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Learn How to Interview and Film Your Video Memoir

 Welcome to your Second Avenue Video, Capturing Family History Guidelines.

People have been asking us how to start working on their video memoir during this ‘shelter in place’ time.

We’ve created an explanatory guide to get you started.





What you’ll be doing first is:

• choosing your subject

• formulating your theme

• compiling your questions


Then you will:

• choose your location (the room in your house where you’ll be filming)

• set up your equipment

• start your interview.









 Next you’ll send us


       • what you filmed

       • your photographs

       • your digital material


Our job will be to edit your video memoir. We’ll send it back to you as a complete package.

Don’t worry! We’re going to show you how to do all of these steps! 

Give us a call at 413-623-6696

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Thank you for a superb job! When I first approached the oral history department at our local college, I never expected that this project, something I have been planning on doing for a long time, would turn into a professional, lasting, and in fact quite touching video. I’m so thankful that I was finally able to relate the stories which have been important to me. Now my children and grandchildren will be able to learn about their heritage and hear stories from my life and career that are meaningful to me and that I have wanted to relate for many years.

Thank you too for always being so prompt in responding to my questions, for your care in handling my photographs and mementos, and for your deep interest in my and my family’s history. I deeply appreciate the additional work you have done to complete the story. Your years of experience in documentary filmmaking, film production, and post-production clearly made a huge difference and helped to create a product of which I am very proud.

Martin K.