Documenting a class reunion in HD video provides opportunities to relive rare gatherings of classmates. It also provides a way for those who could not attend an opportunity to see how their classmates have changed over the years of physical separation, and perhaps convince them to not miss the next reunion event.

A digital copy of the whole video production will be made available to the reunion organizing committee who are free to choose if and how they want to distribute it. 

Activities normally covered by recording video include:

  • All formal activities conducted from the podium.
  • Special presentations and acknowledgments.
  • Candid scenes derived from event activities.
  • Informal interviews during a scheduled mixer.

Optional recording activity may include more formalized short interviews.

  • School Days
    • Reflections - Looking back at life in school.
    • Achievements
      • Academic
      • Sports
      • Firsts
      • Leadership
      • Personal rewards
  • Life After School
    • Remember Me?
    • Meet My Spouse!
    • Wishing you were here.
    • From Then To Now

These are short interviews from 1 to 5 minutes in length to those who choose to volunteer their stories. The interviews are conducted during a scheduled slack period in reunion activities. This activity can be very useful for multi-year class reunions so former students can become acquainted with older or younger alumni from their school. 

The interviews will be added to the overall produced video of the reunion. 

 

Bailey Cruthird

Amarillo, Texas and the Texas Plains Trail Region have a rich tradition of live music and other entertainment venues since the area became settled by Europeans.  Scores of performing artists have become famous worldwide for their unique talents.  CaptiveImageus has recorded many hours of live music and other forms of entertainment since 2003.

Live Music Recordings

Music artists draw larger audiences when more people become familiar with their work. I work in cooperation with individuals, bands, property and venue owners to arrange recordings of live music performances. Ambient or digital audio patched in from a mixer options are available along with supplementary lighting if needed for the location. If you perform in a public secular venue, I will work with you most times for no fee. These recordings will appear on my Dusty Reins YouTube Channel with a link from the Live Music in Amarillo, Texas page where your information will also appear.

 

 

Produced Music Recordings

Performers and venue operators may make arrangements to have their performances recorded and produced as a full-length show or a customized music video. Fees are based on an hourly rate for shooting, editing, artwork and production. Mass copies of the final product are available at reasonable prices

 

Story Telling

I am on the hunt for people who can tell a good story. It can be a tall tale, a true tale, a joke tale, or even an educational one. Selected stories will be published on the YouTube Story Channel. I am planning to organize a monthly gathering of storytellers and musicians so be sure to stay in touch with me on Facebook if you would like to join in on the fun!

 

 

Entertainment Events

When there are lots of groups entertaining at an entertainment venue, I will usually work with the venue operator to cover the event and performers. Many of these events are fundraisers for charitable causes such as homer's Backyard Ball, Cancer Walk, Rock for Yellow City and some commercial venues. I work to help promote the event and may publish some performances on the Dusty Reins YouTube Channel.

 

 

 

 

Oral History

Individual Life History Interview

     A guided oral history interview guides an individual to tell their life story and experiences. Interviews are conducted under the guidelines of the Library of Congress. The interview along with all required paper documentation is submitted to the US Library of Congress for archival in the American Folklife Project.  Copies may also be requested to be archived at The Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University and/or The Research Center at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. One copy will be made available to the individual or family.

 

 

Individual Topical Interview

      A guided oral interview which focuses on an individual's career, hobby, life event, business, military career, contributions to civic or church service or a unique personal story. Military career interviews will be submitted under the guidelines of the Veteran's History Project, all others fall under the American Folklife project. Copies may also be requested to be archived at The Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University and/or The Research Center at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. One copy will be made available to the individual or family.

 

 

Individual Memorial Service Preservation

     A recording is made of an individual's memorial service after death. One copy will be made available to the family. The recording will not normally be submitted to archival repositories.

 

 

Family Life History Roundtable

     A recording is made of family members talking about family life experiences in a roundtable format. One copy will be made available to the group. The recording will not normally be submitted to archival repositories.

 

Events

Family Reunions

     A recording of family reunion activities both formal and informal. Some structured storytelling and oral history activities can be made available to individuals as well as family groups.

Class Reunions

     A recording of class reunion activities both formal and informal. Some structured storytelling and oral history activities can be made available to individuals as well as class groups.

Historic Event Preservation

     Video documentation of events which have a special historical context such as the dedication of a building or monument or the commemoration of a historic event.

 

 

Documentary

Company Heritage Preservation

     Documentation of a company history.

Church Heritage Preservation

     Documentation of a church history.

Structural Heritage Preservation

     Documentation of a historically important structure either before or after refurbishment, or both.

Cultural Preservation

     Documentation of a cultural or lifestyle story such as:

  • Life on a Ranch
  • Life on a Farm
  • The Cowboy Way
  • The Cowgirl Way
  • Equestrian Life
  • Rodeo Life
  • Living Through Tragedy
  • Wonder Women
  • Human Issues
  • Life Before Now
  • Life Today
  • Exploring Through Archaeology
  • The First Americans

 

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NOTE: Some recorded content may be eligible to be featured on YouTube Story Channel as authorized by the participants.

 

CaptiveImage.us has been offering video services in Amarillo and the Texas Plains Region since 2003. Most video productions are related to documenting and preserving contemporary life for future heritage preservation and work commissioned by individuals, businesses, and institutions.  Current service offerings are listed below.

 

 

Heritage Preservation

Oral History

Individual Life History Interview

Individual Topical Interview

Individual Memorial Service Preservation

Family Life History Roundtable

 

Events

Family Reunions

Class Reunions

Historic Event Preservation

 

Documentary

Company Heritage Preservation

Structural Heritage Preservation

Cultural Preservation

 

Entertainment

Live Music Recordings

Produced Music Recordings

Story Telling

Entertainment Events

 

Legal Recordings

Video Depositions

Site Documentation

Insurance Inventory & Claims

 

Personal Events

Sorry, I no longer offer video recording services for weddings or birthday parties.