The book officially launched on May 4th, 2015 and found its way to the #1 spot on several Amazon best seller lists. It received the #1 ranking in Amazon’s “Cinematography” category and “Arts & Photography” category in the United States on Friday, May 15, 2015. It also reached #1 on Germany’s “Cinematic Arts” category on that same day.
The new book also got other rankings on Amazon’s best seller lists.
Judy Blair is a mobile videographer in the Silicon Valley in California who specializes in helping families create family legacy videos to pass on to future generations.
“Everyone has boxes of photos in closets and garages of past family members that they can’t identify or recognize,” says Judy. “My goal is to help families and parents take their legacies to future generations through video. Videos don’t fade and deteriorate with time the way that pictures do. Pictures don’t preserve situations or voices either. That’s why I had to write this book.”
According to a recent survey, 86% of baby boomers and 74% of Americans age 72 and up believe that documenting family history is a high priority in passing on stories to their younger generations. Passing on legacy becomes increasingly important to large numbers of people with increasing age.
“Family is the most important thing we have in this life,” says Judy. “It is vital we preserve the lives of the older generations for those in the younger and future generations.”
In her book, Judy covers several important topics related to family legacy movies, including:
The best ways to preserve photos long-term
How to pick which photos to use in a family legacy movie project
How to decide what the subject of the movie should be
How to prepare for the video recording session
How to gather, preserve, and use existing video footage
“A common question people ask me is, ‘Why did you get started creating family legacy movies?’ And the answer to that is my grandmother. Her stories, her history, her memories, and her voice are slowly becoming fainter and fainter,” says Judy. “Most of our family members are unable to remember what she sounded like. It’s very sad that we spend our whole lives cherishing our connections with our families, but as time goes on, we can’t even remember what our older family members sounded like. The big goal behind this book is to help families everywhere treasure and honor the lives of the older generations for a long time to come.”
In the book, Judy outlines the process on how to create a family legacy movie. The book explains the process, from the idea phase to producing the finished work, on how to complete a family legacy movie project.
To learn more about Judy, visit: http://KeepsakePix.com.
Creating Family Legacy Movies: Treasure Your Memories is available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Family-Legacy-Movies-Treasure/dp/1511631546/.