Personal History Interviews Inc. has received glowing testimonials from families who found our history-making process essential to the way they felt about themselves and benefited from greater piece of mind, knowing that their cherished loved one had not passed through this life in vain. On this page we present testimonials including this a favorable one below.
As Hamilton Said, "I am not giving away my shot!" Once your family are gone, so will their story in their voice, from their mouth! Dan is stellar at what he does. If you want your kids and grand kids to know your story, call DAN! If you don't want them to know it, don't call then they will edit your story in their words, without you!
I have done business with Dan on several occasions. First, Dan did both of my daughters' montages for their Bat Mitzvahs. He did an outstanding job and everyone loved the results. Then, Dan converted old family films to the more current versions, whatever that is. Again, he did an outstanding job and now our family has excellent memories that are preserved. Last, Dan does his personal history interviews which are fantastic. We interviewed several members of our family and now we have a video record that will last forever. Dan did a great job of doing the interviews and he was able to extract fascinating information that we did not even know about. I strongly recommend Dan for any projects that you have. He is great guy, very responsible and very professional.- Jeff Lichten
Dan is a great listener which makes him a great story teller. The best gift you could ever give your family is a sit down with Dan. From start to finish, Dan is the video man I always hire! He is reliable, flexible and talented.
I had Dan interview my parents. He was very professional and asked all the right questions and had a way of making my parents relaxed and comfortable. I highly recommend Dan for the job! I'm very happy that I decided to do this and that I have this as a keepsake..It means more to me now that my Mom has dementia! Don't wait! Do it now!
Dan put together an amazing video with my grandfather's stories. He asked wonderful questions during the interview. It turned out fantastic. I definitely recommend using Dan to capture a loved ones story that will live on forever. I can't wait to share the video with my kids one day.
I have known Dan Gelfond for more than 10 years. Dan is the person I recommend to do all your business videos and even more important, your family videos. Dan is the Video Man! Your DVD will be done to perfection with perfect edits and narration. This is a production worth having.
Dan's interview with my parents has become so important to my family and myself. We learned information about them which none of us knew before. Dan had a way of asking questions which encouraged my parents to tell their stories. These stories are part of my history and legacy. Dan has a gift for interviewing and the finished product is a keepsake forever. Thank you Dan.
Dan is an amazing interviewer. I have used his services for a number of projects dating back to 2004. He does a wonderful job making interviewees comfortable. He asks great questions and you always get more out of the project that you ever imagined. I highly recommend Dan and Personal History Interviews.
I believe conducting a personal history interview is one of the best things you can do for your family, both now and for future generations, and is money very well spent. This is something my wife and I discussed doing for a number of years, but we seemed to always procrastinate and put it off for later. Well, we finally did it, and I'm glad we did. Dan interviewed both of my parents and my father-in-law 3 years ago, and unfortunately for us less than 12 months later we lost both my father and father-in-law. If we had continued to put this off we'd have lost out on their very valuable background and life story. Dan is a real pro at this, and you can tell he's done this many times. He's very patient and calming and can put the interviewee at ease making the experience that much more enjoyable. Please don't wait to do this. Your family will be glad you did, and Dan is one of the best.
Dan filmed my 89-year-old mother about 6 years ago. Several years later she had a stroke, and she developed cognitive dementia. She has lost all her memories, but thanks to Dan, we can remember her as she was and all the things that were important to her. Dan is a highly talented filmmaker, and I’m so grateful that he’s chosen to use his abilities to record our stories.
After my father passed away, I hired Personal History Interviews to video my mom as she spoke about her life from growing up in the depression to World War II and beyond. She was nervous and uncertain about it but Dan's professionalism and empathy pulled a wonderful video out of a shy and private woman. She passed away recently and had I not hired Dan, we would have lost all her stories that I can now share with my children's children's children.