As we watched the home movie interview, I found myself laughing, crying,
and generally being impressed with the elderly woman's wisdom, and set
my mind to gathering similar information from my parents who had always
been quite private about their personal lives. Well, it took 2
years...eventually after gentle coaxing and an amazing 50th anniversary
party, they agreed to sit in front of a camera with me.
videotaped pictures on walls and memorabilia rich with stories,
transferred it all to VHS tapes and sent them out to my 6 brothers and
sisters. My siblings responded excitedly and Mom and Dad could see the
value in capturing the stories as well and offered to help me get
started. Reflections of a Lifetime was born.
I am impressed with the emotional impact that comes
through the medium of video, especially when it is creatively shot and
edited. Now, when I miss my father, I can put on the DVD and feel close
to him again. It's like we're just sitting over tea talking...
"I strive for emotional impact in my work and take
your trust very seriously."