I love making videos about my nieces and nephew using the iMovie app!
I’ve done mostly photo montages in the past, but this time I wanted to use more video clips.
Song selection is always super important. There are tons of lists on the internet that have the same songs over and over, but I try to go for songs that would be the most meaningful for the people I’m making it for.
For my niece Maerwyn’s video, I chose a song by Tyrone Wells because he’s one of my sister and brother-in-law’s favorite artists and they had his music playing at their wedding/reception.
Here are the children’s video montage songs I’ve used so far:
- “Safe and Sound” by Matthew West
- “Beautiful Girl, Beautiful World” by Tyrone Wells
- “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Colllins
- “Forever Young” by Andrew and Polly for the video below (they have tons of great songs that would work, like “Little Bitta You”!)
iMovie’s my favorite tool to use because you don’t have to be an editing pro to piece things together. When possible, I try to match the lyrics with what’s happening on-screen and adjust the length of time photos/clips are shown to flow with the music.
Ideally, all of the clips you use would be oriented the same way (horizontally), but for this one, I had to use what I had so it was a mix of both.
I love how it turned out!