All video requests must be made using the video-request issue template.
Requests must be made no less than ten weeks in advance for event videography.
Requests must be made no less than eight weeks in advance for a customer or user story.
Requests for on-site livestreams that are to be produced by GitLab's digital production team must be made at least 12 weeks in advance.
Requests for animated videos must be made no less than eight weeks in advance of expected delivery.
You must have approval of all customers, users and other external partners that are to be videographed prior to making a production request.
You must have approval from the event venue that videography and photography is permitted on the premises.
You must have any and all required documentation, e.g. location agreement, liability agreement, photography/videography agreement, from the venue approved and signed at the time of request.
If production or additional liability insurance is required by the venue, please acquire that policy. If you have questions on how to acquire production insurance, please contact the digital production team and make a request for assistance in the video-request issue you created for this event.
You must provide all suggested interview questions two weeks prior to the shoot date.
Contribute & Commit - No video requests will be accepted on site.
Contribute & Commit - Please open an interview request using the video-request issue template. You must use the production schedule to request an interview timeslot. Please be flexible because some intvs can run long and impact the day's production schedule. If you are late or fail to appear for your scheduled interview time, you may lose the chance to have your requested interview filmed.
SLAs and procedures for videography at GitLab Connect events:
Please open a request using the video-request issue template as soon as your date and venue have been locked in. You do not have to wait until a speaker has agreed to be recorded; this is the only general digital production SLA that does not apply for Connect events.
As you work through the contracting process for the venue rental, please let them know you plan to have a small production crew come in to record portions of the event. Please get all required documentation, e.g. location agreement, liability agreement, photography/videography agreement, signed.
Please find out if production or additional liability insurance is required by the venue. If so, please acquire that policy. If you have questions on acquiring production insurance, please contact the digital production team and make a request for assistance in the video-request issue you created for this event.
All video production costs for Connect events comes from the Corporate Marketing budget.
The following is an overview of how to prepare an Illustrator file for import into After Effects for animation.
Preparing Illustrator Files for Import into After Effects
One Artboard (1920x1080px)
Each Element to be animated is on an individual Layer
After Effects will only display the content within the first artboard, ignoring the rest. Therefore, place all elements you wish to be imported into After Effects into the first artboard, and adjust its settings to 1920x1080px. If there are multiple artboards, stack the Elements on the first artboard, or export each artboard into individual files, then remove any additional artboards.
It is preferable to have each individual element (icon, shape, or text) on an individual layer, as After Effects pulls from the layer level only. This is different from the typical approach of having each element within a separate group, but containing all those groups on the same layer. This may require some thought, as perhaps there are multiple elements to an overall shape that will require motion. The safest way to be sure that element is free for animation is to place it on its own individual layer. If there are simple vector paths within groups as part of the layer, they can be broken down into groups again within After Effects.