Meet Mel & Brian
Mel Foster and Brian Chidester met years ago when Mel was a creative director at J. Walter Thompson and Brian was an editor at Harvey’s Place. (Mel’s wife always had a suspicious look when leaving the house in the morning, he’d tell her, “I’ll probably be working late tonight at Harvey’s Place.”)
During his career in advertising, Mel won every award in the book, including a Lion from the Cannes Film Festival as well as an Emmy. As a producer of family video biographies, Mel has a natural ability to put folks at ease. Getting a true legacy video requires trust and that’s where Mel’s years of experience in dealing with clients from all walks of life come into play. After a few minutes, the cameras and lights simply fade into the background and it’s simply a couple of people having a friendly chat about old times and big ideas.
In his capacity as an editor, Brian worked on a tremendous variety of business sectors in concert with some of the most creative (and difficult to work with) people. Invariably, the great joy of work came whenever he worked on a video project that helped an individual or a cause. A dedicated father of five, he and his wife made the brave move of adopting three additional kids from a family (distantly related) that was failing – in addition to fostering another child. (His wife’s application for sainthood is currently in process.)
Your Legacy Video
Together, Brian and Mel put their talent and passion into producing family video biographies for a generation of people who have lived through so much and seek a “pain-free” way to communicate it all to future generations.