19 June 2013

Capture Your Family History on Video This Summer

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I don’t know about you and my summer has already been incredibly busy with family-oriented events – a graduation, family from out of town, mother’s day, father’s day, an anniversary and a wedding have kept me busy for the past month.  Though I didn’t take any video, I did take a lot of photos!  I have always loved to capture images of the family as we do “stuff.”

Though I didn’t take advantage, yet, of some scheduled family events to video tape members of the family, this doesn’t mean you should follow suit!  I came across a neat article, Capture Your Family History on Video This Summer which talks about some basic “how to” elements.  The most important thing the author notes is “don’t wait.” Too many of do wait and our loved ones are no longer here for us to interview.  For example, my children have never heard my mother’s voice – I do have a few minutes of video of her, though there is no sound.

Pictures (and video) can say a thousand words ...

Do you have plans to do some video taped interviews this summer? 
Do you have any tips to share with those planning on doing some videotaping?

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