Follow up later if we need to (rerecord, do an interview)
No extra work
Producing videos shouldn't be extra work. You should do what you normally do. But when a meeting is possibly interesting for more people, make it a livestream. Or when you start talking about something possibly relevant to more people, hit the record button.
Why not Google Drive
Always use YouTube and never use Google Drive, because YouTube videos:
On request, follow the instructions secret note 'YouTube Access' in the team vault in 1password.
Everyone should get access during onboarding.
Remember that when you're signed into YouTube using an official GitLab account that any interaction you may have with other groups or people on the site (e.g. such as in the comments sections of videos) will be perceived as official communication from the company. In almost all cases, unless your job specifically requires you to interact in a community manager role or capacity, it is best to switch to a personal account prior to engaging with a video or user on YouTube.
Log in to the Zoom account of the meeting and go to the menu on the right and choose "My Recordings" (it can take up to 30 minutes before the recording is available to be shared).
Select the meeting and download the recording to your computer (if you can't find the recording because it was a while ago check "Trash" in the menu on the top left and "Recover" the recording).
Go to the YouTube upload page and log in to the GitLab account (read the secure note in 1Password called "YouTube" for instructions on how to get access).
Drag and drop your recording into the window to upload it. Keep the privacy dropdown on the default 'Public' setting (unless there is confidential material).
While it's uploading, edit the title and description. Place "Confidential:" at the beginning of the video's title if the video will be kept unlisted on our YouTube channel.
Be sure to include relevant links (for example a handbook page or presentation) in the description, and add the video to any relevant playlists.
When it is done uploading, press publish, then click on the Embed tab and copy the code, and insert that in the relevant part of the handbook or documentation.
Don't worry about the quality
There is no minimum quality, so please share it on our GitLab Youtube channel, as long as there is nothing inappropriate or confidential.
Everyone at the company probably has at least one conversation every week that is relevant to more people, so please share it.
We always list videos publicly instead of having them unlisted, unless there is confidential material. This allows more people to find the content.
Don't worry about whether or not it will be interesting to absolutely everyone. Just give it a descriptive title so people know what it is about, and let them decide whether or not they should watch it.
Make sure that all participants are aware that you're recording.
You don't have to be sure it is interesting and OK to share when you start recording; you can make that decision after the fact.
If you record an in-person conversation with your mobile phone please hold your phone in landscape (horizontal) mode.
We prefer livestreaming over recording and uploading because:
Allows more people to participate in real-time.
You don't have to upload the video to Youtube later on.
You can't forget about uploading the video.
It is clear to all participants that the content will be public.
But it can happen that you're not in a livestream and something interesting comes by. In that case you can record and upload.
Notify participants the meeting is being livestreamed before, and at the start of, the meeting.
Click on the Tanuki in the upper right corner. Choose "Creator Studio"
Choose "Live Streaming", then "Events" from the left side menu, and click on "New live event" in the upper right corner.
Give your event a title, description, and keep the privacy dropdown on the default Public setting.
Set the time of the livestream, and set the "Type" to 'Quick'. If you want to go live immediately, keep the default Now setting and choose "Go live now". This will place you in a Google Hangout but will not automatically begin the livestream.
To schedule the live event for later, choose the day and time from the drop downs, and click "Create event" to save.
To start your scheduled live stream event, navigate to the "Events" page in YouTube, find your event, and choose "Start Hangout On Air". This will place you in a Google Hangout but will not automatically begin the livestream.
Up to 50 participants can join the Google Hangout. To invite participants, click on the Invite People icon from menu in the top center of screen. You can either share the permanent link, or invite individuals.
Once capacity is met, anyone else can participate via the YouTube Watch page.
When you are ready to broadcast, choose the green "Start Broadcast button" at the bottom of the Google Hangout console. You will see a "LIVE" message once streaming.