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Tuesday Tips: How To Make The Perfect Birthday Video


It’s Tuesday and you know what that means – it’s time for another edition of Tuesday Tips! This week we introduced our “Happy Birthday!” editing style so we thought it would be fitting to share some tips for making an awesome birthday video.

The “Happy Birthday!” editing style is perfect for creating a birthday video greeting for friend or family member. As a Premium editing style, it’s available only to our Premium users. Click here to find out how to get it if you aren’t a Premium user yet.

The “Happy Birthday!” editing style will add all the colorful bells and whistles to your video to give it a fun, celebratory vibe, but you’ll provide the real magic with the photos and videos that you upload. To make your birthday movie, simply select photos and videos, choose the “Happy Birthday!” style and select a birthday song from our library (or upload your own!) and give your movie a title. Magisto will edit your movie together for you, automatically. It’s perfect for making movies for friends, family – even dogs!

When you’re creating your movie, here are a few ideas to keep in mind:

  • If you’re making a video for someone older, uploading old photos and videos can add a nice touch to your finished movie. Birthdays are a celebration of being a year older so they’re the perfect time to take a look back at the old days!
  • Sing happy birthday to the camera, share a spoken birthday greeting or hold up a sign with a written greeting to add a personal touch to your movie.
  • If there’s a special song you know the person you’re making the movie for loves you can upload it for your soundtrack instead of using music from our library (though we think you’ll like what you find there!).
  • Use the title to add a personalized Happy Birthday message to your movie.

Check out some of the fun movies that have been created with the Birthday style so far below. We’d love to see the great movies you create with the new editing style. To share a birthday video with us, just include the hashtag #birthday in the title and it will automatically be added to our public Birthday album. We’ll feature some of our faves!

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