1. I try and get people on video as soon as possible because you never know how long they’re going to be here and video has never let me down. It’s wonderful. I just set my camera up on a tripod, I invite people in to sit with me and talk for half an hour about anything that’s on their mind. …

    "It’s almost like the most intimate form of communication that I can think of and it allows me to sit there with a person and for a few moments, we just let our guards down. …

    "I find that people that I’ve never talked before in that way all of a sudden open and your life spills out in front of me and I’m moved often to tears myself. One of the first things I do when someone’s died is show the video to their children. I still keep them but I always show it to the family if I do have a video of the deceased.

    — Martin Bayne on recording people’s final days

  2. Martin Bayne

    assisted living