The start of the school year is the start of a whole new chapter of exciting memories. And when you’re creating a video to remember that beginning-of-the-year rush, you want a style that has energy and flair to go with it. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite styles for back-to-school videos, ranging from playful, childlike styles for younger kids to elegant styles for those who are a bit older. Take a look:

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Back to School

It’s back to fun in a style that captures the energy and excitement of the new school year.

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Memory Box

A vintage filter lends a dreamy quality to this ethereal style, making it an ideal backdrop for the special school memories you want to revisit.

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Senior Year

Co-designed with portrait photographer Sarah Petty, this playful style captures the fun and excitement of youth and beyond.

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Autumn leaves float gently in the crisp air in a style that’s quintessentially fall — just like the start of the school year.

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Away We Go

Co-designed with Clickin Moms, an online community for female photographers, this style showcases your imagery in a vibrant and colorful way.

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Marketing video styles

Want to take your back-to-school video to the next level? Try our new marketing video storyboards or styles for professional-quality, social-media-ready videos.

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These styles work for parents or kids looking to remember their first few days of school, or for teachers amd administrators trying to find the right match for their back-to-school videos. And if you do create a first-day-of-school video, reach out on Facebook or Twitter by tagging @Animoto.