Honoring Memories: Legacy Videos with Smartphone Videography
What you'll learn
- Learn how to recognise a story
- Discover how to help someone leave a story legacy
- Understand how to preserve someone's story for family, friends and future generations
- Know how to record local history
- No equipment is required to follow the course
- When making films using what is taught in this course, you'll need a smartphone
Life Memories are valuable, and fleeting. There is huge value in capturing them the right way on a smartphone.
Do you want to ensure the memories of loved ones, friends and family, are preserved for you and future generations the right way? Without spending excessive amounts of time and effort?
This online course will teach you how to capture life memories using proven storytelling techniques and approaches.
This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of capturing life memories with a smartphone by showing you the art and craft of how to plan, map out and produce them. While there are other courses about smartphone interviewing, it's hard to find a course that gives you a step-by-step insight into capturing stories professionally that really will be a resource now and into the future.
This is the course for you, taught by Larry App who has personally made dozens of films of this kind. The principles and methods he teaches in this course can be applied by you today. His approach to the interviewing process is especially noteworthy.
"I'm glad to share with you from my experience over the years of helping people capture their life stories.
After taking this course, you'll appreciate the privilege and the honour of someone trusting you enough to bring you inside their personal life.
You'll know that you have done a great thing by helping someone leave a legacy with creativity, authenticity and style.
You'll experience the gratitude of the person and their family and their friends.
Those who would find particular value in this course would be those who are interested in preserving someone else's story.
Also, those who are interested in preserving their own story - and that might be you.
Local historians, genealogist teachers, students, writers, retired folks, journalists, family and friends.
This course is not for those who are interested in only the technology of capturing life stories, and those who capture life stories professionally and are satisfied with their own style.
What you'll get from this course is how to recognise a story, how to use various techniques that can be used to bring a story to life using only a smartphone and a love and appreciation for stories for their own sake.
I invite you into this course with a warm welcome. What you will learn here will set you apart from others because you'll learn to capture life stories with creativity, authenticity and style.
Looking forward to seeing you inside the course!"
- Larry App
Our Promise to You
We'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send us a direct message.
We want to make this the best course on how to capture amazing life stories, using the best techniques combined with storytelling knowledge. So if there is any way we can improve this course, just tell us and we'll make it happen.
Dive Right In
This course dives right into capturing life stories with immediate examples of where they are found and how they can be drawn out. You'll learn what makes great storytelling, so that you can choose how to plan and make impactful films each and every time. You'll learn how to structure, design and deliver interviews that tell powerful and emotionally engaging stories.
Learn how to spot and interpret stories.
Learn how established interviewing principles and techniques can be used to amplify the impact of your films.
Learn how to use freely available (free and paid) apps to improve your life memory capturing.
Learn how to use the right workflow so that you save time, money and energy.
Learn how to use your craft online.
Start capturing amazing life stories today!
With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.
Go ahead and click the enroll button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!
Larry App & Paul Jenkins
Who this course is for:
- Those interested in preserving someone's story
- Those interested in preserving their own story
- Local historians
- Retired folk
- Families & friends of retired folk
- This course is NOT for filmmaking professionals who have already developed a style
Paul is an award-winning international documentary film director whose films have been watched by millions of people worldwide. Over a career spanning twenty years, he gained a reputation for international documentary films shown on the BBC, ARTE, PBS, NHK, and other major television networks, plus at leading film festivals. Among the films: 'The Warning', 'The Russian Revolution' and 'Slaves of the Sword'.
After a successful career in documentary film, Paul dedicated his time to passing on his expertise in a way affordable for everyone. His online courses count over 40,000 students in 168 countries. He was approached by several authors and ended up narrating twenty-six audiobooks. In 2019, Paul founded Brilliantio as a publisher of Ideas That Matter.
Although my career has been accounting, since 2005 I have been capturing Life Stories with video of people primarily in my community. The tagline "Extraordinary stories from ordinary people" tells what audience I target. They do not need to be elderly, but many of them are. The oldest interviewee was 103 years old and the youngest was 8. These types of interviews, over 250 now, have extended my story capturing to "things" in my community. An old Italian-American neighborhood has been documented as well as an 1837 grist mill (the oldest in Indiana, the oldest building in my county (1834 log house), the history of my hometown Elkhart, Indiana, and the history of our county's courthouse and its tower clock. Preserving these stories for the benefit of future generations is what I strive for... I am passionate about stories and storytelling in this way. Since I won't be able to do this forever, I would like to teach others to do what I do. I would like them to know the techniques of recognizing a story, developing it, and to tell it in a way that is authentic, creative, and using style (but no spin). This is part of my legacy... to pass on this information so that more stories can be preserved by others.