Now that it looks like shutdowns are going to continue, groups have started to look for ways to offer video content in a protected format. Setting aside the much larger issue of connecting access to monetization, one of the initial challenges is how to limit where a protected video can be embedded then limit access to that page where that video lives.
If you’re a WordPress user, the answer is fairly straightforward but will require a paid Vimeo account. If that’s not a showstopper, then the actual process requires no special skills. I published an
article at ArtsHacker that walks you through the process.
An Easy Way To Limit URLs Allowed To Embed A Video
About Drew McManus "I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.
I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.
In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.
For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink. View all posts by Drew McManus | Website
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