Charlie's Life Story
Brief: Create something really special that we can treasure forever in honour of my father’s 90th birthday. He has had a very interesting life, particularly during his childhood years and I want to capture him sharing his life story, in his own words. He is also having a party to celebrate the occasion where we want to share some of the footage as part of the party entertainment.
Execution: Upon commission, we spoke with our client Naomi and agreed everything from the areas of Charlie’s life we wanted him to specifically focus on to where best to film him and how to make it as easy and relaxing as possible for him. We shared the questions in advance so Charlie could have a think ahead about what he was comfortable discussing and, although shy at first, he soon felt at ease and opened-up, forgetting there was a camera in the room.
After the shoot, Naomi provided us with a selection of photos that we could incorporate into the edit to illustrate the moments and stories that Charlie had shared.
Result: Naomi, Charlie and their family were delighted with the final video which was a story all about Charlie’s life, broken out into different chapters. We also produced a shorter version which incorporated messages from family and friends to play at the party which was a highlight of the event.
What the client says: "Although my dad is very shy Lauren has such a lovely way about her that he was able to relax and talk easily to the camera. I found lots of photos of my dad throughout his life that Lauren weaved into the video and the result with the background of his favourite music is just magical.
Lauren managed to create two wonderful and personal videos that I and generations to come will cherish. Lauren is the loveliest & easiest person to work with and she goes the absolute extra mile to ensure the end result is exactly what you had hoped. From my point of view it exceeded all expectations!
If you are lucky enough to have an elderly parent still alive I’d urge you to do the same. To have my dad talk on camera and relay his lifetime memories is priceless. My daughters were captivated! I couldn’t recommend Lauren highly enough and I plan on using her for future milestone birthdays. Thank you Lauren, you are the best & I will be forever grateful."