Victorian Residents Making History!
The stories and memories of families in Victoria are being captured and preserved in a relatively new form – Personal History Documentaries. We caught up with the founder of Time Capsule Films, Chelsea Harrup, to see what all the fuss is about.
When I first started making Personal History Documentaries a few years ago, it was fairly unheard of, but with the rise in popularity of ancestry and family history services, people are becoming more proactive when it comes to recording the stories and history of their own families.
Personal History Documentaries allow people to tell their life story through a filmed interview, shich is then combined with their own photographs. The final video documentary can then be handed down as a Family Heirloom.
I often ask people to imagine that they came across a video of their Great-Grandfather telling his life story, including photographs from throughout his life. How amazing would that be? Think what that would mean to you, because that is what this documentary will mean to your great-grandchildren.
It’s often the grandchildren that organize the Personal History Documentaries, getting all the family members to contribute to a gift certificate. It really shows that the interest is there, people realize how valuable these memories and stories are.
I have such an amazing job, I get to hear wonderful stories and learn about life in a different time. Seeing the joy it brings to people across multiple generations of a family makes this job so rewarding.
To watch excerpts from some of Time Capsule Films documentaries and for more information visit the Time Capsule web site or call Chelsea.
Come and visit Chelsea at the VAFHO Family History Expo.
Phone: 0412 073 758
Submitted by Chelsea Harrup for Time Capsule Films: exhibitor at the VAFHO Family History Expo, Sale, 21 April 2018.