A personal LifeStory is a digital time capsule. It is a time and people-centric record of your life containing everything you want to include from childhood and beyond. It’s a very personal item and we treat it as such. Think of us as your official biographer.
We create the LifeStory on dedicated hardware, typically an iPad, and conduct as many face-to-face sessions as possible, where we listen, record and accumulate the information that will go into the final product.
The material that we use can include all of the following
- Scans of documents including personal letters
- Scans of photographs
- Video (we will edit as instructed)
- Audio recordings
- Social media posts
- WhatsApp conversations (we will also edit as instructed)
- Personal highlights, stories, reflections and anecdotes
- Family and friend profiles
After an initial consultation, we will research and acquire all of the material that we need and build the LifeStory for you. Personal LifeStories take time to create and it would not be unusual for it to take 3 months to complete, with as many as 10 face-to-face information-gathering sessions, where we also present the progress as we move forward.
The result is worth it however, as you have a LifeStory that can be wonderful for reminiscing; reflecting on the highlights of your life. It can also be a memory aid in old-age and is a great keepsake for generations to come.
For many people, different music resonates with certain periods of their life. We can take this music and structure it into a SoundTrack that can be enjoyed at any time.
A SoundTrack is much less time consuming than a personal LifeStory. You simply chose the music that describes your life and we will put it together for you.
Optionally, you can include commentary on any of the songs or albums that are included. In that case, we will take all details from you and include them. Check out this video of Phil’s SoundTrack.
We also create LifeStories based on specialist subjects.
Most things have a start and a finish. Products, companies, stories, historical events, and people all have timelines that can be created to tell their stories. The components of these stories are usually lots of smaller stories, like chapters in a book that can be used to tell a tale.
And then there are the people of course, without whom the story simply would not have happened.
We draw these elements together to create LifeStories on a diverse range of topics. For example, we have created specialist LifeStories for
- Harry Potter
- William Shakespeare
- The Ibanez JS series of electric guitars
- Leicester City’s premier league winning season of 2015/16
All of these LifeStories are designed to run on dedicated hardware. In the case of Harry Potter, it’s an iPad, while the others all run on the complete range of Apple devices.
Depending on your needs we can build a specialist LifeStory for the Apple device of your choice. We provide the hardware in high-quality leather slipcases which make them ideal as gifts or for personal use.
As an indication of the timescales and amount of work involved, on average, the specialist LifeStories that we have done to date have taken 4 – 6 weeks each.