Dale Says

August 1, 2006

Tribute to My Dad

Filed under: Family Tribute — Dale @ 12:08 pm

Dear Dale,

I saw your cool Website and wanted to get your advice.  My Dad is getting up there in years, and I’d like to make a video about his life, so my children and grandchildren will know about him.  I don’t want to spend a lot of money on it, though.  What do you suggest?


Dear Joe,

Thanks for your note. 

A video would be a wonderful tribute to your father, and it wouldn’t have to be expensive.  Here’s my suggestion:

1.  Gather up photos and other records of his life that you would like included in the video.  Scan them and put the scanned images on a CD.

2.  Write a list of 5-10 questions you would like your father to answer about his life, review the questions with your Dad, then record him answering them, using a tape recorder or camcorder.

3. Select 2-3 songs that your father likes.

4.  Hire someone to put the recorded answers, photos, and music together on a VHS or DVD video.  Make copies for each of your children.

That’s a quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive way to make a video about your father’s life.  The whole thing can be produced for less than $500.

Good luck!  Please let me know how it turns out.


June 13, 2006

Family Interviews

Filed under: Family Tribute — Dale @ 2:53 pm

A friend called the other day and said she wanted us to interview and video tape her great-Aunt talking about growing up.  The aunt is over 90-years-old, and the caller wanted to preserve the aunt’s stories for her children and grandchildren.

This type of project is very low cost and very effective.   We work with the interview subject, ask them what type of questions they would like to be asked, and even supply them with a list of questions ahead of time, if they so choose.   The total cost of a professional, edited video of this type can be as little as a couple of hundred dollars.

Contact us for more information.

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