One day I received a phone call from my brother Kent in Utah.
Hey, Shannon how's it going?
Great! How's the kids?
Good. Hey, I'm working on an app for a competition and it's all about family history and I was wondering if me and my buddy could drive down to Vegas and film you talking about family history & blogging for our promo video. Oh, and if we win the competition we get to present the app and this video at RootsTech.
Wow, sure! That sounds great! (and my mind instantly shifts to the real possibility of stuttering over my words or having absolutely nothing to say on camera and having that shown on a huge screen in a conference hall all while my eyes are shifting left and right because that's what they do when I know a video camera is on my face.)
He assured me that we would talk through it, script it out if necessary, and it would all be good.
But this post, this video isn't about me. Like I mentioned, my brother and one of his tech buddys collaborated on building an app to enter into a competition for RootsTech - a big family history and technology conference. Heck, Laura and Jenna Bush are the keynote speakers this year!
I can't give the details of what the app does - the competition is not over yet. But I can tell you that it was so cool to have them in my house for an afternoon working, brainstorming, and tinkering over the app . . . making the final touches. And then we talked about family history and what it means to people. And then they whipped out the video camera and interview questions, and I talked and sorted through family photos.
This week I got to see the final result, and it is so fantastic! After watching what they did while here I am so impressed with the editing and the way they made it all flow together so beautifully.
Here it is!