I'm trying out MyHeritage's newest technology called LiveStory. The tech allows you to create animated videos of your ancestors telling their life story, using just a still photo and some text.
At www.myheritage.com/livestory I uploaded the photo of my 4th great-grandfather, Asa Clark Brown, and typed a few paragraphs about his life - from HIS perspective. I added a couple of related illustrations and clicked the Create button.
Incredible! Although the technology's intent is to create a cool video, it did something for me that I didn't expect. After all of these years of researching his life, I actually started to write his biography for the first time. For me, that was meaningful and a starting point. I'm now excited to compile and analyze what else I know about him and add much more to this original video. Watch my first try below (about a minute):
I was impressed with how simple it was to use. Here's what the original photo looked like:
Give it a try at www.myheritage.com/livestory.