The Ultimate School Video Guide

Create the best surprise school video that everyone will love. Whether you're celebrating a high school graduation or a teacher appreciation, gift them a beautiful surprise video montage.


A student tell their teacher that they're the best in a VidDay

Here at VidDay, we love helping people celebrate anything school-related. So we've created this handy ultimate school video guide to help you make the best surprise school video with no editing skills required. So now it's easy for anyone to create a beautiful school group video to capture all those special memories. This ultimate school video guide has everything you need to celebrate a fantastic school video.

Let's get started on how you can make a school video with VidDay.

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How to Make a School Video in 3 Easy Steps with VidDay


A look inside the VidDay app for school videos

Invite Friends, Teachers, and Classmates


It's time to get inviting. After you've set up your account and created an event page, it's time to celebrate and get started! Send an invitation to friends, teachers, classmates, and anyone else who wants to get in on the celebration.


Invite as many people as you wish — the more, the more exciting your video will be.


A look inside the VidDay app for school videos

Receive Videos Clips and Photos


All of the video clips and pictures are collected in your VidDay account for you. You can see everything on your School Video Event Page.


Here is where you can drag and drop the photos and videos in any order you want. You can also add in-text cards, choose your themes, background music, and edit any pictures or videos you want.


Don't worry, no editing skills are required, and you can edit as much or as little as you want.


Friends saying congrats to a recent graduate.

Share the Surprise!


It's time for us to work our magic.


VidDay will create your fantastic school video. Once you're ready, send the surprise video to the lucky recipient or recipients. You can share the video during their graduation party when all of their loved ones are there to watch it together.


You can share your VidDay School Video via email — copy and paste the link and send it to them and all of their friends, teachers, and classmates. And don't forget to share the video on social media tagging everyone who participated and us too!


We love seeing people's reactions. Send us a video clip of their reaction to reactions@vidday.com — it's what we love the most about our job!


See how to share your VidDay here.



School Video Ideas



Hip Hip Hooray to the Graduate!


Have friends, family, and classmates join in on giving a big hats off to their graduation day!


Not only have they graduated from high school, college, or university, but they have graduated into adulthood. Gather their friends and family together to wish them the best things for their future to come.


Give that special graduate any life advice or tips and tricks on how to navigate their new world! But most of all, send a big congratulations to the graduate.



Teacher Appreciation


Recognize the dedicated educators that have helped impact your life or your child's life.


Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to create a beautiful video montage of all their students telling them how much they mean to them.


Let their students tell their teacher the most significant impacts that they've had on them this year. Or have them telling funny stories or that same line that the teacher constantly repeated that year.


It's easy to get all the students to submit a fun video of themselves. Plus, the teacher's reaction will be priceless.


Make them feel so appreciated during Teacher Appreciation Week.


Time Capsule


Make a time capsule for a fun end-of-the-year activity with your students — something fun to help to get you through the last couple of weeks of school.


You can individually film each one of your students, asking them what they want to be when they grow up or where does the student see themselves when they are 30 years old. You can collect all their responses and put them into a beautiful video montage. Then give it to their parents to share with them in the future.


When the student is older, they can see what they and their friends were thinking about when they were younger. It's a beautiful way to create a new version of a time capsule.



Tips on How to Make a School Video


A look inside the VidDay app, making a school video gift.

Plan it Out


Before you begin, think about how you'll want to organize your video.


Will the videos and photos be chronological, starting from when the school year first began? Or from when they first entered college or university? Or do you want to show their progression from kindergarten until now?


You're able to do it all with our drag and drop video editors on your VidDay Event Page. Think of the flow that you want to create and drag and drop away!


Edit Your Video


Make sure your submissions are the right length.

  • Is there dead air?

  • Is there space left at the end?

Don't worry — you can trim off the excess in our video editor. Or, if you want, we can take care of that for you! Just let us know.


We recommend breaking up your videos with pictures. For a two-minute video, we recommend adding in three photos before or after. It's not a hard rule, just something we like, but get creative and see what you want.


Choose a Cover Photo


Select a fantastic photo for a cover photo, which can be a picture of the school itself or of the person you're celebrating.


This photo is shown in all of your in your submissions requests. It helps to add a personal touch for those you want to participate. If you can't find enough images on your own, ask your friends, teachers, or classmates to upload their favorite photos of that special someone.



School Video Editing Tips & Tricks


A student creating their VidDay for their teacher on their mobile phone

Personalize Your School Video


VidDay gives you a choice of many beautiful themes. You can choose any theme that matches the school's colors or the person(s) that you're celebrating taste and personality — add in some text cards to make a smooth progression.


Add bright colors and a fun theme for that free-spirited kind of video, or keep it more neutral for a more elegant feel for the more serious type of video.


Give your video the pizzazz it deserves — from our most popular Collage Theme to our Watercolor theme. There are many to choose from that will fit everyone's tastes.

Check out our themes here.


Photo and Video Editors


All of your photos and video clips will be stored in your VidDay School Video Event Page. From here, you can edit and adjust these photos and video clips with our VidDay editor.


You can edit extra time off a video, flip and rotate or leave them just the way they are. Make your School Video gift a little more special by choosing filters for photos and crop them how you see fit.


Check our how-to guide on making beautiful photos with our photo editor here.


Choose the Best Music


Pick a tune that strikes the right mood. Whether you want a feel-good kind of theme or some classic charm, our music library allows you to choose any background music that suits your school video.



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