What To Do With All Those Pictures
Smitten Films turns digital pics and clips into mini flicks
There are plenty of apps that do nifty things with your raw digital media. But here’s a service that saves you the hassle of sifting through gigabytes of snapshots, clips, and files. Smitten Films takes unedited family footage and whips it into a 5-to-15-minute flick. This is no cheesy montage, mind you: founder Lisa Ridd (a NYC mom who left Lehman Brothers to study filmmaking in London) expertly pairs hand-picked visuals with a moving soundtrack to create a compelling short that will evoke a lot of laughs, aw’s and tears. After a short discussion about your goals and the scope of your film, simply upload all your media files to Ridd and you can expect a rough cut three weeks later, shortly followed by a link to the final version for approval. Once she’s given the green light, Ridd produces three DVD copies as well as a file formatted for social media sharing. Prices start at $400. Popcorn not included.