It is no secret that I gather family lore, photographs and documents. Or that I track down the tendrils of social history that help curl these details into a story. Perhaps it is less well known that I collect storytelling ideas, methods and media by which ordinary folk turn ordinary objects and facts into extraordinary family stories.
Today’s idea came by way of social media. (Whatever did we do before these sites???) Watch how the camera pulls the viewer through space, and through time. Note how the juxtaposition of family portraits and family members sucks you to the heart of the story. I think this video was meant to be more tribute to family than documentation of family history, but it certainly accomplishes both in a creative, memorable way.
“Yes to Love” by Isaac Lamb.