About Tribute Video Tips

Recent Projects

Welcome to “Tribute Video Tips”. We are dedicated to helping you make great Tribute Videos to honor, clebrate or memorialize those you love and respect. Tributes are videos that tell the life stories of significant people in a family, business, or organization– or just anyone you care about. The techniques used to create Tribute videos involve the use of print, pictures, video, music, audio clips and other memorabilia. This involves research, gathering of materials, getting them into your computer, and editing with your favorite video editor. More t han that, it involves pacing, emotion, and storytelling. We hope you find this site helpful in all these regards!

“Rum Cake” is a video we recently produced using all of the techniques we teach in “Tribute Video Tips”. It is essentally a still image animation series, with lyric overlays, for a song produced by “The Chico Barque Project”. I hope you like it.

Corporate retirements are great opportunities for tribute videos. We completed this one recently celebrating the career of an industry-leading corporate video producer and manager.

Tribute Videos: Tell the Life Stories of Coworkers and Loved Ones. Make it a Hobby, or a Profession.

For years, we’ve been doing just that, for corporations, families and friends. As part of a comprehensive 40-year professional video production career, we produced all kinds of videos, but the ones we loved doing most were the “Tribute”, Legacy”, and “Special Event” videos. These celebrated events, triumphs, anniversaries, occasions and most importantly, people. The most satisfaction was found in producing these stories for my own family members. Senior birthdays, wedding stories, memorials and reunions. Often I been asked, “How do you do all that? I wish I could.” You can. To see what you could be making, click the play button below


Bill Finn, Director of Web Strategy, Hanson Dodge Creative

Brien is an expert producer, writer and director, as good as it gets for crafting stories for video and moving images. For your audience, he will elevate them, levitate them, turn them around and put them right where you want them: believing in your message, passionately motivated about your product, business or service, and ready for action.

Steve Grisetti, Instructor, Lynda.com

Brien is a talented creative source and smart businessman but, above all, Brien Lee is a terrific person. He’s given great opportunities to untested talent (such as yours truly) and has proven himself a faithful mentor to many.

Ric Sorgel, Senior Vice President – EWI Worldwide

Brien has the uncanny ability to write and produce emotionally compelling work. Over the years he has always created stories that truly connect to the audience. His investigating skills and insight are second to none. He has what I like to call the “X” factor that you can’t find anywhere else. Hire him and you’ll see what I mean. 

Marcin Wawrzyczek, Cinematographer, DP

I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Brien Lee on several projects as Director of Photography. Every single time, Brien provided expert direction and a script that intrinsically brought to life and highlighted the ideas and the people that go into a product, a company, etc. He’s an inspiring person who produces a first-rate product every time.