We’ve been providing oral history based life story documentaries for a few years. We’re now working on new tools and services to empower you discover and capture your family stories with the help of Creative Victoria,  State Library Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI): foundry658.com/acceleratorteams/

We’ll be working on prototypes in the next few months so if you’re enthusiastic about family stories then we’d love to hear from you.

Please get in touch via here: https://mementomedia.com.au/foundry658

Legacy video biographies

Everyone has that friend or relative who is a great storyteller, knows all the family history and has led a really interesting life. A legacy recording provides an opportunity for life stories and historical information to be captured, enjoyed and cherished for generations to come.

We research and conduct interviews that capture the information first-hand in a genuine and authentic way. We use professional equipment and expertise so that the precious stories, reflections, wisdom and essence of the individual are preserved as a living memory. Our focus is to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the process – your story, your words, your way.

For the camera shy, we also offer voice only interviews that can be overlaid with photographs, significant documents or family tree graphics.

We have a variety of packages to suit your needs — ranging from providing the raw unedited interview footage to polished pieces including photographs, home movies and music.

You can view some of our legacy videos highlights to give you an idea of the concept by visiting our portfolio page and download our packages information and prices on our contact page.

Milestone celebration

It can be hard to find the right gift for a milestone event like an 80th  birthday or a 50th wedding anniversary – a legacy or milestone celebration video is a thoughtful and meaningful present to make someone feel special, important and loved.

A milestone video is a memorable way for individuals and organisations to celebrate milestones such as significant birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirements or organisational centenaries .

Our milestone products involve recorded messages; reminiscences and photos compiled before the milestone date and showcased at an event or delivered discreetly on the occasion of the milestone.

Alternately, we provide live recording at celebration events where attendees can deliver messages and well wishes or tell funny and embarrassing stories from their past — making it a truly memorable occasion and keepsake.

Reminiscence therapy

Reminiscence therapy is one of the most popular psychosocial interventions in dementia care. It involves the discussion of past events and experiences with the help of prompts such as photographs, familiar items, music and archival recordings.

Reminiscence therapy is highly rated by aged care workers and participants. There is evidence to suggest it is also effective in improving mood and cognitive ability in older people without dementia. [5]

“Each time an individual tells part of his/her life story, those who listen are like a mirror, reflecting and affirming their lives.”

John Kunz, founder, International Institute of Reminiscence and Life Review.

Memento Media can record these sessions and either edit them into succinct and polished life story pieces, or provide the raw footage with a written outline of the content.

Corporate stories

Businesses, entrepreneurs and organisations all have stories to tell. Whether you need to explain who you are and what you do or outline the features of your latest product — a story is the ideal way to connect with your audience.

“Stories are remembered up to 22 times more than facts alone.” – Professor Jennifer Aaker, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Online videos are the best way to share your stories and reach the masses. Video can increase sales and business leads while improving your market prominence and reputation. Here’s the statistics to back it up:

  • By 2019, 80% of all Internet traffic will be video based. [1]
  • The average user spends 88% more time on a website with video. [2]
  • 64% of consumers are more likely to buy a product after watching a video about it. [3]
  • Click -through rate increased by 200%-300% when marketers included a video in an email. [4]

At Memento Media we’ll work with you to make sure your business, brand or product story is informative, compelling and authentic.

[1] CISCO, The Zettabyte Era—Trends and Analysis (May 2015), www.cisco.com
Mist Media Group, Social and Digital Media Revolution Statistics (2013), online video available at: https://youtu.be/Slb5x5fixk4
Comscore, The Future of online video (2012), online video available at:www.comscore.com/Insights/Videos/Presentation/The-Future-of-Online-Video
Daniels D, Tulsiani B, Doty C, Murphy E, As Seen In The Inbox (2009), https://www.forrester.com
Woods B, Spector A, Jones C et al (2009) Reminiscence therapy for dementia (Review), www.thecochranelibrary.com