1. INITIAL CONSULTATION
When you have a story, memory, or an audience in mind, let's talk.
Every Storied experience includes a 15-minute consultation call - this gives us a chance to get to know each other a bit, allows you to set the tone and direction of your story, and ensures you get the most out of your Storied interview session. Before our call, I'll share a document of sample questions with you.
The amount of interview time may vary based what you want to accomplish.
Gift interviews usually take up to 45 minutes while full life story interviews can take anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours.
We can meet in-person or record over the computer or phone. I can travel short distances if meeting in-person at your home works best. Please note that for travel outside of the Portland, Maine, area fees associated with travel, mileage, and per diem fees may be applied.
Production includes a discussion with you around what you want highlighted from your interview, and what you might want edited out.
I will edit out 'ums' and pauses and anything else that feels extraneous. You don't have to worry about stumbling over your words while we talk--editing will take care of all of that.
Typically if we talk for an hour, your final product will be around 35-45 minutes.
The final product will be saved on a credit card style USB flash drive and mailed to you. Or dropped off, if you live locally.
It will also be emailed to you as a Dropbox file that you can forward along to anyone you'd like.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
Need ideas? Here are some examples of stories to share:
A full life story to give your children and grandchildren.
Your children’s birth stories to give them as a gift.
A birthday or anniversary gift sharing what you love about another person and the stories that illustrate that affection.
A compilation of short interviews to give as a retirement gift to a beloved work colleague.
A compilation of short interviews to give as a wedding gift to a newly minted couple.
The story behind your business to share with potential customers.
End of life stories to share with loved ones when you are no longer here.
A memorial compilation with stories of a deceased loved one to share with future generations.
A ‘how we met story’ to share with a partner or lifelong friend.
Siblings sharing stories of what they love, admire and have learned from their parents and how they have navigated challenging times together.