“Most people don’t realize they even need this service, and when they do, it’s often too late.” – Jim Hobart

PROMO: Orlando-based photography and video production company, Macbeth Studio (Facebook | Website), is launching a new division of their company that specializes in capturing the life stories of grandparents, parents, veterans, and loved ones.

The Legacy Life Project was created by owner Jim Hobart, as a result of the recent passing of his father, Nick, after realizing he had missed an opportunity to document some of his stories. He saw that there was a need for a turnkey service that would interview, and produce mini-biographies of ordinary people for their families once they’d passed.

“We’re all walking around with video recorders in our phones, so why don’t we just do it ourselves? It occurred to me that the reason I hadn’t done this for my dad is that it’s really hard to interview your own parents, for a variety of reasons. And although we may be close to our parents, they don’t necessarily talk to their kids the way they talk to a stranger. There can also be a lot of emotional baggage and a lifetime of issues that can hamper the process.” – Jim Hobart

Macbeth Studio has created a package of services, that includes an interview on location, to providing a professionally edited 60-minute mini-biography. Hobart emphasized that they will focus on a process rooted in sensitivity, empathy, story-telling, and an exceptionally high-quality end product. The finished video is delivered via YouTube, Dropbox, or, if privacy is a concern, on a USB drive or DVD.

Complete video biographies start at $2,500 for a 60-minute mini-documentary. Add-ons — including still photography, audio files, merging of home-movies into the video, printed books, and social media mini-edits — can be added à-la-carte.

Additionally, all footage will be archived, so that in the event of the passing of a loved one, additional copies, and/or special custom edits for memorial services, will be possible if and when needed.

For every 10 mini-biographies purchased, Legacy Life Project will donate one at no charge for a military veteran. In addition to being a valuable gift to the family of the service member, these will be sent to the US Library of Congress for permanent archiving, for use by journalists and documentarians in the future.

For information about pricing and packages available, or to schedule an interview with a loved one, visit LegacyLifeProject.com, or find them on Facebook and Instagram.


Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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