Senior Citizen Video-Interview Project
Serving Northern California
My goal is to capture and share your life memories in a dynamic, enduring high-quality video.
Together we will talk about your experiences, wisdom you have gained, and your perspective on life.
In a relaxed and informal ambiance, we will create a truly unique gift for your family and friends.
Our video will include excerpts from two or more 30-minute meetings in which you can read from your writings, share pictures of holidays, and talk freely about subjects important to you - family and friends, profession and hobbies, religion and ethics, challenges and hardships, art and culture, passions pursued and lessons learned.
If you prefer to sit back and be interviewed I can pose pre-determined questions or we can go unscripted and see what happens!
Above all I want you to be the author of your legacy - whatever the celebration, every occasion will be more special because of your loving presence, captured permanently in your own video/interview gift.
Sharing your video
Your professional video is accessed via a link on the Internet which is available only to those you choose. Your package includes a video filming, editing, scripted interview, and private link. I am confident that you and your family will be pleased with the exceptionally high-quality professional video.
This is a custom-made project, designed for the specific needs of each individual so that the cost will vary with the inherent needs of each client. What is built into the cost is my absolute assurance of the finest quality of video done by someone who will work every step of the way with you to achieve our mutual goal of a video and interview that will live on as a permanent record you can be proud of --- a wonderful gift to your friends and family.
About Ardan Michael Blum
I was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. I received my B.A in Literature from Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, where I first discovered a love for photography. After college, I returned to my birthplace where I provided specialized SEO services to private clients and commercial firms across Switzerland, for more than two decades.
From 1999 to 2012, I established a non-governmental organization called VIVRE AVEC LE 3EME AGE or "Living with the 3rd Age," devoted to the comprehensive well-being of all seniors residing in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Among our cultural initiatives, I organized an unprecedented free concert for 1,200 seniors given by the world-renowned Suisse Romande Orchestra. Also, unprecedented was our collaboration with Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett-Packard Europe, Microsoft Switzerland, Logitech, and IBM Switzerland, which provided free computers and software to senior centers and nursing homes. Helping seniors to become conversant with the use of email, accessing the web and working computer programs were among my highest priorities.
The Blum VIDEO/INTERVIEW project is the work of a decade long experience with seniors--- recording their life long passions, their memories,their dreams, enabling them to permanently share a living legacy with family and friends.
In 2019, I launched my Blum VIDEO-INTERVIEW project for all seniors in Northern California.
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