I’ve been working on my outline for the workshop and this is what I have so far. There will be some work for the participants before the workshop but I will have some pretty good instructions for them soon.
So far this is the outline of what I plan to cover:
Introduction to the challenges of using video content
Explanation of triggered behaviors from the video timeline and examples of use online
Attendees will learn how to deal with unexpected user interactions with the video timeline and
how to handle start/end times for behaviors and cases where only start times are provided
We will discuss possible uses of these new tricks to increase user engagement with our video assets
Explanation of what streaming video really is and why it is so awesome
Tutorial 2 (Intermediate) – Writing a script to convert video content to the m3u8 video streaming format for various bandwidths
We will cover the recommended settings for various bandwidths and how to produce all possible variations
without degrading the quality of our video
Attendees will learn how to automate the conversion of a single video file into an m3u8 bundle and how
to watch the browser jump between the versions created based on the available bandwidth for the computer
We will talk about the challenges of converting large collections to a streaming format and the benefits to our users
We will discuss the interesting tricks that can be accomplished with with the m3u8 format such as encrypted access
to prevent content theft, the ability to insert un-skippable marketing content and automated merging of segments
Discussion of the power of annotations in video content now that we have the tools to use them
Tutorial 3 (Beginner, Intermediate Setup) – Working with the eFilms open source video annotation tool
This tool was released as an open source video annotation tool in May of 2015 but there is no resource to explain
how to use this tool for annotation. We will cover how to upload your first video and explain what happens when
when you do.
We will annotate a film together and explore how to use the tool’s vast resources section.
We will discuss the challenges of annotating a film and what type of annotations are most important for our various
Discussion of possible outlets for our video content including newer outlets such as tvOS and AndroidTV.
Tutorial 4 / Demo (time permitting) – We will create a very simple tvOS app for a collection of videos
Because this is a more device specific topic PC users may have to participate through discussion only
This tutorial is intended to encourage developers in the Museum community to explore outlets for content beyond
the web and to show that native apps are really nothing to be afraid of
Let me know what you think, I will have some pre-workshop instructions soon then I can put together some tutorials for each of the parts above as a practice run.