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How to Make a Happy Birthday Video Slideshow

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Jun 11, 2024• Proven solutions

Nowadays everyone loves to send and receive online birthday greetings, and they all appreciate getting something special for their Happy Birthday. So making a birthday slideshow video will be a good way to show that you truly care about him/her and do not settle for an off-the-shelf product.

Making funny birthday video slideshows is not difficult if you have the right birthday photos and happy birthday quotes and sayings. You may get photos from his friend and family, it would be a good birthday video idea if you collect all his photos on every significant stage. So, below is a guide on how to make a birthday slideshow with an easy-to-use birthday video maker - Wondershare Filmora video editor and slideshow maker.

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1 Import your birthday photos/video

First of all, launch the Filmora birthday slideshow video maker and then click New Project to create a project which you can edit anytime. (Yes, you can edit the project next year today to update your birthday slideshow). In the media library tab, you can import your prepared birthday photos and video clips into the software through the Import button. Drag & drop the birthday photos to the timeline and change their orders displayed accordingly.

 drag and drop birthday photos to timeline

2 Download and Use FREE Special Effects for Birthday Videos

Though there are some built-in titles presets, transitions, effects and elements in Filmora, to make your birthday video out of the ordinary, we recommend you to download this free Birthday Pack to use some special effects.

 Birthday Pack Visual Effects

Note: You need to visit Filmstock effects store to download this birthday pack, it is totally free. After downloading, Filmora will load it automatically and you will see the downloaded birthday effects in Titles, Transitions, and Elements tab under the category Special Event.

3 Express Birthday Wishes with Words

There are some famous birthday quotes that you can write it in the birthday card while with a birthday slideshow, you can express more birthday wishes by adding subtitles and texts to the slideshow video. There are some excellent title templates for birthday event, you can choose one based on your situation.

 drag and drop birthday photos to timeline

4 Add transition or motion effect for birthday photo slideshow

There are many transition presets in the Transition Library by default. Select the target transition and right click on it, here you can choose to apply the transition to selected clips or apply it randomly. What's more, you can change the duration of the transition, as well as the transition modes. Filmora also allows you to apply one transition to all clips by one click, which saving much time.

 birthday slideshow  - add transition

The Ken-Burns (Pan/Zoom) effects bring your still image to life, and like a real movie, animated enough to get more fun from birthday photos. You could also custom your own motion to focus on special spot on the birthday photo, say the bithday cake. To do so, right click on photos and select "Crop & Zoom" first and then switch to Pan & Zoom to set up the start point and end point.

 birthday slideshow  - add transition

5 Add Music or Voiceover to birthday slideshow

Creating a birthday photo slideshow with music will captivate your audience more easily. You are recommended to make a birthday photo slideshow by adding traditional birthday songs. We have prepared an article about Best 10 Birthday Songs for Birthday Slideshows or Videos.

The best part of using Filmora to create a birthday slideshow is that you can add your own music to the video slideshow, or you can use the built in music in Audio Library directly with no need to looking for somewhere else. Besides the built in music tracks, you can also click the Filmstock icon to find out more royalty free music in Filmstock.

 happy birthday music songs

Besides adding background music to slideshow, you can also add your voiceover to express your wishes in Filmora. Just click the Record menu and then choose Record Voiceover to start. Press the Microphone icon to start the recording and click OK to end. The recorded voiceover will be inserted in the audio track directly and also be imported to the media library.

 Record happy birthday wishes

6 Export a birthday slideshow video or burn DVD

After previewing the birthday slideshow video, you can then save it to different formats or burn it to DVD or share it on social media platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo directly. Filmora can save your birthday slideshow in MOV, MP4, MKV, WMV, F4V, GIF etc formats. If you want to share videos on mobile formats, Filmora can save the video in fomrats which suit your devices perfectly. If you want to burn your birthday slideshow onto DVD, SVCD, VCD Disc, then it is necessary to configure a personalized menu. After switching to Export tab, you could find DVD menu templates on the right.

 Birthday Slideshow Export

That’s the steps about how to make a slideshow with Filmora. You see, all you need to do basically is importing photos to it, add titles and transitions, add some background music and export the birthday slideshow video. With the assistance of the totally free Birthday Effect Pack, you can make the birthday slideshow more unique. Below is a video about how Filmora helps creators to share their ideas, watch it and download Filmora to try. If you think this article is helpful, please do share it with your friends and family members.

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