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Jane Shafron
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Tom Turned 70. And His Tribute Turned the Tables
Tom plays songs reflecting important moments & vital people Many of our tribute video projects are prompted by an anniversary or a birthday.  Seventieth birthdays seem especially suited for celebration video tributes.  Typically, the subjects have slowed th...

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A Love That Defied The Race Laws
She was an American living in Lovelock, Nevada and he was a Canadian working nearby.  They fell in love. But Nevada's race laws prohibited "miscegenation" and said they could not marry. But that wasn't Sue's only problem.  She was also a young woman of Japa...

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Family History Video Ideas for Your Family Reunion
I had a call last week from Carri Levy – senior producer of Lifetime Television's "The Balancing Act".  The show is planning a segment on how families use video in family reunions.  The call was good timing as I had just delivered a video project for Bev an...

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7 Secrets for Better Video on Your Phone
Photo montage: Your Story Here LLC Lots of us take video on our phones - and if you are one of my kids then you post it to Instagram or Snapchat or Vine or something of the sort and it's laughed at then quickly forgotten. For this kind of video ephemera (as...

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Dear Younger Me: Relax, It will all be OK
One of the questions I almost always ask in a video biography or ethical will interview is "If you could give a piece of advice to yourself aged 20, what might that be?"   How would you answer that question? How would your family answer that question?  Jona...

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Tom Turned 70. And His Tribute Turned the Tables
Tom plays songs reflecting important moments & vital people Many of our tribute video projects are prompted by an anniversary or a birthday.  Seventieth birthdays seem especially suited for celebration video tributes.  Typically, the subjects have slowed th...

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The 7 Quickest & Best Photo Repair Tricks
Through our video biography work, and then as a stand alone business, we have fixed thousands of photographs over more than ten years. But even after all these years, I still get tickled when I look at new images that need help: it's knowing that through so...

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Dying in the Digital Age: And Staying Alive
As a video biographer and personal historian, I am a grateful fan of Facebook. It helps us connect and stay up with family and friends, provides a free repository for our photos and videos, and offers an inc...

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Voice Over Narration in Life Story Videos: Yes or No?
You're making a life story video - for a parent or a grandparent let's say. (Well done, by the way!) You are going to use video interview material of your subject, old photos and documents, and maybe some archive photos or archive video. You plan to divide ...

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Courage, Generosity, Faith and Hidden History: Films for Non-Profits
Did I mention that Your Story Here
makes short videos for non-profits? Films for non-profits – both in their
creation and in their viewing - can be made the centerpiece for
connecting to the donor community and for fundraising. They can be
shown in exhibit...
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