Tributes & Video Biographies
Sharing Life Stories, Connecting Generations, Preserving Legacies

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 of physical mementos and recording of memoirs.

For me, this is incredible validation of the work I do. The excitement I feel working with each new client, discovering who they are, what impact they have made with their lives, and then helping record that in video in a way that entertains and inspires future generations has turned this work into my life passion. To have the New York Times recognize this as a significant contribution to the field of retirement only validates that huge impact I and my colleagues are making in recording personal histories.

I hope everyone can read the article. It may only be a live link for a couple of weeks. After that it will get archived and disappear. Likewise, if you’re not a subscriber of the Times, there is a 10 article per month quota so you if you’ve read your 10, you may not be able to see this without either waiting or subscribing.

The writer, J. Peder Zane, contacted me as he was putting together ideas for this article. He told me he’d selected me because of the quality of not only the video biography samples he saw on my website, but the quality in the website itself. I sent him a copy of the video we created for Ron Henriksen’s mother and he told me his family watched the two hours and found it “riveting!”

I was also pleased to see John Butterfield’s video and the fact that doing a video biography inspired him to go on and self-publish a book for his family with further stories. He obviously gets how important these will be.

Here is the link to the article “Hey, at Least You Can Be Virtually Immortal.” Please let me know if you have difficulty viewing this and as always, I welcome your comments.

Stefani Twyford is a personal historian sharing life stories, connecting generations and preserving legacies. To learn more, visit her web site, find her on Twitter as @stefanitwyford, visit the Legacy Multimedia Facebook Fan Page, or send her an e-mail.

One Response to Legacy Multimedia Featured In The New York Times Article on Video Biography

  1. Laurie Stone says:

    Stefani,
    I love that you used the word validation. It is such and important and overlooked concept not only for professionals, but also for your clients. Life in general just doesn’t give us a lot of unsolicited validation. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling?

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