Your grandfather, your sister, your great-aunt Bea. You.
Legacy videos, or “video biographies,” allow storytellers to capture cherished moments from their past.
While family photo albums packed with snapshots have their place, video adds voice, movement, and personality – the sound of your grandfather’s voice, your mother’s laugh, the way your auntie tips her head as she recounts her favorite family tales.
We are passionate about documenting people and their stories in a way that’s both personal and authentic. The result? The stories and the memories of your loved ones live on.
Have you thought about capturing your family stories – but don’t know where to start? Are you concerned you may be running out of time?
Time does have a funny way of sneaking up on us – with every moment that passes, memories fade. Those all-important, formerly razor-sharp details become fuzzy … and begin to slip away.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Video biographies can tame the memory monster and create a lasting legacy for your loved ones.
We’re here to take the stress off of you, and help make sure you capture the voice, personality, and stories of your loved ones on video, before it’s too late.
Senior videographer, Grant Fu, has over 30 years as a director, video editor, cameraman, and audio engineer. He produced his first legacy video way back in 2001. Production manager, K’ai Roberts Fu, has over 20 years in administration and project management. She will organize all the details of video project, so you don’t have to. Together, we have a proven track record of putting nervous people at ease on camera, and eliciting stories, and getting wonderful, heart-warming results.
Every Legacy Video project begins with a pre-production call. We start by helping you choose the topics and questions you want us to focus on for the video. We discuss family photographs and ways we can include them both during the interivew, and in the finished Legacy Video. We talk about what will happen on the day of the shoot, and whether you or one of us will be asking the questions.
When we arrive on site to record your loved ones, we bring professional-quality cameras, lights, and mics for the best quality video possible. Just as important, we take time to get to know the people being recorded, so they are comfortable with us before we start recording.
After the interviews are done, we go back to the editing studio and incorporate the interviews and photographs into a video experience which links friends and families to memories they can cherish … forever.
Often our elders are the holders of rich lore (and sometimes just plain old embarrassing tales). They know all about great-aunt Gertrude, and great-uncle Joe. Details about your great-great-grandparents, and how they began their life in this country. And stories of their own lives — full of rich detail, laughter, and sorrow.
Or maybe it’s the story of your life. Your first “real” job. That first date with your partner. The birth of a child. These big milestones are often the focus of legacy videos.
But legacy video is just as compelling when it comes to sharing the smaller stories. Stories that elicit a giggle, a smile, or a tear.
Like the time your grandmother accidentally substituted salt for sugar when baking a cake to celebrate a big family event. Or your grandfather’s pet name for his vintage car. A favorite song that your parents danced to in their youth.
And dozens more memories, all unique to the storyteller; all important to friends and family.
Family stories and family history. Shared by those you love, in their unique and precious voices.
» Starts at $3000
» Starts at $1750
» Starts at $1050 for 45 minute interview
For any Legacy Video project, an on-site meet and greet with interview subjects, prior to the day of filming, may be scheduled for an additional fee. Ask for quote.
Videos delivered via SD card. Shareable links, custom DVDs, and Blu Ray available. Ask for quote.
Now is the time to create an experience which links friends and families to memories they can cherish … forever
“Thank you for the GREAT job you did on the video for Celebration of Hope!…Amazing how you were able to edit all of our rambling content into a very concise, touching, pertinent piece. Plus, you were both wonderful to work with!”