Saturday, June 20, 2009

Keller Family History, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE

Keller Family History, Wilmington DE

On Sunday, June 14, 2009, I videotaped "The Keller Family History". A family history chronicles the life stories of a family. Designed to be presented in chapter format, some chapters could include: stories of parents/grandparents, sibling stories of growing up, how parents/grandparents met, certain world events that reshaped the future, just to mention a few.

The Keller family grew up in York County, Dallastown, PA but the videotaping session occurred in Wilmington, where one of the siblings lives. The Keller siblings consist of 6 sisters and 1 brother, Bob, Sylvia, Dolores, Wanda, Susan, Carol, and Cathy. Although only 5 were present, all contributed to what was a most wonderful day with varied stories, thoughts, and memories over some 70 years of life. Those not able to attend sent answers to previously provided questions as well as videotaping themselves and having that footage incorporated into the final DVD.

The completed DVD is menu driven including chapter points and contains music, still pictures, video clips from 1 of the siblings unable to attend, as well as the captured video from Sunday's taping session. A total of 3 hours of footage was taken. Two cameras were used - 1 for close up shots and the other for wide angle shots. Three different wireless microphone systems were also used - 2 Audio-Technica lavalier microphones and a handheld Samsung. Originally designed to be only 45-50 minutes in length, the stories told were so vivid, exciting, and numerous that the final DVD is 1 hour and 11 minutes. All participants did so much research, provided so many pictures, had so many stories, that it was extremely difficult to leave so much on the cutting room floor.

Keller Family History, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE