If you’ve ever researched your family tree, you’ve probably been able to trace your ancestors back several generations. You’ve probably also found that the further back you go, the less you know about the people that you find. In as little as a couple of generations the past becomes shrouded.

In generations to come, how will you be remembered? Will it be the snatches of anecdotes passed on by relatives, or will you leave a detailed and coherent portrait of the way you want to be remembered?

A Biography offers two simple, but powerful benefits:

  1. The ability to create your own LifeStory based on the stories that you want to tell.
  2. The means to persist the LifeStory for the benefit of generations to come.

Creation can be a daunting task, and it’s one of the reasons why we haven’t released our Studio software for people to do it themselves. It needs experience in handling and editing a wide range of media to achieve a successful result. Fortunately, we have that experience in abundance.

Persisting the LifeStory for future generations may be a less pressing issue, but should you wish to follow this path, we can advise on and implement this for you using the most modern techniques.

A lot of the process of creating a LifeStory involves listening. We have to come to know and understand the person whose LifeStory we are creating. That means that we come to you, listen and absorb. During the process we will discuss the scope of what we going to create and the desired outcome. The scope of a LifeStory can vary greatly, as can the tone in which it is written and how it is constructed for its target audience.

Personal histories  typically include three elements:

Stories are the components that make up a larger LifeStory. Stories can be organised into categories to suit the LifeStory. For a biography, categories could include your career, family, education, travel, hobbies, or whatever else is appropriate to you.

What makes stories so unique is that we can include multiple different media types in a story, including audio, video, photos, and social media posts.

Connections are the people who are involved in the LifeStory. These can also be organised into categories and you have the option of going into as much detail for each person as you want.

The Timeline is the chronological representation of all of the events in the LifeStory. An event can be a story or a discrete piece of media (e.g. a video, a FaceBook post or a snippet of a WhatsApp chat). For biographies, births and deaths of connections can also be represented on the timeline.

The combination of these elements allows us to create a LifeStory that is totally unique and unlike anything else available anywhere.