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Archive for 2013



  • 2013 Resolution – Time to Get That Personal History Done!

    Flickr photo:ßialoipokku 2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of Legacy Multimedia. It will be later this fall and I will commemorate the decade in a fitting manner…. later. Right now, with the new year, and this huge blank slate of time before me, I want to focus o...

    Read more  ●  Friday, January 4th, 2013

  • 2014 Memory Jar Project

    2014 Memory Jar I have been reading about the concept of “Happiness Jars.” In Elizabeth Gilbert’s blockbuster memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” she started a project where she would write down things that have made her happy each day on little slips...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

  • Digital Mourning – Grief In The Online Age

    I have talked a lot on my blog and on Facebook about how the digital world has changed our relationship and concept of memoir. With each national disaster, we turn to Facebook, Twitter and other online websites to find out what happened, then understand the impact and ...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, February 28th, 2013

  • Legacy Multimedia Featured In The New York Times Article on Video Biography

    This week an article about the process of immortalizing one’s memories made it to a special Retirement section in the New York Times. My company, Legacy Multimedia, was prominently featured along with other projects and organizations that focus on the preservation...

    Read more  ●  Friday, March 15th, 2013

  • My Reality of Attending a School Reunion

    I recently attended my 40th class school reunion out in Southern California. There was a whirlwind of activities, two parties on a Friday night, the real reunion on Saturday night and then a brunch picnic the following Sunday morning. I didn’t attend the brunch, choos...

    Read more  ●  Monday, October 28th, 2013

  • Our Culture of Drive

    Do you drive? There’s an old joke: A Texan is talking with an Israeli and comparing the size of Texas to the size of Israel. He says, “when I get in my car, I can drive for hours and not get to the end of my ranch.” The Israeli says, “I had a ...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, June 27th, 2013

  • Personal History – An Unpredictable Experience

    Last year we completed an almost 3-hour biography on a 97 year old local woman. It was an incredible project to work on. Not only is she smart and vibrant but she had a lot of energy and we were able to do some remarkable video B-roll. We have shots of her driving her c...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, January 24th, 2013

  • Photo Restoration Tips When Your Photos Are Fading

    I once gave a presentation on photo restoration to a local historical group.. I stood up and said, “It’s 10 o’clock…. do you know where your photos are?” Everyone gave a chuckle because most were familiar with that old public service announcem...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

  • Photographer Rachel Phillips; Field Notes

    Sometimes you see something visual and it just resonates with you on such a deep level that it starts the beginnings of an interest, an obsession, or even a love affair. I was in the Catherine Couturier Gallery a couple months ago and came across a few pieces by artist...

    Read more  ●  Sunday, September 8th, 2013

  • The Flat – 2011 Israeli Documentary

    Have you ever wondered if there are secrets in your family’s past you don’t know about? Even if you have never wondered, what would your reaction be if you found out your family was not who you thought them to be? The Flat (2011 Documentary by Arnon Goldf...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 27th, 2013