Family Legacy Movies

FAMILY LEGACY


How do you remember your grandparents?

What do you want your grandchildren to remember about you?

Would you like your great-great-great grandchildren to meet you?

Do you remember any of the stories your great grandmother told you when you were a child? Did she tell you stories about her life when she was young, fun things that she did? Did she get into trouble? Did she describe a life very different from yours? Were some of her stories funny? Did she talk about your family history and ancestry? And now for the big question! Did you capture those stories?–on video?–on audio?–or at a minimum, in writing? Or, are those things gone for good now?If you still have photos or old movies, and stories that go along with them KeepsakePix can put everything together for you in a “Family Legacy Movie.”
If your Grandmother is alive, we can take video of her telling her stories. (Maybe she remembers some of Great Grandma’s stories too.) We’ll put it all together in a DVD movie that the whole family can watch together. And we’ll make enough copies for all the family members that want one. We can even make one to go in your safe-deposit box for future generations.

Family Legacy Movies

What are Family Legacy Movies?


Family legacy movies contain videotaped interviews of family members, and are combined with old photos, perhaps some old video clips, music, and titles. They could be videotaped interviews of one person. Or, they could be of a couple talking about their life, their family history, their stories, and/or their memories. Oftentimes a child, a grandchild, or a spouse conducts the interview on film.

We help you preserve your family’s memories and history for future generations with family legacy movies. In your movie, ​KeepsakePix will give you the opportunity to talk about what is most important to you and share the wonderful moments and memories that have made you who you are. Whether your family legacy movie focuses on ancestry, genealogy, family history, or funny stories and memories, your family’s legacy will be treasured for generations to come.

Family Legacy Movies

The Past & Today


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The Past
Until very recently, families shared their important stories and history by word of mouth. Grandparents would sit with wide-eyed children to tell stories of days gone by.

Those of us who heard such stories hold precious treasures that we can pass on to our children and grandchildren—tales of courage, achievement, family values, and belonging. Those stories are about our families, but may reflect an entire town or era.

Today
Today, as family members live further apart, the tradition of sharing family stories orally is in decline and many family stories are being lost. Fortunately, the same modern technology that allows us to stay in touch also enables us to pass on family stories to future generations.

Family members can make legacy movies themselves or seek help from professional writers or videographers. No matter how you proceed, the important goal is to ensure that your family’s history will remain alive for coming generations.

KeepsakePix will give you the opportunity to talk about what is most important to you and share the wonderful moments and memories that have made you who you are. I will shoot your video, combine the video footage with old photos, and your favorite music to tell your story in a beautiful keepsake movie that you and your family will treasure for years.

Don’t let your family history and memories fade away. Investing in a KeepsakePix family legacy movie is a loving gift to your family and descendants, and I’ll make sure that you enjoy the process.


This is a family legacy video sample of a longer movie created to celebrate Kathy’s mom’s 90th birthday. She wanted to make a family legacy movie of her mom so that her children, grandchildren, and future generations would know her. When Kathy traveled to the Midwest to visit her Mom she filmed the video. She brought it back to California and asked KeepsakePix to put it all together. The family legacy movie was shown at her Mom’s 90th birthday party celebration for all the family to see.


This movie was taken immediately after John’s father was released from the hospital. His brother was in town and the family wanted to capture their father the weekend after they called me.This sample combines a small sample of the movie with John’s testimonial as a voice-over.


What is unique about this movie is the way it was created. Meredith had old reels of film that her Dad had taken. She eventually had them converted to VHS tapes. Then she asked KeepsakePix to convert them to DVD. Next we recorded Meredith as she viewed the DVD, talking to her family explaining what was in the movie, describing some of the history of San Jose and pointing out family members in their younger years. Then we put it all together! As you can tell from the movie Meredith is talking to her children and grandchildren. She is preserving and sharing her family legacy and memories for generations to come.


This movie was created when the son came for a surprise visit to his Dad. The video camera was unobtrusively running throughout the day while the two were talking. The son picked up an old photo album and asked his Dad lots of questions about the photos. The photos appearing on the screen are the photos in the album. What you see is the result of this impromptu conversation containing lots of family history and memories.


Anna’s daughter knew that her mom was in failing health and acted quickly to have her videotaped talking about her family history and her memories. In this movie Anna is interviewed by her granddaughter. The family was so thankful to have the movie of her after she passed away.


This is a sample of a memorial tribute created after Shirley passed. It was produced in two versions. One version is on DVD. The other version is in a format that allowed the family to transfer the movie to a laptop so it could be shown on the church’s large TV as part of the memorial ceremony.


Family legacy movies that incorporate stories, interviews, and old photos and film footage offer an effective and lasting way to help future generations understand their roots, their family culture and heritage.


In the first testimonial video Kathy Bratcher gives a testimonial for the family legacy movie Judy made for Kathy’s Mom’s 90th birthday celebration.


The second video is a combination of testimonial and a sample of the movie. John Kelly gives the testimonial for the family legacy movie Judy made for his Dad. It includes a snippet of the full-length family legacy movie with the testimonial.


The third video was filmed just in time! Vicky’s Mom was in failing health and so she wanted to capture her mother’s memories while she could. Her Mom was very shy and didn’t want to do a video so eventually her family convinced her that it would be a good thing. Eventually she did pass on and the family is very happy they did it when they did.

Hi Judy, my dad and I watched the Memorial DVD for my Mom and he loved it as much as I did. We love the style and the candles and you did a great job with the pictures too. I will set it up as a loop on his computer so he can enjoy. Thanks so much!!

Julie H

“I came across Judy’s card quite by accident at the “Post Net” store in Sunnyvale when I was trying to put together a memorial photo collage for my Mother’s funeral services. I feel so lucky to have been able to find her! In addition to photos, I also wanted to have a slide show with my Mom’s favorite music put together but didn’t have a lot of time so I contacted Judy and she put together a beautiful memorial DVD for my Mother’s funeral service within just days of my request. She was so kind, compassionate and understanding of my situation and was prompt at responding to my calls and requests. Most notably was how wonderful the quality and content of the finished product came out. It was exactly what I had envisioned and my family and I will forever be grateful for this gift. We can now look back on this beautiful video to remember our special Mother. Thank you so very much Judy!”

Stephanie W.

My name is Pam. I just wanted to thank Judy. She recently did a memorial video very quickly for us. One of my aunts died who was very close to me. She did this video and put it together in about 2 or 3 days which was great because we were kind of stuck and we didn’t have time to put it together.

It was very beautiful. All I had to do was tell her which songs I wanted on it and I emailed her the photos that we wanted to use. She was able to put the songs, relate them to the pictures and put the pictures in order without even discussing anything with me. I just want to thank her again, she did such a beautiful job. Thanks Judy

Pam B.


This is a sample of a memorial tribute created after Shirley passed. It was produced in two versions. One version is on DVD. The other version is in a format that allowed the family to transfer the movie to a laptop so it could be shown on the church’s large TV as part of the memorial ceremony.


KeepsakePix creates beautiful memorial tributes to show at the memorial service that include photos of your loved one’s life along with music that would have been his or her favorite. We also help you figure out the best way to showcase your video within the framework of the service you have planned.