WPTV Blog video suggestions: Featured WordCamp

For next week (Tuesday June 21th) we are going to publish our next “Featured on WPTV” post on blog.wordpress.tv. and our theme for this post is Featured WordCamp – videos selected from a recent WordCamp (last 30 days) with user and/or dev focused videos.

Have you noticed any recent videos that show off a great recent WordCamp and has both good audio quality, and slides are clearly visible or edited in? Please post here in the comments, thanks! 🙂

WPTV Blog: Post video interviews from various YouTube channels of community members

At Mods Team we are all working hard on editing, reviewing and posting the content from various WordCamps and WordPress Related Events. Making a video interviews for WPTV is a really great idea by @jwparky, thank you John for all your help and effort you put in 😉 and to all the people showing up in our Slack #wptv channel. In any case, it takes a lot of time and for now only John is interested in making it real (of course with our support 😀).

I have this idea, started in our todays mod chat meeting, about searching for the already existent content and people in the community who already producing great video interviews, there are already several.

Why just not take all the great video content, already produced by people from the community, and make our WPTV blog a central platform of all the videos about WordPress? (Making sure they meets your video guidelines.)

We can follow some channels with our YouTube account and stay up to date on all the new materials coming online.

Some channels to consider (in my opinion):

I think reposting only the videos from WPTV, hand picked by us, is not enough, and we can take more advantage of the WPTV blog, which was completely dormant since some years, and transform it in a wider platform.

Let’s bring all the forces together and everybody wins 😉 📺

Please, I need your feedback on this idea

#blog-posts, #content, #interviews, #youtube

WPTV Team Chat Notes – 6/9/2016

This week’s modchat was a short one that turned into a long one! Here are the agenda items we discussed:

  • 1. Incoming WordCamp videos – We have nothing incoming at the moment, but many recent camps that have not submitted, as well as upcoming camps (4 this weekend!) so this is bound to change soon
  • 2. Post Production/Publishing – We are also all caught up on videos pending publication.
  • 3. Outreach – Nothing to report this week
  • 4. WPTV Blog – We published our first “Featured on WordPress.tv” post on the wptv blog, which you can see here. This post is also shared on the Planet WordPress feed, and that helped us to generate a good bit of traffic. There is a post here asking for suggestions for next week’s post, which is featuring dev-focused video. If you have a suggestion be sure to leave a comment there!

Open floor – after clearing the agenda items, we also discussed the following:

  • @tashan has been having a bit of trouble in loading WordCamp Miami videos to our YT channel. If you are a manager on that channel, you can help out by grabbing a video off the list here and uploading it to YT.
  • @xtraboy shared @marbio‘s script for downloading media files from WordPress RSS feeds. May be an interesting way to get videos uploaded to YT automatically, if we opt to go that route still: https://github.com/cobyan/wordpress-feed-attachment-download
  • We had a good discussion around our plans for putting video interviews on the wptv blog, and using some existing content that @xtraboy pointed out on YT. @brashrebel also volunteered video from his vodcast as well, which meets our video guidelines and is also ready to share.

Full transcript of the meeting: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/wptv/p1465491683000022

Want to join our meeting next week? See the blue box at the top of this site to see when our next meeting is!

#modchat_notes

WPTV Blog: Wrap up post for June 14th

For next week (Tuesday June 14th) we are going to publish our next “Featured on WPTV” post on blog.wordpress.tv. The idea of this P2 post is for us all to comment here with suggestions for videos we’d like to feature on our blog, with each week being focused on a pre-set topic. For this upcoming week, our blog post will feature:

Dev-focused WordCamp videos – recent submissions (or older but still relevant videos) that benefit WordPress developers.

Have you noticed any recent videos that would benefit devs (as opposed to users) that has both good audio quality, and slides are clearly visible or edited in? Please post here in the comments and bring it to my attention. 🙂

WPTV Team Chat Notes – 6/2

We’ve been trying a new structure for our weekly meetings, with the following structure – and an “open floor” at the end to bring up whatever else is on our minds:

  • 1. Incoming WordCamp videos – What is our current status, what are we expecting soon
  • 2. Post Production/Publishing – What videos do we have that need post production work. Are there pending videos in WPTV that need out help in publishing? How can the team help?
  • 3. Outreach – Camps we’ve heard from, camps we may want to reach out to
  • 4. WPTV Blog – What have we posted recently, what are we planning to post

With those points in mind, here is what we discussed this week:

  • 1. Incoming WordCamp videos – No incoming videos at the moment, but we have a few camps that just wrapped up, and lots of camps in the next few weeks, so that is bound to change
  • 2. Post Production/Publishing – We have a few WC London videos that need to be moved from S3 to WPTV. Spreadsheet is here so feel free to claim one! These do not need any post production (maybe title slides at most) so should be easy to handle. We are also going to look into what it takes to add a YT upload form to the WPTV P2, based on @roseapple‘s proposal here: https://make.wordpress.org/tv/2016/05/26/youtube-proposal/
  • 3. Outreach – We are going to start reaching out to video coordinators the week before the camp is going to be held, inviting them to our Slack channel to answer any questions we have, and get a dialogue started in our public channel. @roseapple is going to handle the actual pinging, as he handles shipping out cameras, and already knows who to ping
  • 4. WPTV Blog – We are ready to start publishing weekly wrap-up posts to our WPTV blog. Your suggestions for next weeks post can be added here. @jwparky will also be working on regular interview posts TBA.

