Updated: Feb 17
Making a video montage as a gift for birthdays, weddings, retirements or anniversaries can be an overwhelming task. This amazing gift idea is usually avoided since people don’t have the time or patience to learn how to use a complicated video making app to edit a bunch of unorganized videos and photos.
Luckily, times have changed...
What was once an impossible gift for many is now available to everyone. All you need is a phone, tablet or computer. No app download and editing skills needed!
Watch this short video explaining how Vidday makes it easy for everyone to make a video montage as a gift:
We're proud to have developed a new video gift maker that allows everyone and anyone (no matter their technical skills) to make an unforgettable, hilarious and often heartwarming video montage made with friends and family.
VidDay’s video montage maker is more than just turning photos into a video slideshow. We encourage people to submit video messages to elevate the gifting experience. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is surely worth a million. Overall, a surprise video montage is a sincere and fun way to show love and appreciation, all the while creating a memorable keepsake.
I 'll share with you how you can quickly make a video montage with lots of video clips and photos using Vidday’s video montage maker.
Setup a Private Event Page
Upload Videos and Photos
Invite Friends and Family to Join
Publish the Video
Step 1: Setup a Private Event Page
Answer three simple questions to setup a private event page to collect videos and photos from friends and family.
What is the special occasion?
Other (Baby shower, Surprise the groom, Surprise the bride, New baby, Engagement, Graduation, Farewell, Celebration of life... the list goes on.)
Who is the video for?
Simply enter the first and last name of the recipient. Is there more than one recipient? No problem! You can add as many recipients as you need to.
When is the deadline for submissions?
Select a date and time to set a deadline for friends and family to submit their videos.
Voila, the private event page is ready! There are two different views of the event page — the creator view and the contributor view.
As the creator, you can watch and edit the videos and photos submitted. You also have the power to edit the event details and extend the video deadline as you please. As a contributor, you can only submit a video or photo. But, in case they're curious, contributors can see who else has submitted a video since there's a list of names of other contributors on the page.
Step 2: Upload Videos and Photos
Let the fun begin! Start uploading fun photos of the recipient(s). Once a photo has been uploaded, it'll be used as the profile photo so that contributors are greeted with a familiar face when visiting the event page. Then, record or upload your personal video message. Not ready to record a video yet? That's okay, you can move on to step 3.
Step 3: Invite Friends and Family to Join
Time to invite people by sharing the event page link by email, text message, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or however else works best for you.
Invited people will be able to easily record or upload their video messages and pictures by clicking the event link.
All submitted video clips and photos are gathered into one event gallery where the creator can easily arrange in any order of preference. We suggest distributing photos evenly between video clips and hand-picking what the last video clip in the montage should be.
Step 4: Publish!
Click the 'publish video' button when all the video and photo submissions are in. Then, go do something else and enjoy life! You can kick back and relax because there's nothing else to worry about. VidDay makes the video for you!
We add the human touch by personally reviewing the videos and photos to make sure they're all good. The videos and photos are placed into a beautiful and professional video montage with music and transitions. Once the final video has gone through our quality control team (we like to call them ninjas), you will receive an email that your video gift is ready to view, share and download.
VidDay's video maker app provides an easy way to make a video montage to give as a gift. Get started today on an unforgettable gift for any special occasion.
Happy video making, friends!