Questions / Topics for your personal legacy video and audio biography

These are some general questions I can ask. If there is anything you specifically want to talk about we will. If there is anything you don’t want to talk about, we won’t.

We will talk about this at the pre-interview meeting that you schedule after you select the package you want.

My goal is to have a really simple conversation so that you will forget that the camera and recording equipment is there. (And of course, you will have the final say of what is in the final video that I produce for you.)


Starter Topics

Name / Birth place / birth place
First memories
Parents (Where were they from; what did they do; lessons from them)
Grandparents (Where were they from; what did they do; lessons from them)
Brothers / Sisters

Memories of Growing Up

What did you like / like to do?
Favorite games?  toys?
School
Friends
Summer vacations
Holidays
Memorable events while growing up
Teenager life
Dating
High school
What did you do for fun?
First job

Adult Life

College?
Military?
Were you married? How did you meet your spouse?
First apartment
First house
Jobs
Kids?

Now

Hobbies and interests now
Typical day
What’s a fun time to you?

Other Topics

Are you more like your mother or father? (What was important to them? Lessons they tried to give you?) 
Your Favorite: books; movies; tv shows; actors; etc.
What historical events stick out to you the most?
What made you the person you are today?
If you had three wishes
If you won the lottery...?
What things give you the most pleasure now?
What would you tell your younger self if you could go back in time?
If you could time travel and go to anywhere, when and where would you visit?
Recurring dreams?
Is there anything that scares you?
Proudest moment
Most difficult thing/situation? What you learned from it?
Anything you would have done differently?
Most influential experience(s)
What do you wish you would have known when you were younger?
How have your views changed? (…on life?…how the world is?)
Philosophy of life
Lessons other should know about
What advice would you give to the younger kids growing up?
What is a “good life”?
What are you most grateful for?
If you could solve any one problem, what would it be?
If you had a superpower what would it be?
Favorite family stories
Funniest things you can remember
Funnest thing(s) you’ve ever done
Do you have a favorite family item / heirloom (pic of it)?

What do you want your children / grandchildren / family to remember most about you?