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Is someone’s birthday coming up and you’re out of gift ideas? Well, keep your chin up, because we are going to tell you how to create a one-of-a-kind birthday present. Forget all those trite and soulless gifts and surprise your friend or relative with a personalised birthday video.
A Happy Birthday slideshow is a cool way to show your friend or family member your love and appreciation and also let them relive the good old days. Don’t know how to create a birthday video? No worries, we’ll show you 3 ways to make this awesome DIY gift.
Create a Happy Birthday Video on Your PC
If you prefer desktop software, then direct your attention to SmartSHOW 3D. This happy birthday video maker is jam-packed with effects and templates, which makes this program the perfect tool for your task. Let’s see how you can make a festive birthday video card with it.
First, you’ll need to decide whether you are going to make a slideshow from scratch (as in come up with your own animations, transitions, and effects), or you are going to use the software’s many themed templates.
Once you choose your type of project, fill your slideshow with the celebrant’s pictures. These can be formal restrained pictures, or you can go with goofy and hilarious shots – it all depends on the mood of your video. After that, you need to pick the soundtrack. You have the option to use a tune of your own choice or use a track from SmartSHOW 3D’s built-in library – with 200+ tracks at your disposal you are sure to find something to your taste.
The next step is to embellish your video with effects. You can use various animations, 3D collages, transitions, or nature effects. There are over 400 effects you can choose from, all awesome-looking and easy to apply. Then, make sure to add heartfelt wishes for the birthday boy or girl. You can decorate your video with all kinds of texts – simple, animated, glowing, and whatnot.
Once your video gift is complete, you can either save it as a video for TV to show it at the party or as a video for the Internet to post on the celebrant’s social media page. You can even burn the video to DVD and wrap it nicely. And there you go – you have an unforgettable and highly personal birthday gift for your loved one.
Make a Birthday Video Card on Your Mobile Device
Would rather do everything with your phone? There’s a solution for you, too. Use iMovie to design a cool birthday video presentation. After you install and run this app, you’ll have to choose whether you’ll be using pre-designed themes (Trailers) or you are going to create a project of your own (Movies). Once you decide, fill your project with pictures and video clips of the happy celebrant. Just tap whatever pictures and video from your phone or tablet you want to add, then tap Create a Movie/Trailer. If you use many video clips, you can go with this app to edit them with just a few more taps.
Once your media files have all been arranged and edited if necessary, it’s time to add the soundtrack. You can either go with a song from your phone or pick a tune from the app’s collection. After that, you can preview your Happy Birthday video and share it with your loved one.
Create a Happy Birthday Slideshow Online
If you don’t want to clog your PC’s or your phone’s memory with new apps, then how about creating a Happy Birthday slideshow online? Animoto, a popular online birthday movie maker can easily help you with that.
This is what you need to do. Go to its website and choose a birthday slideshow template. You can also opt to make a project from scratch. Then, cull some of the best pictures of your friend or relative and add them to the project. Choose the soundtrack for your video greeting card.
Next, add a bit of personal touch by inserting wishes, quotes, or jokes. And finally, when you are satisfied with your creation, share it with the birthday girl or boy or post it on your socials for everybody to enjoy.
Now that you know 3 easy ways on how to make a birthday video, it’s time to get busy. It will only take you a handful of lively pictures, an upbeat tune, and a few minutes of your time to create a beautiful and really thoughtful birthday gift your loved one won’t soon forget.