Grandpa has been three years in the making. I used several different types of film and video, including old Super 8 and Hi-8 family footage, color 16mm film, HD video shot in the TV studio at The Evergreen State College on the Sony HDC 1400, and in my parents’ home, the Panasonic AG-AF100. Each media format has its own personality. In mixing them together, I tried to evoke the emotions of different eras and different ways of seeing. Identity is a vulnerable subject matter. I hope my story will stir people’s feelings, get them thinking about and sharing their own stories with others.