JamJar Life Stories provides a unique service, a personal biographer, to work with individuals, families, businesses and groups to record and preserve personal histories. We start with an oral history recording, an interview that assists individuals to tell their story, in their own words and, importantly, in their own voice. These permanent memoirs will become a priceless heritage, a gift to current and future generations. The recordings provide the basis for writing biographies and book publishing, creating podcasts and documentaries and incorporating into displays and marketing media. JamJar Life Stories works to ensure that the voices and stories of the important people in your world are recorded and preserved so they are never lost.
Interviews are typically recorded in 1½ -2 hour sessions undertaken over separate days. The result is a broadcast quality audio file delivered on a jump/flash drive, CD/DVD or by online fie transfer. You also receive a log of the interview making it easy to quickly locate topics that you want to listen to or share with others.
Increasingly people want the benefit of seeing the interviewee as well as hearing. You have the choice of HD or 4K video and the option of including photos, family film/video and music. As per audio recordings you also receive a typed log of the interview to aid locating particular sections of the recording.
A written biography is-and will always be-a great way to celebrate a life. Often the research has been undertaken but the time to pull it all into an engaging narrative and then take it through to publication is often not available, That's where JamJar Life Stories can assist.
A typed, verbatim transcript is an excellent option for those wanting to read a life story and is also a great assistance for writing biographies, family histories or the story behind a company product or service.
An oral or video life story recording is a great asset when creating interpretive displays and to enhance exhibits. We can create presentations that incorporate voice, images, music and effects in a format that allows viewers to navigate or can be played on a continuous loop.
A podcast is a great way to share that life story with friends and family that may not have the time to listen to several hours of interviews. We incorporate voice-over narrative, music and contextual information (eg news recordings) where appropriate.
Increasingly customers are looking for a background story to the business providing a product or service. There is also great value in ensuring the story of the life of a business – the beginnings, bumps and adventures that mark its journey – are recorded. A life story recording is also a unique way to reward the people who have made that story possible.
JamJar Life Stories can undertake projects in partnership with community groups seeking to record their history or key events. JamJar Life Stories is also experienced in running ‘memory events’; think of Q&A with a panel of members recalling the early days and taking questions from the audience. This can be recorded in podcast form or videoed.