3 Year End Recap Video Ideas to Spark Inspiration

Megan O'Neill


The end of the year is just around the corner, and here at Animoto we’re all about saying goodbye to one year and hello to the next with video. An end-of-year recap video is a great way to revisit everything that’s happened over the past year and to get excited about what’s in store for the coming year.

We’ve put together a few recap video examples to inspire you. Check ‘em out and then try documenting the year for yourself!

A business year in review

Video can be a great way for businesses to look back on all that happened over the past year—to share the milestones with customers as well as relive fun team events.

We've added some brand new video templates to make it easy to share your memories. The first is the Company Year In Review template.

You can also share milestones by month with the Our Company's Year template. Check out how we recapped 2020 using this simple template.

Find out more about how to use these templates in our article on how to make a year in review video.

A family’s year in review

Video can also be a wonderful way to capture all of your family memories to share with friends and family, as well as to look back on for years to come. Animoto customer Clare Darling created this video to share with friends and family on Facebook. The mix of photos and video clips really brings her year to life. The video below was created using the Expert How To template found in our storyboard selector.

We've also got a template to make it easy for you to create your own year in review video for your family. It's our This Year's Moments template and you can check it out below.

A holiday greeting and recap from Carrie Green

Carrie Green, founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, adds a personal touch to her look back with footage of herself talking to her audience on camera, paired with photos and video clips from throughout the year.

Have you created an end-of-year recap video? We’d love to see it! Share your videos with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Use the hashtag #MadeWithAnimoto to be sure we'll see it!