Episode 66: Family History Films You Can Make with Animoto’s Beth Forester

I love a good movie. Maybe you do too. Could there be any better film than one that profiles a person or moment in your family history. There is more than one way to start a holiday discussion after the main course. Why not a short film. Animoto makes it easy. Upload your images, and films. Pick a template. Start editing. Add a soundtrack and you’re done. Share it with family online or in person. 

A few years ago I met Beth Forester at a genealogy conference. We had a lot to chat about due to our similar interests in visual storytelling. In this episode, she shares tips on how to make your holiday season special by adding video to the menu. 

“A short video is better than no video”…Beth Forester

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About My Guest:

Beth Forester is a Product Marketing Manager for Animoto.  She’s been a storyteller all her life. Before working for Animoto, Beth was a photographer for 20 years. 

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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