Truly, the gift of a lifetime.
Your life story made into a lasting family treasure.
Bnai Torah is excited to announce an innovative partnership with A Life's Story. A Life's Story records your life story or that of your parent or grandparent, and produces it into a beautiful, heirloom quality audio documentary. This recording can then be cherished, shared and passed on to future generations. Your life story, as told by you, becomes a timeless family treasure.
There are 3 audio recording choices will fit almost anyone's budget: Day of Recording Option 1, Day of Recording Option 2 and The Masterpiece.
DAY OF RECORDING
If budget is a concern, be part of our DAY OF RECORDING. On a specific date, a professional interviewer will lead you in an interview about the key events in your life. Recording will be done at B'nai Torah on June 14th 2022 and via the internet on June 16th 2022. To be part of the Day of Recording you must be available on the day specified and complete your interview within 45 minutes.
Day of Recording Option 1 $1000
45 min of recording of your life story with professional interviewer on quality recording equipment
First pass Editing: removal of ah’s, umms, you-know's, coughs and filler words (typically 3-5 hours of editing time)
Recording delivered to you in digital form AND uploaded to cloud for easy 1-click sharing
Day of Recording Option 2 $2000
EVERYTHING in RECORDING PACKAGE 1 PLUS
we take your recorded interview further:
Content editing: We move content around to perfect the flow, create a logical flow of ideas and streamline where needed, to create the most compelling and listenable story (typically 12-16 hours additional editing time)
Musical scoring: Musical scoring with multiple music beds added to elevate the entire piece
Professional voice-over narration inserted throughout, where needed, to enhance your storytelling
Your life story recorded in your own voice and fully produced into an heirloom quality recording that becomes a family treasure.
$3500 or reserve today $2750
Done by appointment
Pre-interview w/purchaser, from which we create our questions
Full in-depth interview by professional interviewer
Up to 2 hours recording time
High fidelity microphones used for crystal clear sound
Full professional editing
Narration by Voice Over professionals
Fully scored with multiple music beds
Historical sound inserted where appropriate
Produced Intro and Outro
Additional interviews with up to 3 others than can add context to your story (such as spouse, work colleague, lifelong friend, adult child)
Finished pieces are typically 65-90 minutes in length
Every one is custom
If your budget allows, we strongly recommend you choose The Masterpiece. This option will produce the fullest telling of your life story, with the richest production elements. The end result is a beautifully produced audio documentary, highlighting your challenges and triumphs, personality and character, and your reflections on your life events and relationships. Uploaded to the cloud it can be shared by you and heard by others with one click, if you so choose.
Click here to learn all the benefits of capturing your family's life story
Meet the leadership team at A Life's Story - A deeply experienced and dedicated team of storytelling experts .
Matty Staudt has been in broadcasting since he cracked a mic at the age of 16 in his hometown of Keyser, West Virginia. During his radio career, he has been an on-air host, morning show lead and Executive Producer at such legendary stations as WJFK in Washington DC, WNEW in New York City, Alice Radio (KLLC) and Live 105 (KITS) in San Francisco. In 2007, Matty entered the world of podcasting; becoming a pioneer at Stitcher as their first Director of Content. In 2017, Matty joined iHeartRadio as the radio industry’s first Vice President of Podcast Programming. In this role, he developed a podcast strategy for the company’s radio talent and helped create over 300 podcasts, driving millions of downloads a month. Matty is President of Jam Street Media, the distribution and marketing team behind "A Life's Story."
Creator of "A Life's Story", Leslie Gold oversees all creative output of every public and personal podcasts to make each one a storytelling masterpiece. Leslie Gold "The Radiochick" built a top rated show in New York City, the nation's #1 market with 1 million daily listeners. She subsequently expanded her reach nationally and broadcasted to an even larger audience via satellite and syndicated stations in 150 markets. Naturally curious and empathetic, Leslie is a master storyteller who has moved her listeners to both laughter and tears. Also a veteran interviewer, she has interviewed presidents, politicians, newsmakers, business leaders and celebrities. Leslie is a multiple industry award winner.
Casey Franco is our audio editor and has been working in media for over a decade now. From formerly editing PSA’s for his high school while still a student to working as the Digital Video Manager for iHeartRadio San Francisco, he’s been crafting stories for a long time. He’s worked with companies like Cisco Systems, The California Beef Council, and The Federal Reserve of San Francisco doing exactly that. As a kid, he used to love sitting and listening to his grandparents tell their stories and that is a memory that has stuck with him. He’s excited to help you tell yours as well so "let’s get recording!”