talkative best. At this stage she was bright as a button and great company, full of stories and humour. As time went by these qualities faded a little, but I'd captured, for all eternity, Mum at her very best. I just wish I'd done the same for Dad. Around this time a few people interested in ther own family history had seen the video and asked me to do their own versions, and I figured that this would be a valuable service to offer people, so here it is!
I strongly believe that everyone should be able to do their own version of this for your own family, regardless of budget, which is why there is a totally free downloadable work sheet on how to film these yourself, using just your smartphone. Alternatively we'd be honoured to capture and edit a Talking Family Documentary for your family history. I've kept prices as low as possible whilst maintaining high standards and am happy to offer extended payment terms, plus the ability to share costs with siblings, so if you have 2 or 3 brothers or sisters the split price will be significantly more affordable. We also offer an option where you follow our guide on how to film your folks, send us the footage, and the photos, and we'll edit it for you.
For the best quality permanent record of your families memories, drop us a line using the link on the bottom right of this screen. We've shot and edited 1000's of broadcast TV interviews, and as well as looking beautiful, we know that the key is to put the interviewee at ease. We're genuinely interested, and helping your relatives tell th
For the best quality permanent record of your families memories, drop us a line using the link on the bottom right of this screen. We've shot and edited 1000's of broadcast TV interviews, and as well as looking beautiful, we know that the key is to put the interviewee at ease. We're genuinely interested, and helping your relatives tell their story, without feeling self conscious or overawed is what we've done for 30 years. We'll film for a couple of hours and then spend a week or so editing your footage together to produce something fascinating for all your family, for years, and generations, to come.
We completely understand that some of the work involved in producing a video like this can be little overwhelming, so we offer a second service whereby you film the interview with your family member using the guide on this website, and send us the footage, along with the scanned photos and we'll edit the footage together to give you a fin
We completely understand that some of the work involved in producing a video like this can be little overwhelming, so we offer a second service whereby you film the interview with your family member using the guide on this website, and send us the footage, along with the scanned photos and we'll edit the footage together to give you a finished piece that we put on a youtube channel for you and you can keep a copy of the video forever. There are obviously savings to be made taking this route. Simply follow the directions on the "Make Your Own Video" page up until the point of editing and send us the footage.
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