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Make a Graduation Slideshow Video

Easily combine your photos and video clips with music to create a memorable graduation video. No video editing experience necessary.

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Turn a graduation into a celebration with video

Create a slideshow for a graduation party or show a loved one how proud you are of their accomplishments. Animoto's graduation video maker lets you easily create videos and slideshows to honor your grad's major milestone.

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Graduation slideshows for any age

Pre-k Graduation

Make a preschool or kindergarten graduation slideshow for your little one. Then watch your tiny grad get excited when they realize they're the star of their own video.

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High School Graduation

Relive treasured memories with your child and let them know how much you care. Create a slideshow using your favorite photos and videos.

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College Graduation

Graduating from a college or university is a major accomplishment. Celebrate it with a slideshow video that tells your grad you're proud of all they've done.

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Tips for creating a graduation video

  1. Tell your story in orderAny good story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Approach your video like a story! Tell events in order. Show childhood photos up to the present. You can also break down your video based on themes. Cover academies, of course, along with hobbies and interests.
  2. Bring school colors into your videoShow school spirit by adding school colors to the backgrounds or text of your video. Animoto lets you customize colors, fonts, and text styles, so you can pick out colors that match your graduation decorations.
  3. Add music that matches your toneThe right song can help create the mood you want for your video. If you’re making a video from parents to their child, try for a sweet instrumental track. Or if you’re creating a video to celebrate, look for a high-energy song that’ll fit the mood. Test out Animoto’s music filters to find licensed music you’ll love or upload your own music track to your video.

3 easy graduation video ideas

  1. Create a graduation slideshow videoMake a beautiful slideshow you can share with friends and family at a graduation party. Focus on your grad’s personality. Include photos and video clips of hobbies and accomplishments. Then add text to help tell your grad’s story and say how proud you are of them. If you’ve got a lot of photos, consider using a photo collage to keep the video’s runtime down, while still including all the images you want.
  2. Wishing graduating seniors good luckIf you’re a high school or university, wish graduating seniors good luck with a video you share on social or present at the graduation ceremony itself. Include photos of big senior events, like the prom or homecoming, to remind the graduating class of all the memorable moments they experienced at your school.
  3. Use school pictures to tell a storyGrab school photos from pre-K up through high school or college graduation to show how much your grad has grown. Check your social media accounts for recent photos and scan in older photos, or even take pictures of them on your smartphone.

Show and share your graduation slideshow video

  1. Watch your video at a graduation partyIf you want to present your graduation slideshow at a celebration, there are several methods you can try. Burn your videos onto a DVD, upload it to a USB drive, or use Chromecast or Airplay to send your video right from your phone or computer. Find out more about how you can get your slideshow ready to watch on a TV or projector on our blog.
  2. Share it on socialLet the grads in your life know you care with a heartfelt or fun-loving video that you share with them on social media. Post a quick video to your college, university, or high school social media accounts to share the excitement of graduation day and congratulate the graduating class. Create a Facebook and Instagram-friendly square video to make sure it stands out more in newsfeeds. Creating a video for just one special grad? Share it on social to help friends and family feel a part of the graduation, even if they’re far away.
  3. Send it as an emailReach your graduate wherever they are. Ship your video right to them by emailing a link to your video. Then, your recipient will be able to watch their video gift again and again whenever they want.

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How to make a graduation video in 4 easy steps

  1. Choose a template or start from scratch
  2. Upload your photos and video clips
  3. Personalize your graduation video by changing colors, text, and music
  4. Produce and share your video on social media, via email, or showcase it at a graduation celebration

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