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  1. Select an eye-catching template.

    Vimeo Create’s free video slideshow maker makes it easy to create high-impact slideshow videos and animated slideshows that keep your audience engaged. With our library of professionally created templates, anyone can create a professional slideshow video.
  2. Choose from our unlimited stock library.
    Make a slideshow with video clips or graphics you upload or choose from our unlimited collection of stock images to achieve your desired look and feel. 
  3. Edit your video slideshow.
    With Vimeo’s quick slideshow creator, you can easily add text, captions, subtitles, and descriptions to enhance your video’s accessibility and strengthen your messaging.
  4. Save and share your slideshow video.
    Whether you’re creating an animated slideshow, a video slideshow with music, or a family slideshow, Vimeo’s video slideshow generator streamlines the entire process. Once you’re done, you can easily save and download or share your video to social media using Vimeo’s built-in distribution tools.

Make a striking slideshow with video clips.

Slideshow videos can be powerful storytelling tools. These expert tips and best practices will help you create a professional-looking slideshow that engages your audience. 

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Keep slideshow videos short.

Whether you’re creating a slideshow video to share with friends or a slideshow ad for Facebook or Instagram, a slideshow should contain short video clips. Short and concise video clips are best for keeping your audience’s attention, particularly if there’s a lot of other content to accompany your slideshow, such as an oral presentation or other written content. For a longer slideshow that contains a mix of photos and video clips, aim to keep each video clip at 20 seconds or less and screen each photo for three to five seconds. Create a storyboard to plan your slideshow video.

To make a slideshow with video clips, your images, clips, and other content should all work together to tell a compelling story. If you’re making a video slideshow with music, you’ll also want to ensure that your video clips and still photos match the beat and underlying feeling of the music. 

When you’re working with multiple images and video clips, however, it’s not always easy to visualize how well it all flows together. A storyboard can be a helpful tool to plan your video and choose the right elements.

Create a storyboard or outline to plan out your content and develop a logical order for presenting each video clip, photo, and text. Then, use Vimeo’s slideshow editor to add all your video clips, images, and other elements, add text, customize colors and fonts, and fine-tune your project to create a professional slideshow that flows seamlessly and tells a compelling story. You can share your slideshow online to your preferred social media channels with our built-in distribution tools or save it to share or embed it on the platform of your choice.  

Add text to videos and images to convey your message clearly.

Use a slideshow video maker with text features (like Vimeo Create) to enhance your images and videos with captions and other text to highlight important points or reinforce your key messages. If you’re creating an animated slideshow for social media, keep in mind that many users browse social media with their sound off, so they won’t hear your voiceovers, music, or other audio unless they turn their sound on. To motivate them to hit the unmute button, you need to really capture their attention and spark their interest within the first few seconds, so make your slideshow introduction count with a captivating hook that they just can’t resist.

Slideshow video frequently asked questions.

  • How do I make a video slideshow online?
    • Vimeo’s free video slideshow maker makes it easy to create a slideshow online with guided templates that help you create unique and engaging video clips quickly by answering a few simple questions. You can adjust the ratio and orientation, add text captions and subtitles, customize the look and feel of your video clips, and more. Wrap up your slideshow with a compelling call-to-action or a poignant outro.
  • How many photos and videos do I need to make a video slideshow?
    • The number of photos, graphics, and video clips you need to make a video slideshow depends on how long you want your slideshow to be. For example, a five-minute slideshow could contain 48 to 60 still images and three video clips up to 20 seconds in length with three to five seconds between each transition for your still slides.
  • How do I make a slideshow of pictures and videos?
    • Making a slideshow with video clips and still images is easy with Vimeo’s free slideshow editor. Start with a professionally designed template and customize it by uploading your own photos and video clips or choosing from our extensive stock library. With intuitive editing tools, Vimeo’s video slideshow maker allows anyone to make their own simple slideshow or create a professional slideshow in minutes — no professional design experience required.

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