Family Storytelling Videos

Family Storytelling Videos

Family Storytelling videos is a new service Producer/Director Duane Weed is offering. “It began with loosing an opportunity to interview my grandfather,” states Duane. “He had a team of horses that plowed all the fields around where he lived. Whenever my grandpa told the story he would beam.”

That story is now in my memories.

We all wish we would have recorded a family member. That is how it started for Duane. Capturing the history is the start, check out the story behind the Why! Link to Video: https://youtu.be/cXe87ANBmPI

Your Families Story – starts with a conversation…

This is your story and there are many ways to approach how we produce it. That is why it begins with a conversation. Contact Duane at 231-250-9624.

We will talk through the process. Work out the logistics of where, when etc. Definitely the Keep it Simple approach. We are happy to meet and go over all the details, share more examples and then – Get it Done! The coffee and tea are on – Contact Duane today to discuss your Family Storytelling videos. Contact Us

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Sample Questions for Interviews

There are so many ways to approach the interview. Listed below are some ideas for questions (not limited to these).

  • What is your full name? 
  • Where were you born?
  • Where did you grow up (city, state, address)?
  • Tell me about your parents (siblings)?
  • What was school like for you as a child?
  • What were your best and worst subjects?
  • Where did you attend grade school? High school? College?
  • What were your favorite songs and music?
  • What world events had the most impact on you while you were growing up? Did any of them personally affect your family?
  • Have any recipes been passed down to you from family members?
  • Are there any physical characteristics that run in your family?
  • What was the full name of your spouse? Siblings? Parents?
  • When and how did you meet your spouse?
  • What did you do on dates?
  • What was it like when you proposed (or were proposed to)? Where and when did it happen? How did you feel?
  • Where and when did you get married?
  • What memory stands out the most from your wedding day?
  • How would you describe your spouse? What do (did) you admire most about them?
  • How would you describe your Parents/Grandparents? What do (did) you admire most about them?
  • Why did you choose your children’s names?
  • Family Medical History – Yours, Your Families. Reason for deaths, etc.
  • What accomplishments were you most proud of?

Keeping Kids Safe

Keeping Kids Safe

Keeping Kids Safe online is a film retelling the fable of “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” The animation teaches children that people online may not be who they seem. Funded by a Merit Grant from The Ferris Foundation, the project is intended to instill behaviors in children that will help prevent them from becoming victims of cyber predators. Students in Assistant Professor of Social Work Elizabeth Post’s class wrote the film’s script. Members of the Alpha Psi Omega Theater Honor Society provided voiceovers. A team from the Music and Entertainment Business program, led by Assistant Professor Paul Kwant, is providing the film’s musical score, and Sports Entertainment Hospitality Management Adjunct Instructor and university Coalition Against Slavery co-chair Karen Kiio provided operational assistance. The video animation was produced by Ferris State University 1983 alum Duane Weed from DW Video in Howard City.   SOURCE: http://www.ferris.edu/business/cybersafe/

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(Left to right) Actresses Voca Ford and April Wilson, music supervisor Paul Kwant, project leader Hira Herrington, scriptwriter Alicia Drumm, actor Colin Assink, recording engineer Frank Krywicki Animator-DW Video & Multimedia, producer and director Duane Weed of DW Video & Multimedia and actress Lilia Herdegen are working to produce a video to inform elementary school students about the dangers of cyber predators and gathered for voiceover recording at Ferris’ Music and Entertainment Business Studio.

Credits

Cyber Safe Film: Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet

Funded by The Ferris Foundation

Based on Aesop’s fable The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Produced and Directed

DW Video and Multimedia

Animation

Frank Krywicki

Executive Producer and Project Coordinator

Hira Herrington, PhD, College of Business

Actors

Colin Assink

Voca Ford

Lilia Herdegen

April Wilson

Narrator

Kathryn Meidt

Professor in Charge of Script

Elizabeth Post, MSW, College of Arts and Sciences

Writers

Alicia Drumm

Megan Monroe

Sarah Nestell

Haley Kihn

Music and Sound Supervisor

Paul Kwant, MS, College of Business

Recording Engineer

Steven Schaefer

Music Consultant

Katlin Merby

Accounts

Patty Terryn

Special thanks to Ferris State University’s Coalition Against Slavery

Co-Chairs

Karyn Kiio, MS, College of Business

Elizabeth Post, MSW, College of Arts and Sciences

DW Video Google My Business Website

DW Video Google My Business Website

DW Video Google My Business Website

DW Video Google My Business WebsiteDW Video Google My Business Website is another tool we as business owners may want to pay close attention to.  Help your Google presence by creating, editing and publishing your Google My Business website.  Check out our site at https://dw-video-multimedia-llc.business.site  

Business Profile

Create and or update your business profile.  According to Google, “Take charge of what people see when they do a local search for your business. Google My Business gives you the tools to update your Business Profile and engage with your customers from your phone, tablet and computer.”  Note that you need to have a verified listing on Google My Business to use the website builder.

Why Google My Business Website

  • So easy to create a one page site and manage it via your business profile.
  • Use it as a landing page for your Google My Business Profile.
  • Add images, custom cover photo.
  • Since it is google it easily matches up with Google Maps.  Shows your contact and business hours info.
  • You don’t even have to worry about updating as Google automatically updates your information for you from the data from your google my business listing.
  • Mobile-friendly.

Already have a website

Google My Business is yet another online asset to expose people to your business. Google is a credible platform to get your branding and messaging consistent.

Contact Duane at 231-250-9624.

5 Google Tools Every Business Should Be Using

Five Google Tools

Five Google tools Every Business Should Be Using features Nicole Royer from Start-Up with Nicole. “Start-Up with Nicole” doesn’t just mean startups, it means starting up anything that moves a brand forward.

Chatting Local is a knowledge base site that provides you a platform to share your expertise.  Very affordable video that you can add to your web and social media sites.  Contact Duane at 231-250-9624

Where do we record?

Chatting Local is recorded at the DW Video & Multimedia, LLC studio in Howard City.

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You are the expert in your field. 

Allow us to create a series of videos that highlight you, your business and your brand.

  • Determine the topic of each segment(s)
  • Record each segment aiming at a length of 2-5 minutes. We can do one or multiple videos that work best for you and your budget.
    • Interview Style to provide flow to the topic and build your credibility.
    • Talking head style where you provide the information.  We have a teleprompter if you want to write it ahead of time and read it off the screen.
    • You become the host and bring in your own guest to share expertise based on your target audience

Share your expertise

 

  • We will edit each segment and place on our YOUTUBE Channel.
    • Will generate a segment on Buy Local Michigan 365 to share your content.
    • Will provide you the Video URL and Embed Code for use on your social media and websites.
    • NOTE: you cannot download and then re-upload.  Must use our URL and Embed code to keep our, and your SEO the best for each segment.
  • Cost: Each segment is $147.00.  Contact Duane for more details 231-250-9624.

 

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