The Legacy Project
VENERATE YOUR ELDERS. REMEMBER THEIR WISDOM. KEEPING THEIR LEGACY ALIVE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
“For people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, personal identity can seem to slip away as cognitive abilities decline…By sharing memories from the past through reminiscence therapy, people with dementia can develop more positive feelings while reducing stress and agitation.”
The way it works
…bring video recording equipment into your aging adult’s memory care facility, living room, or invite you all to my Westminster office.
…interview the matriarchs and patriarchs of your family, and with your family. This conversation feels like a chat. Their stories and your questions create a powerful experience.
…edit the video content (ie. stories, history, tears, laughs and presence) into memory one you will have and remember forever.
MEMORIES MAKE US WHO WE ARE. FROM THE SKILLS WE USE TO THE REFLECTIONS THAT TEACH US.
WE CANNOT RECALL THEM ALL, BUT THERE ARE SOME THAT ARE WORTH HAVING NEAR TO US.
I HOPE TO PROVIDE VIDEO SERVICES WITH A SINGULAR INTENTION:
(1) To remember beyond yourself. Our parents, our grandparents, those who have lived more life than we have, have something to say; and that something is valuable. It's wisdom. It's substance. It's a gateway to something in us that is older. More connected.
His daughter brought our recording team into her living room. We captured him telling his life's story. His family asked questions that lead to powerful moments, both for them and for us. They sent family photos from three generations to splice into the interview in post-production. The family saved the first viewing of this film for a 60th wedding anniversary celebration.
“This experience was a treasure I will always remember because I learned about intimate thoughts and feelings my father has had over the course of his lifetime and it helped me to understand him and his relationship with my mother.” -Sameerah Wong
Ralph’s wife, Alex, asked me to come to their house and record Ralph’s life story. Ralph has fascinating stories about growing up on the Front Range, raising and blending his families, and sharing tale after wizened tale.
“Anthony was warm and encouraging and I felt very relaxed with him.” - Alex Hinst