Here’s a short clip I put together as an experiment.
I wanted to see if I could tell a story without narration of captions. The story is this…My Mom entered a nationwide contest in 1935 for the dedication plaque to go on Mount Rushmore. She won 1st in the High School division and won a bronze medal in the overall contest. This is that story…
This clip was put together with about half the stuff from my Mom and the rest from archival material.
I got the idea watching the Disney movie “Up”. In the first few moments of the film the entire story of the couple’s life was told without any dialog.
This is an example of the kind of work-arounds you have to do when you don’t have personal interviews with family members. If I had taken the time to record my Mom telling this story it would have been so much better. So my mistake is a lesson to all you Videalogists out there. Get those interviews recorded even if you don’t know what to do with them just yet!