The only way to learn is to ask
The Archive is a service that offers life-story video interviews to help you capture the stories most important to your family.
Always wanted an amazing cinematic video of your grandparents telling their best stories - you've come to the right place!
We also host some videos on our website for others to watch and learn from.
Not everyone feels comfortable sharing their story with the world, and that's okay. If the interviewee would prefer it to stay with the family, that's completely up to them. But making it public helps their story live on forever.
Every single story will resonate with somebody, and has the potential to change their life. Humanity is just a collection of stories, and yours deserves to be appreciated for centuries to come.
How long is a piece of string! It depends on the number of questions and the length of their answers. However, the majority are usually between 1-2 hours at 50 Questions.
The average wait time on a final video is one month. If you require it quicker for an event just let us know and we'll crack the whip!
After giving the interviewer a brief bio/introduction of the interviewers life our expert interviewers craft the most relevant questions. If you have specific questions you would like us to ask, please send them to us in advance.
All we ask is that you bring your best stories. Anything else including important mementos you'd like to show is completely up to you.
It can be quite daunting for some people to be in front of the camera and having an audience usually doesn't help. It can also be distracting for the interviewee and interviewer to have others present.
So unless, a support person is required for mental health conditions we don't allow others to be present. There are cafe's and parks very close by for you to pass the time!
If you're unhappy with how it turned out we'll happily refund you the money, no questions asked. Except how we could do better next time.
There is a very small, but real risk, that the footage may become corrupted or unusable. If this happens we will happily redo the interview completely for free, meaning you pay nothing whatsoever for the inconvenience.