Chelsea's Hope Lafora Children Research Fund – Chelsea's Hope 2013
Auction Ends: Mar 4, 2013 02:00 AM PST


Legacy Video by Carla Granat

Item Number
Estimated Value
$280 USD to roslyn
Number of Bids
6  -  Bid History

Item Description


What is a Legacy Video?  

Carla Granat produces Legacy Videos for the families of elders, whose stories, insights, and wisdom captured today will be treasured by generations to come.

The Legacy Video concept arose from Carla’s experience as a hospice volunteer, where she discovered that she could put her background in film to good use conducting videotaped interviews with persons nearlng the end of life, creating a keepsake DVD for families and loved ones.

Using the skills she acquired from her years in social work, public relations and theater, as well as her years behind the lens of a camera, she will conduct a short (typically one to two hour) videotaped interview with your elderly loved one.  She will then produce a shorter edited final product that will capture a bit of the essence of that beloved person to be enjoyed now and preserved for all time.  [Note:  the editing process takes approximately 10 hours of Carla's time.]

If you have questions or would like to explore the concept further with Carla, please call her at 206-325-6963. 

Auction Chair's Note:

I've recently met Carla.  She is warm, funny, and engaging.  She has a way of drawing a person out and asking open-ended questions that evoke glimpses of the essence of the person she is interviewing.  During the interview, she is deeply respectful and fully present.  

Both of my parents were warm, funny, colorful, deeply spiritual, and great storytellers. Though they both died over a decade ago, I still recall them vividly,  but some of the color has faded.  What I wouldn't give to have had a bit of them captured in one of these videos!  If this reminds you of an elderly parent or friend (or yourself!), please take a leap of faith and bid on this item.  You won't be sorry! AND you'll be supporting Chelsea's Hope. 

Carla's Background:

Carla Granat has had a wide range of experiences in her life, from social work with an adoption agency, to public relations, to ten years as the director of a Seattle theatre group. In 1999, she shot and edited her first short documentary, “Our Last Goodbyes,” a process film about the realization of an original choral requiem based on poetry written by WWI soldiers, broadcast on the Seattle Channel in 2000. Since then, she has shot, directed, and edited several short documentary and promotional films, including: “A Breath of Fresh Air,” a profile of the unique, urban Seattle First Baptist Church; and, “Arts in Motion,” a profile of a community school of the arts in Seattle’s Rainier Valley neighborhood. 

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Carla Granat Productions

Carla Granat Productions