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

Video Tributes



  • “Just Use This Mind” – Venerable Zen Master Miao Tsan

    Follow We recently completed a video that we were hired to do by Bright Sky Press, a Houston-based publisher of fine books for national and international trade distribution. The video explores the message of Venerable Master Miao Tsan, abbot at Vairocana Zen ...

    Read more  ●  Friday, October 8th, 2010



  • A Triple Header Video Interview

    Follow Over the holiday week between Christmas and New Year, my family spent a week skiing in Utah. We stayed at the home of some good friends who live outside of Salt Lake City and another family from California was there as well. We have known the parents ...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, January 3rd, 2008



  • Concepting and Scriptwriting Tips for Family Video Productions

    Follow Flickr photo: Meg Part 2 of a series about capturing the joy of family events on video Last week I introduced this series about creating videos to capture the joy of family events and special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and holi...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 11th, 2009



  • Creating an Oral History to Preserve Unique Life Stories

    Follow Flickr photo: c-weiss First of all, what is oral history? Put simply it is a collection of testimonies by living persons to record their unique life stories. They are not based on gossip, hearsay or rumors. Instead, oral histories are chronicles of di...

    Read more  ●  Monday, December 3rd, 2007



  • Effective Interviewing Techniques for Video Histories

    Follow Flickr Photo: Walter Grubmuller While every interviewee is unique in his or her own way, there are several things you can do in advance to help make the process go more smoothly to yield better results. There are also some proven techniques that can b...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, January 10th, 2008



  • Every Memory of Your Life Stored Forever – MyLifeBits Project

    Follow Gordon Bell What would it look like if you had a computer with every single memory stored on it forever? You would be able to access every webpage you’ve ever looked at, every email you’ve read, every photo you’ve taken or been in, ...

    Read more  ●  Friday, April 4th, 2008



  • Family Photo Album

    Follow I met this guy at a party the other night and when I told him that I was a personal historian and biographer, he became really, really excited. He said to me, “I have to show you this album I did with my son for his 5th grade class project. ...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, June 24th, 2008



  • Filming a Tribute Testimonial

    Follow Last week I spent two days filming 13 people giving testimonials for 13 other people for an event in early December. This event is an annual social event that honors local Houstonians for their charitable and philanthropic commitments.I am not going...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, October 16th, 2012



  • Getting That Personal History Captured – NOW

    Follow I have a new client that I just started working with. One of my customs is to request an invitation to dinner with the family before I start work. This gives me an excellent opportunity to study the social dynamics of each family. I get the opportunit...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011



  • Gone But Not Forgotten – A Video Memoir

    Follow A couple of months ago, a good friend of mine’s brother passed away unexpectedly. He was in his late 30s and while he did have some medical issues, there was nothing that would have predicted a young and untimely death. Naturally his family was d...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, July 14th, 2012