In 2001, Dr. Marshall Duke and his wife Dr. Sarah Fivush, both of Emory University, devised a quantitative tool for studying several families titled, “Do You Know:” Examples included: Do you know where your grandparents grew up? Do you know where your mom and dad went to high school? Do you know where your parents met? Do you know an illness or something really terrible that happened in your family? Do you know the story of your birth? (New York Times)
What Dr. Duke and Dr. Fivush found is that “every family has a unifying narrative.” These narratives shape us and define us. They are traditions that make us who we are.
What if these narratives could truly be documented in a way that could be shared, from generation to generation, with our own families and beyond? What if multiple family members added to the narrative?
No other time in history have we had the ability to preserve our family photographs and film “in the cloud.” No more worrying about deterioration, yellowing of photographs, or fading of handwritten notes. Today, more and more, families are choosing to film video biographies and autobiographies.
Preserve your family history with video biographies and incorporate family heirlooms such as letters, photographs, documents, family trees, handwritten notes about family members or places of origin, and the filming of family stories told by those who were witnesses. Recording and documenting these family narratives not only brings families together, but is a multimedia documentation for generations to come.
Miceli Productions can help preserve your family memories on video.
Give us a call (203) 936-7761.