03-22-2019 09:05 AM
I'm Brian Case living just outside of Chicago, Illinois, having retired from a 35-year Mainframe Computer applications development career – that retirement consisting of employment as a full-time commuter bus driver since I've outlived my profession. (Long story).
I come to Udemy as a result of my sister's memorabilia that my nephew sent me on her passing. In those materials was a family picture taken around the Thanksgiving dinner table (I'm guessing) around 1952. I realized that, not only my grandchildren, but my adult children know nothing of most of the folks in that black-and-white photograph.
So, on a lark AND at age 73 AND totally unencumbered by any video development experience whatsoever, I put together a series of two-minute videos entitled “Dinner with Lloyd and Gladys”. Each video features my recollection or two about a person in that photo.
It took a couple of months and all sorts of errors and re-dos, But on completion, the reception I received posting those videos to Facebook (limited to my relatives) was far more positive than I ever anticipated.
What would have been really helpful was a course for old folks like me on how to create a remembrance video. Particularly one that addressed the process and strategy as much as the technology.
So I'm taking on the slings and arrows of creating such a course.
Hold good thoughts for my effort.
03-22-2019 10:32 AM
What a great story. It's wonderful that you're not only preserving these memories for your own family, in a modern format that they will enjoy, but are showing others how to do the same.
03-22-2019 02:19 PM - edited 03-22-2019 02:19 PM
Thank you for your encouraging reply. This process is quite intimidating and far outside of my comfort zone.
03-23-2019 08:01 AM
May I edit your response to include in a draft of my course introduction video?
"And you can bask in the same praise not only for celebrating a past relative, friend, ancestor or pet; but for the thought, effort and skill you brought to preserve those memories in a modern format they will enjoy."
03-26-2019 09:23 PM
I have been thinking along the same lines.
I live in Oakmont, California, a 55+ retirement community flush with people needing to have their stories told.
I have literally thousands of potential customers within miles of my doorstep.
03-26-2019 09:29 PM
@Anonymous P.S. I too was an IBM Systems Programmer (VM/CMS and MVS) and successfully made the move to PCs running Linux and C programming (as opposed to PL/1 and Rexx -- I also sucked at JCL). I remember acronyms such s DASD and EBCDIC. I somehow survived and have been relatively successful on Udemy.
Best of luck,
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