video biography

Should your story be part of History Festival Month?

Thousands of South Australians will be taking part in the History Festival running from late April to the end of May and it begs the question, why shouldn’t your story be part of it? Too many of us are too humble or shy about our life stories, and yet entwined in our experiences, hardships, and…

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How to create your own video biography

video biographies

Video 1: 3Ps – People G’day, I’m Lee Hopkins from My Video History. Welcome to the first in a series of videos that looks at how to create your own video biography. The series looks at this through the lens of the 3Ps – People, Pets, and Places. A later video will look at how…

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Rehearse, rehearse

Rehearse, rehearse. We build in two interviews into our process so you can get used to being recorded, and iron out errors and mistakes.

We know it can be intimidating speaking from the heart when there’s a camera in the room, so we build into your interview the opportunity to record a second video, using the first interview as a test run. Many of our customers watch their first interview and realise they had made errors and mistakes. So…

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Record a video for your family’s sake

Record a video biography for your family's sake

Ray, Jenny and Tracy consider why creating a video biography is so important. While you’re on our site, why not read our FAQs.   —— This video presentation contains images that were used under a Creative Commons License. Click here to see the full list of images and attributions:

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Two main styles of video biography

Our customers seem to choose between two styles of video - the autobiography and the memoir. This video informs you what each style is.

Our customers seem to naturally choose between two main styles of video: the autobiography and the memoir. This video outlines the primary differences between the two. Don’t forget to grab a free copy of our ebook, ‘How a video biography can create compelling memories for the ones you love‘. This video contains images that were used…

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On video biography quality

My Video History - video quality is an important consideration

Video biography quality—video technical standards have changed dramatically in the last ten years. This video argues the case for 4K being the standard that you should insist on when asking someone to record your video biography or memoir. It’s why we invested in expensive state-of-the-art recording equipment, to make sure you get the best recording…

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How you can leave compelling messages of love

In this video we talk about how to leave compelling messages of love, the importance of using archival-quality 4K video, show an example of a video from just ten years ago that suffers quality problems when compared with today’s technical standards, and we discuss the two types of videos our customers seem to enjoy making:…

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How we can help you at My Video History

How we at My Video History can help you

The My Video History team is comprised of professional personal historians. We capture your personal history so that future generations can benefit from your life story. People can hire us to help them: leave a legacy for their grandchildren; help them celebrate a 60th, 70th or 80th birthday; help a veteran tell his or her…

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For family historians

  Family historians, do you wish you knew more about your ancestors? Well, that’s what your descendants will be thinking. So wouldn’t it be great to have the opportunity to leave them a video of you, a video where you talk about your childhood, your adult life, and your family? At My Video History we…

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