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By Michael Drumm

   An effective family documentary will not only honor the family, and its ancestral roots, but it will also strike an emotional cord. As a filmmaker, that is one of the most important goals – to evoke an emotional response! I look at making a film as an opportunity to use the many production values available to a Director to do just that. It is the magic of the combined total of all the elements that are in a movie that helps trigger someones emotions, and how deeply.

   Just one such production value is camera motion. To have a shot actually be moving through space with its compositional focus being consistently and properly aligned creates visual “poetry”.  Today, achieving this kind of movement has gotten less obtrusive to execute due to the shrinking nature of HD capture technology. Wedding videos and movies particularly benefit from motion.


Here, we see the traditional film camera dolly that very much still has a place in cinematic production  Suffice to say, the more appropriate movement, the better!
The explosion of ancestry.com proves the interest in exploring  family roots. Now, work with Homage Films and myself to take your story, and utilize powerful production value techniques to create some family magic!

by Michael Drumm

The right time to make powerful family history!


A marriage, and the accompanying wedding event is one of the most important occasions in any couples and families lives. Often, a video is produced of the event, and that is as far as it goes.

With my background of producing custom movies about famous celebrities from coast to coast, I know how to go much deeper, and create a stirring emotional document of the event, the couple involved, and the families behind the couple. So when planning a wedding, I recommend doing the wedding video part “right”.

The activities of the day are so important. but perhaps even more important is the perspective of the couple and families involved. By creating intelligent interview content, the powerful narrative can be exposed and make this production a truly memorable document. One that can help showcase genealogical history first hand.