Expert one-on-one interviews: Done by Lisa Chait or a member of her team. Includes a fully produced and edited DVD autobiography, Audio CD autobiography or textual interview. Filmed interviews include old photographs and family film if available. We convert your old film to use in the production and you can then take it away. You have the option of placing the Life Story on www.lifestories.co.za on an open access or members only page. The interview lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour, or is tailored to client specifications.
Facilitated Interviews: A grandchild or nominated person takes the role of interviewer with Lisa guiding the process for the most professional outcome.
Transcripts: Transcripts of the video and audio interviews are available. Click here to view an example.
Family Documentaries: Length to client specifications. Includes shooting; editing; full script; voice-over; music; still photographs; existing family footage; new footage & interviews.
Special Occasion Videos: Length to client specifications. Includes full script; voice-over; music; still photographs; existing family footage; new footage & interviews.
A GLOBAL OFFERING
You Live There, We Interview Them Here!: If you are not living in South Africa but want your mom, dad, relatives or friends who do reside here to be interviewed, we will gladly do this for you. You can relax knowing that a beautiful, professional job will be done for you and the opportunity not be lost because you are far away. We will liaise closely with you and you will be an integral part of the project.
SKYPE Interviews: We also offer a unique remote interview service where grandchildren or a nominated interviewer living in a different city or country to the person being interviewed conducts the interview using Skype. A grandchild in Sydney, for example, can interview his grandmother at her home in Cape Town. Our camera crew films her and a Skype recorder captures his questions which we elegantly weave into the edit.
Families and loves ones are separated by geography, but technology brings us together. Anything is possible!
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PRODUCT?
Your DVD or Audio CD will be given to you personally or mailed to you by registered post. Textual interviews and transcripts will be emailed in a Microsoft Word document.
If you have elected to house your interview on our website, it will be made available on www.lifestories.co.za. If you wish o remove it we will do so immediately following a communique from you.
HOW CAN OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD SEE THE INTERVIEWS?
You have the option (highly recommended) of housing your interviews on this website for free and on request so that family and friends can view it across the globe at their convenience. All you have to do is ask for your interview to be placed on our site and we will create a unique websitepage especially for you in the ‘Watch the Interviews’ section in the menu bar at the top of this website. The next easy step is to send your family and friends our website address and they can watch at their leisure.
WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?
Not all clients might want to share their stories with the world. We are able to house interviews on www.lifestories.co.za on members only pages.
WHAT WILL A ONE-ON-ONE VISUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY LOOK LIKE?
To get a feel for what your one-on-one interview will look like go to ‘Watch the Interviews‘ in the menu bar at the top of the page.