MDPL in partnership with Close-Up Productions recorded the memoirs of the City of Miami Beach through the stories of people who have been a part its history. Their stories have been recorded using professional audio and visual equipment. These interviews have been combined and edited to create a museum installation. Sharing the City’s heritage with all who care to learn about its past only further expands the appreciation of our unique beach community.
Miami Design Preservation League and Close-Up Productions have begun the second year of interviews for the Miami Beach VIsual Memoirs Project. This year (2013) the project will add 20 more interviews to the archive of memoirs. The full-length interviews are part of an audio-visual archive that will continue to expand as more interviews are conducted. Also during the project’s, an educational video aimed at middle school students will be created from the interviews collected. MDPL and Close-Up Productions will develop a lesson plan and teacher guide that is complimentary to existing curriculum requirements for the middle school years. Stayed tumed for more to come.
CLIPS OF SOME OF THE FIRST VISUAL MEMOIR INTERVIEWS
EXCERPTS FROM ART DECO WEEKEND LECTURE, “Nightlife and Entertainment”
EXCEPTS FROM ART DECO WEEKEND LECTURE, “MDPL: How We Did It”
SNEAK PEAK AT THE VISUAL MEMOIRS PROJECT