Although I originally came up with the concept of LifeStories based on the stories of real people, I quickly became aware that you can create a LifeStory based on a much wider range of subjects, including historical people, fictional characters, artists, bands, companies, products and events. Just about anything in fact.
One of the most interesting opportunities is where our clients are particular fans of something. We can create detailed LifeStories (which we call Anthologies) based on the client’s material (for their personal use).
I recently created a fully-functional prototype of one of these LifeStories based on my son’s collection of Harry Potter material.
We happen to own the Blu-Ray boxset, the audiobooks and the books. I find it annoying to have to deal with these different formats on different devices. In particular, disk-based content is pretty archaic, so a LifeStory is a great solution. It handles multiple media types and is expandable to add in additional information. Most importantly, it brings everything together in one place.
In most countries, it is illegal to copy audio and video material for personal use. I totally support this law where there is danger of financial loss to the copyright holder by distribution and piracy of their material. However, if I am 100% sure that there is no scope for financial loss I, and millions of people like me, find it to be draconian and ignore it, as I have for over 15 years since I ripped my first CD into iTunes.
If you have legitimately bought the material that you want us to include in your LifeStory, there should be no problem with including it. However, this does also depend on which country you’re in.
So, take a look at the gallery on the right. If you have a specialist subject like this that you’d like us to create an Anthology for, please get in touch.
(If you don’t see a gallery, click the title of this post to open it in a new page)
Post by Phil John 13/11/19