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

Photo Restoration



  • Anatomy of an Archival Scrapbook Project

    We are in the process of wrapping up a large scrapbook project for a client that has been such a delight to work on that I wanted to share the project and the process we’ve gone through as I believe many of my readers may have similar such scrapbooks a...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 19th, 2010



  • Archival Photo and Slide Scanning Services

    Flickr photo: catcetera In January of 2008, Money Magazine wrote an article comparing 6 of the most popular scanning services. They sent 40 prints to the six different companies and rated them on cost, turnaround time and scan quality. The top rated company ...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 12th, 2008



  • Gift Options For Family Researchers Abound

    This week marks the beginning of the holiday gift-giving season. Perhaps you are wondering what you might give to a fellow family history researcher or genealogist, or maybe your family and friends are asking you for hints. Simple, practical gifts include a d...

    Read more  ●  Friday, November 23rd, 2007



  • Kronomy, Another New Social Media Tool

    I have been playing around with a new online application called Kronomy (this site is no longer available). I’m not really ready to show the world my creation on there but let me tell you a bit about it. There is a concept called collective consciousne...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, August 16th, 2008



  • Magnetic Photo Album Deterioration

    Flickr photo: mimi.bowling We often hear clients complain they can’t remove their photos from those old inexpensive magnetic photo albums. Those are the ones with the pre-glued pages that you just stick the photos in and slide the plastic sleeve over t...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, April 17th, 2008



  • My Computer Nightmare Video Contest

    My partner and good friend Isabelle MacCrimmon has just entered Mozy’s video contest. The rules are to create a video of your worst computer nightmare that cannot exceed 1 minute in length. Considering she and her husband Keith are big fans of Indiana J...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 13th, 2009



  • My Documentary Screening at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Sunday May 18, 2014 was the first public screening of my documentary, “Martin Elkort: An American Mirror” at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It showed to a crowd of about 200 people, which is an terrific turn out for an early Sunday evening, o...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, May 22nd, 2014



  • Natural Disasters 101

    Flickr photo:Kicks in New Orleans I am sitting here in Houston, waiting for Hurricane Ike to arrive. It’s 9AM and he’s not expected until around midnight but I’m nervous and not quite sure what to do. Arranging things around the house, most...

    Read more  ●  Friday, September 12th, 2008



  • Photo Preservation Reminder In The Wake of Hurricane Sandy

    I was watching some news coverage of Hurricane Sandy a few days ago and there was a woman standing on the site of what was once her home, holding a battered and soggy wedding photo of her parents. She was sobbing, saying this was the only photo she could find...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 15th, 2012



  • 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 servic...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, August 7th, 2013



  • Photo Restoration Twists of Fate

    I am always mystified and intrigued by synchronicity and in my line of work, I hear some amazing stories. People reconnected after years of searching, letters found in floating bottles reunited with the the heirs of the intended recipient, people in casual c...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009



  • Photo Sharing: Who Keeps Photos In Their Purse Anymore?

    These days, many of us take photos with our phones and send them to each other via email or post them online to various photo sharing websites such as Flickr and Twitpic. I’ve also got photos on my Facebook profile and there’s some video clips of...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, June 6th, 2009



  • Putting the Pieces Together Again After Hurricane Ike

    It’s been a little over two weeks since Hurricane Ike slammed Houston. For awhile, we were all the press could talk about, and then real life happened and the county’s financial mess engulfed our 15 minutes of fame. With power still out in many a...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, September 30th, 2008



  • Sorting and Storing Digital Photos

    Flickr photo:BayCamera In previous posts I have talked about sorting and archiving old photos and how important it is to do that. But, I have actually been been daunted by the task of organizing my own digital images. Right now they sit on my hard drive, bac...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 26th, 2008



  • Thinking of Doing it Yourself – Redux

    A couple days ago, my friend and client Jay Steinfeld, CEO and founder of Blinds.com posted a “tweet” on Twitter (Jay is @BlindscomCEO) that read: “If you think hiring an expert is expensive, just try an amateur!” I found myself laughi...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, May 20th, 2009



  • Thinking of Doing It Yourself?

    We received an email from a reader suggesting we write an article comparing the cost and time it takes to create your own keepsake video as opposed to hiring us to create a Legacy video for you. We thought this was a great idea. When you walk into your local ...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, December 13th, 2007



  • Trusting Your Film & Photos to a Service Provider

    I was at a networking event a couple nights ago and had a great conversation with two gentlemen about a variety of issues; personal, domestic and global. At some point, we began talking about our services and what specifically we do at Legacy Multimedia. One...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, February 28th, 2008