Your Story. Your Legacy.

YSYL logo A message from Jane:

As a seasoned news and sports broadcast journalist, storytelling is at the core of my work and is what has driven my passion for more than 30 years. Now, I am helping others tell and preserve their stories through Your Story. Your Legacy.

In 1991, when my father was ill with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), he told me, “Before I die, I want to tell my life story.” Home on emergency leave, I interviewed him with a home video camera while his voice was still strong. He died two and a half years later. Our family has more than five hours of wonderful recorded stories to remind us of him. Twenty years later, I produced a half-hour show for my mother’s 90th birthday party. As part of the Mitchell video archives, my daughter, Lily, will have these to learn about her grandparents. I want to help others do the same for their family, as my father said, “before it’s too late.”

Consider a timeless and priceless investment that will pay dividends of the heart for decades to come.



Frequently Asked Questions

Why create a personal video biography?

From the day you are born, your journey is uniquely yours with triumphs and failures, joy and sadness, lessons learned and wisdom to pass on. Give your children, grandchildren, family, friends, business or organization the gift of Your Story. Your Legacy.  This is an opportunity to talk about your life and perspective about milestones on your journey.

Who should do this?

It’s perfect for you or a loved one, perhaps whose time is short but whose spirit is strong. Capture your, or their voice, expressions and story before it’s too late.

Who will see it?

Whether in an “uncut” interview or a polished and produced 30- to 60-minute program with photos and narrative, or any final form tailored to your needs, the production is part of your video archives to share as you choose. You have both the raw and the final production. The final product can be delivered on various platforms, including DVD, .mov, or YouTube upload-ready with full size on an external hard drive.

Why choose Jane Mitchell and her One on One production team?

Jane Mitchell is a proven, compassionate and acclaimed interviewer and producer whose reputation and track record clearly show how she can not only do a wonderful in-depth interview, but can draw out aspects of Your Story. Your Legacy. that might otherwise be lost.

What is the process?

An initial conversation or meeting lays out an action-item list to gather basic information and elements, including photos, film and videos. This is followed by a half- or full-day video production shoot at your home or place of your choosing, allowing for a comfortable and thorough interview with you and anyone else included in your package. This includes a walk-around at the site for a more complete visual representation of your life and memories.

What’s the timing? 

Depending on the selected or customized package, a video production shoot is a half or full day. Planning and follow-up meetings vary. Delivery takes 4 to 12 weeks.

How much does it cost?

Pricing begins at $1900 with the Legacy Video Letter, and increases with the various levels of editing, elements and expertise involved. We can also customize a package to fit your needs.

Contact us for more information and to schedule a session to preserve Your Story. Your Legacy. 

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