A Youtube compilation is a fun montage video assembled from the best parts of other videos. Compilations can be of sports highlights, fail videos, Vines, or anything else. Each clip adds to the total of the compilation and makes sense with the other clips.

Check out this Youtube channel made up entirely of compilation videos.

Check out this very short example compilation I made of Celebrity Autocomplete videos:

In this article I will show you how to create a Youtube compilation video from start to finish in 3 steps:

  1. Collect your clips
  2. Edit your compilation
  3. Finish and share

Step 1: Collect your clips

Think about the theme of your compilation to find videos. Do you want it to just be interviews with a celebrity? Or also clips of their acting? Do you want your music video compilation to only have the chorus? Or connect through a specific visual?

You can use as many or as few as you like. To keep track of your videos you can keep their tabs open or write down a list of links.


Step 2: Edit your compilation

Upload the videos to the Kapwing video montage maker. You can copy and paste the links directly so you don’t have to download anything from Youtube. Once your clips are done uploading click Trim to trim them to the part you want in your compilation. You can choose the dimensions of the video using the Aspect Ratio buttons on the left side of the screen. Reorder the clips as you see fit.


Step 3: Finish and share your compilation

When you feel like your compilation is done, click Export Video! You can share the Kapwing link to your video or download the video to your device and share the file via text, email, or social media. Follow these instructions to download on an iPhone.

Share your work with us by tagging us Instagram or Twitter @kapwingapp, we would love to see it! Let us know if you have any thoughts or feedback on this tutorial in the comments.