Want to join our meeting next week? See the blue box at the top of the page to see when our next meeting is!

#modchat_notes

WPTV Blog: Wrap up post for June 7

For next week (Tuesday June 7th) we are going to publish our first WPTV wrapup post. The idea of this post is for us all to comment here with suggestions for videos we’d like to feature on our blog, with each week being focused on a pre-set topic. For this upcoming week, our blog post will feature:

User-focused WordCamp videos – recent submissions (or older but still relevant videos) that benefit WordPress users.

Have you noticed any recent videos that would benefit users (as opposed to devs) that has both good audio quality, and slides are clearly visible or edited in? Please post here in the comments and bring it to my attention. 🙂

WordPress TV Interviews

Here is what I was thinking as far as a format for video interviews.

Prior to doing any interviews, have a list of potential guests and ask team members for suggestions for questions.

Research upcoming guest.

Plan questions with guest beforehand.

After starting interview – lead in –
Welcome to WordPress TV Interview Series (??)
My name is *****
Our guest today is super-duper excited to be here

Hello to guest and ask for some background info for audience.

Ask about current projects if applicable.

Talk about recent WordCamp activity and WordPress TV videos.

Ask guest about their use or recommendation of WordPress TV.

VIDEO

2 intro panels – 1) WordPress TV Interviews 2) With Guest ******
Record entire video and crop as necessary
1 outro panel

Thoughts on length of video? 5 to 10 minutes? 10 to 15 minutes?

#interviews, #wordcamp, #wordpress-tv

WPTV Blog video roundup topics

For our weekly video roundup posts, which will be published on the WPTV blog, I wanted to suggest the following loose editorial “calendar” to provide some structure to our posts.

  • Week 1: User-focused WordCamp videos – recent submissions (or older but still relevant videos) that benefit WordPress users.
  • Week 2: Dev-focused WordCamp videos – recent submissions (or older but still relevant videos) that benefit WordPress users.
  • Week 3: Featured WordCamp – videos selected from a recent WordCamp (last 30 days) with user and/or dev focused videos.
  • Week 4: Most watched this month – Looking back over the last 30 days, what are some of the most watched videos on WordPress.tv
  • Week 5: Blast from the past – There are not many months with 5 weeks in them, but it does sometimes happen. For those special occasions, a look back at the history of WordPress (from our archives) might be an interesting break from our usual posting activities.

We would repeat that calendar every month, and to kick things off I will post on this P2 at the beginning of the week (and restate the focus of that week’s post) and we can all leave suggestions on the comments for videos we’d like to see on that outgoing post. I will collect those comments, and write the post on the WPTV blog to go out the following week.

Some other details:

  • Number of videos per blog post: 2-3
  • Feature one non-english video per week if possible
  • All videos featured must have clear audio and video (good technical quality) and slides should be visible (or edited into) the presentation.

Any other thoughts or ideas you have about these “best of” posts? Nothing is written in stone, those are just some ideas I had. If you have any thoughts please leave them in the comments!

YouTube Proposal

Use YouTube as the main video point for uploading, modding, editing and subtitling.

Have all WordCamps upload edited video directly to the YouTube channel (not WordPress.TV)

Advantages:
“Submit” page or even direct uploads to the Media Library will not be necessary.
No more files size limitation for videos
No added expense of transcoding videos on AWS to reduce file size
Easier user friendly upload page.
Can be connected to Twitter account.
Easy access worldwide.
Mobile ready.
Subtitling built in.
Much more flexibility in who can be a mod since they will not need access to .com

Process:
Camp video coordinator uploads all edited videos to YouTube channel in “private” mode.
Moderator (Manager) then mods the videos as per guideline already established.
Moderator (Manager) edits the videos (with the YouTube editor) correcting or deleting any problem issues like logos, language, sound etc.
Moderator (Manager) approves video, places in a”playlist” and makes the video “public”.
Video uploaded to WordPress.tv from YouTube (may be able to make this automatic easier than the reverse)

Barriers:
Upload page for camp video coordinator to use.

Solution:
Develop the “upload sample code” for use by video coordinator to upload camp videos.
https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/code_samples/javascript#upload_video

I can get this code to work on my localhost environment but have not tried it on a website yet.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7vZZ_Y0hhA3T3M4dnV3RXZqcm8/view?usp=sharing
Ignore the indicator in the middle that was me not min the recorder.

Unedited videos will still need to be handled by the AWS S3 account and edited as before.
The editor can then submit the completed video to YouTube.

#youtube

Video Examples

I have 2 demo videos for review. I purchased an app to record FaceTime and Skype calls. Please review and leave comments. I just started using the app so I haven’t found all of the settings. The videos are 720P, just a couple of minutes in length.

Skype Call

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B16bUDTMU_5UUEpYdWpwLWMzcm8

FaceTime Call

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B16bUDTMU_5URXBvVngzbnhSOFk

#video