Videos: Customizing The Video Request Page

The Video Request page is used to invite filmmakers, distributors or other content providers to upload their files to the appropriate asset area inside your account.  It is a unique URL link that is generated and can be sent to the content provider.  For information on generating the link, see Adding Video Assets

The template of this Video Request page can be customized in a number of ways.  Let's look at a sample first.

Now let's break this down and see where within your Administrative Portal the elements are coming from.

Header Logo:  Presented at the top of the Video Request page, the logo field is located in your Accounts app > Organization Profile.

Custom Message:  Below the logo and the video title is an area for a custom message, such as a "Congratulations you have been accepted to our virtual film festival.  Please follow the steps below to submit your film" and any other instructions you would like to give.  This message is setup in the ON DEMAND area > Site Settings > Customization.

Optional Upload buttons: On the same "Customization" screen above, you can disable elements that you do not wish to request -such as: Video; Trailer; Thumbnail image; and/or Metadata.   If any of the elements are disabled, those will simply not appear on the Video Request Page.  

Metadata:   If left enabled, the content provider can complete the metadata information which feeds directly to the video asset's detail page.  There are standard fields, which can be seen in the image below, and you can also add your own custom fields that will display at the bottom.  In this example, Premier Status and Type of Premier are both custom fields that have been added.

Custom Fields:  To add custom fields to the metadata, navigate to Site Settings > Custom Fields > and click "Add Custom Field".   The field can be an Input field, where it is open entry, or a Drop Down field with options you define to select from.  The field can be made "searchable" in which case patrons in the online Patron Portal could search for that data.  The field can be made "hidden" in which case that field will not show up with the film metadata in the online Patron Portal.

And that covers the setup of the Video Request page!


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