Message In A Clip.

As promised in the previous activity we are going to take our Santa Memoji even further with this video message in Clips.

Here is a quick recap (skip this intro if you want to or go back and read the full posts). With the Animoji function we created a Santa Memoji and then transformed that into a card by using Keynote. The important takeaway from that post was to change the slide size to square. This will help you fit your message in Clips. Last but not least we exported the images to the Photo Library and that is where we will pick it up for this activity.

Adding Live Titles makes the message accessible to all. Creativity shouldn't be limited.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open Clips and tap on the box in the upper left hand corner.

After that, tap on the plus sign to start a new project.

The first step for our message is an introduction. For this tap on Poster and select a graphic that resonates with you.

Once you have found something you love, double tap on the text to write a personal message.

When you are done, it’s time to record this. I usually record for about three to four seconds. Learn more about shooting video with the Everyone Can Create Video guide. You can find this at the bottom of this post.

Now go ahead and tap on the big red button to record.

For the next part of the activity we are recording subtitles on top of our images.

Tap on Library and select the image you need. No worries if your images are not in the correct order, we can change this afterwards by rearranging the video blocks below in the timeline.

Once your image is in, tap on the speech bubble. This is the Live Titles section.

Now select a title that fits with your image. Confirm by tapping on the X.

Tap on the red recording button and start talking.

Not all the words might have gotten on correctly, so tap on the video clip and tap on the Live Titles button. This will reveal your text.

Tap in the text to edit it.

TIP: This is not a text editor. You cannot paste a whole story after your recording, unless you recorded several seconds after you stopped talking.

Repeat the previous step for all your remaining images.

Then reorganize your video clips if necessary.

TIP: Think about a final message or outro.

Before exporting you might want to add some music to it. To do this, tap on the music note at the upper right hand corner.

Select a song and apply it.

Preview your video.

TIP: Do a final check on the audio by tapping on all the clips and making sure that they are muted.

When you are satisfied with the end result, tap on the share button at the bottom right corner and select Save Video.

Going Further.

You can take your video even further by importing it in iMovie and adding all kinds of titles, effects, and more.

For me, I’m going to leave it at this point. I’ve gotten three fun activities out the the Memoji already.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:


Everyone Can Create: Video

Everyone Can Create: Teacher Guide

Short Film in Clips


Have fun!