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Overall Experience

Over the years I’ve developed a progression of questions that lead you from your awareness and knowledge about your ancestry and those who came before you, through your childhood and early memories, young adult life, marriage, parenting and family, career, retirement and later life. But a significant piece of what makes this experience special are the more introspective questions I ask such as during which parts of your life did you feel most alive, or most positive? Were there points that you reflect upon in which you now wish you’d made different choices? Tell me about your experience parenting and grandparenting, and thoughts about aging and dying. This combination of the linear more chronological trajectory of your life with the more inward looking personal experience is a beautiful blend that helps bring out a person’s true essence and to tell their story in deeper and more meaningful ways. Throughout the process, I take care to listen actively, and use follow up questions to clarify and build upon your answers. This is one of my greatest strengths in listening as a stranger and inquiring for greater depth.

Meet & Greet

Before the day of filming, we have an introductory meeting at our office to get to know each other and answer any questions about preparation or otherwise. This meeting can be conducted over the phone or via Skype if preferred.

Day of filming

• Setup and break down of camera, sound and lighting equipment
• Filming of family photos, family trees, genealogy records or other collections, etc. so that they never leave your presence
• Potential gathering of additional B-Roll of subject in their home space
* Some questions can be provided ahead of time as food for thought and to get the memories and stories flowing

Post production process

• Musical soundtrack added
• Editing of interview and removal of interview questions
• Integration of existing family photos into the videos
• Transformation of long form interview into approachable individual short videos (according to package)
• Uploading to password protected private webpage to share with friends and family (according to package)
• Delivery of final product in various formats in hard and digital copy (according to package)

Pricing

One Story Focus
$995
A special deal
One topic of focus
2 hour interview on site
Integration of up to 10 photos
All files delivered digitally
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The Loving Legacy
$2,500
Our Signature Service
Everything in Package 1 +
Pre-film date meet & greet session
Up to a full day on site filming
Integration of up to 30 photos
2 DVDs with personalized case and menus
Thumb Drive with all digital files
Personalized page of your video password protected and hosted on LovingLegacyVideo.com (more details in FAQ's)
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Loving Legacy Plus
$3,900
Signature Service + a variety of special extras
Everything in Package 2 +
Printed transcript of entire interview
Documentary photographer on hand for day of filming
Integration of unlimited photos
8 DVDs
Personalized page includes full interview broken down into many short videos by topic
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* Packages have in the past been paid for by multiple siblings who shared the cost.

* Discounts available for spouses and or multiple Loving Legacy Videos purchased at same time

* Discounts available for repeat clients at multiyear intervals