your life story

your life story

your life story

your life story

 
     
 
We set up this company after losing a close relative to cancer.
 
We missed them so very much and it was only when they had gone that we realised how little we had recorded about them. We had photos of them and a few pages of a diary but it is hard using these things to convey to grandchildren their warmth, their vitality and their love. We didn't have much recorded and what we did have didn't have this person as the subject of the video recording. Such a missed opportunity!  
 
There was also a huge gap in our knowledge. Too young and too much in denial to ask the questions that would have been so helpful later in life.
 
This prompted us to figure out the best way to preserve more, to know more and have more to treasure. We wanted our kids to have a wealth of information at hand if anything happened to us.

We started to conduct research which over the years has seen us talking with a wide range of people. We've spoken with people who have lost someone and folk who deal with the bereaved and terminally ill. We have looked at studies in bereavement, interviews with terminally ill people and explored medical data.

Then another family member was diagnosed with Alzheimer's....

We realised that the whole process needed to be EASY and not take a lot of time, that video was better than written and written was better than forgotten.

So we developed an interview style system that is gentle, private and easy to manage. Memories and thoughts that are video recorded are more powerful than when written or left orally.

Our online animated interviewer coaxes memories and Lifestorybank video records your answers. Video preserves the facial expressions, timbre of the voice and mannerisms. Also the meaning is much clearer than when written - video is not as ambiguous as text and according to Dr. James McQuivey (Forrester Research) 1minute of video is equivalent to 1.2million words.

Viewing afterwards is also easy and important not only for future generations but also for ourselves if we should ever be afflicted by Alzheimer's or dementia. It makes for a wonderful resource.

Lifestorybank.com is unique. We use an avatar so that you can be interviewed and record anytime, anywhere so long as you have an internet connection. Easy to do and (also very important) easy to view! Also very PRIVATE.

The new cloud technology allows the video clips to be updated, added to, re-recorded and stored at a reasonable price - unlike life interviewer services which can cost anything up to £10,000!

Lifestorybank is effectively a life memory deposit box ready to be opened and added to and preserved for future generations. Privacy is protected just as it would be for a safe deposit box. Only those you invite can see the contents.