How to Make a Video Collage in 10 minutes or less

Published on: April 08, 2021


What is a video collage?

A video collage is a fun way to display a collection of videos or images (or both!). Add some music to really bring it to life. Video collages let you portray lots of messages in a short space of time, perfect snack-able content for social media.

Why create a video collage?

Video collages allow you to show multiple video clips without needing to edit them together. They’re fun, engaging and visually interesting. They can also cut down on run time by conveying multiple messages in a short amount of time.

They’re perfect for creating mood boards, to share new ideas or top tips. To showcase a new collection or highlights from an event.

How to create a video collage

1. Create a Scribely account or login

If you haven’t already got a Scribely account, create one for free here. You can start for free or upgrade to become a Scribely Creator for just $4 a month (that’s the price of a coffee!) and create unlimited videos. 

Create your Scribely video

2. Create a new Scribe or pick a template

You can either start a new video from scratch by selecting the “Create a Scribe” button or browse our template library for a kickstart. We have 60+ easy to use video templates, covering everything from business, marketing, education, holidays and events. Our templates make it super easy to create a video in minutes.

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For video collages we recommend using the Mood Board or Travel Tips templates.

3. Give your video a name & pick a canvas size

With Scribely you can create videos automatically in the perfect dimensions for common social media platforms e.g 16:9 for YouTube or 9:16 for Instagram or Facebook Stories.

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4.Choose a background color or image

If you’re not using a template, then now’s the time to select your background, you can pick a block color or gradient. Or use an image, choose one from the image library or upload your own.

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If you are using a template you can easily swap out any of the colors, text and images to make it your own.

5.Decide on your layout

It’s time to section up your canvas, do you want a uniform pattern or a more scattered look? The grid lines in Scribely can help you arrange your elements perfectly. If you’re struggling for inspiration take a look at our templates.

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6. Add your text and images

Now for the juicy main content. Choose your images from the Scribely image library, there’s more than 8,000 images and GIFs to choose from. Or you can upload your own - Scribely will automatically draw them as long as they’re SVGs. Add text, change the fonts, color and effects. Add music or record a voice-over. Let your creativity shine.

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7. Tweak your animation timings

Rearrange the items on the timeline to choose the order your elements will animate in. Then set the animation timings for each element including the animation time, the transition time and whether you have a drawing hand or not.

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8. Download & share

Ta-da! Your video is complete, download it as an MP4 or GIF and share with the world.


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