Since 1982, I have been asked to
tell the stories of individuals, couples, families,
clans, and organizations of many kinds to preserve
the faces, voices, values and animals that matter
most to them.
Your Story Matters uses family storytelling,
interviews, conversations, and all the mementos
you can provide such as photos, home movies,
music, poetry, and artwork to create your Pet
Movie. We offer as much guidance as you would
like to clarify what you want to include and
what you want your Pet Movie to express.
My passion for creating a visual
and audio record of rituals, celebrations, and
conversations from every stage of life from
giving birth to the end of life grew out of
an early interest in anthropology, spirituality,
and ways of life that differed from my own.
Saltman has a real gift for editing
in the camera. Her raw tapes look
polished. I don't know how she
does it! She has the uncanny knack
for being in the right place at the
right time with the right lighting at
the perfect angle.
Her skill is a very valuable
documenting technique applicable to
a variety of circumstances. In
our case, she captured young girls in
the process of making an improvisational
movie. We were able to show her
unedited, two-hour tape at a trade show.
It was a very effective way to illustrate
the power of our work with girls."
Founder and Executive Director
ACT NOW! Inc.
Empowerment through Improvised Movie
A typical day or
fond routine of a loved one is chronicled by Carlyn's
camera and by the featured person's voice.