Thank you to LIFIE for sponsoring this LIFIE review. All thoughts are 100% my own.
We just spent an AMAZING week at Walt Disney World and on the Disney Dream at sea with Disney Social Media Moms. To say that Walt Disney World presents a plethora of photo and video opportunities is a huge understatement. Between character visits, ride pictures, Cinderella castle and the Tree of Life, you are certain to fill your camera’s or phone’s memory! But, and there always is one, what do you do with all of those pictures and videos when you get home? Do they sit and live in your computer? Maybe, just maybe you print out some pictures? But, that doesn’t capture the videos and tell the full story?
Would you be able to share the video of the conversation of BB-8 talking to your kids?
Or how about Baby Groot and Star Lord having a chit-chat about day-to-day life?
Or my favorite when your kids try to talk Wookie to Chewbacca…because that is priceless and something you want to be able to share with them and remember.
Sure, you might have the video editing capabilities because they do come on pretty much every computer and device these days. But most of us don’t know how to use them, don’t want to take the time, or just forget about it after the trip is over. Families love to capture and share their stories from vacations, sports events and celebrations. While video is the predominant medium for storytelling, creating movies from raw content requires creativity, technical skills and time.
Enter the new service, LIFIE, which bridges the gap between capturing memories and sharing them, by transforming captured content into share-worthy movies. It’s a short, handcrafted movie curated from crowdsourced video and photos, perfect for preserving, reliving and sharing life’s defining moments. Scroll all the way down to see our LIFIE review video of our trip to Walt Disney World.
That’s right, not only can you upload pictures and videos and create an event in your account, but you can share a gallery link to get other submissions from friends and family. I know I have discs and links of photos and videos that people sent me after my wedding. Those would make a great LIFIE from all different perspectives.
Getting a LIFIE Created
It is really as easy as setting up an account, uploading your files (and possibly getting other submissions from friends or family) and then making some selections (like the mood, type of music, and the length of the video) and a human professionally edits and creates your LIFIE to share. Thus, turning your digital files into an engaging story.
The pricing is transparent and upfront. Each LIFIE starts at $150 and then is $5 more additional per minute of uploaded content. As you add videos and pictures to your upload, they keep a running total for you, including the actual length of each uploaded video and five seconds for each uploaded photo. This allows the editors time to review everything you’ve uploaded and select the very best moments to create your story.
What’s included in every LIFIE
- Handcrafted quality
- Up to 5 minute length
- Ready in 5-7 business days
- Unlimited personal use
- Downloadable HD file
- Guest uploading
- Premium royalty-free music
- Super simple sharing
Bringing LIFIE to LIFE
LIFIE was started by a husband and wife team Jeff and Heather Williams who live in Atlanta! “Over the course of twenty years of marriage and the raising of three wonderful children, we have developed a passion for preserving and sharing our story through video. From vacations, reunions, sports, and more, we have created movies that allow us to replay the defining moments of our lives. LIFIE offers a unique all-in-one solution to effortlessly collect, create, and share your special moments.”
Our Walt Disney World LIFIE Review
After going through our photos and videos and finding the best of the best (and one picture that oops, my eyes weren’t all the way open), I uploaded our files and sent them off to LIFIE. The longest part of the process was deciding on the videos and pictures to upload for potential inclusion in our LIFIE.
It didn’t take long at all to receive our LIFIE perfectly telling the story of our trip. I did include notes like “please make sure to use the video of the girls speaking Wookie” but other than that, gave creative license. After sharing with the family and some friends, they were super impressed with the quality of the video, as was I! Using LIFIE to create videos to share stories of memorable events is definitely easier then trying to figure out the newest video app and editing software!
I can’t think of a single thing I would change about the LIFIE service. It’s easy to use, fast, and helps me tell a story that I can share for generations.