What goes into a personal history documentary?


photo_woman_scarfThe at-home interview: How long can they talk and tell stories? It can be as little as 2 hours, and as long as 20 hours. It can take one day or 10 days. It can include them talking with their children, grandchildren, siblings, etc. You and I will work together to estimate the time needed.

Special places: I can film them and any members of your family visiting their old neighborhood, homes, buildings, workplace, etc. and record their memories. I recently filmed a man visiting the New York Botanical Gardens, where he showed me his favorite childhood places.

Photos & Music: Photos are crucial to the story telling process. Images from the past edited together with just the right music can enhance the emotions of any story.