Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a Vimeo profile, part of Vimeo Essential Training.
Now that we've created our account on Vimeo, I want to fill out what's called our profile. This is where we add basic information about who we are to share with the community. As you can see, I just completed the new account process. I'm on the welcome page. But you can do this from anywhere on the site so long as you're logged in with your new account. Roll over the Me menu and then go to My Profile. As you can see, this is a completely blank profile. I have no videos, no likes, nothing at all.
Once we start to interact with the community and add videos, all of this will populate. But for now, I just want to put up our basic information in our profile. So click on Settings here. If you've joined other social networks before, this will seem familiar. Let's start by uploading a portrait photo. I saved a photo that I want to use to the Desktop. I didn't make it available in the exercise files because obviously you're going to want to use your own picture for your profile.
We see our photo come up but not completely yet. I found that it takes a few seconds to update. So I'm going to fill in some other information, and we'll come back to finish up with the photograph. It might take a refresh, but I'm just going to give it a second to see if it loads on its own. For bio, I would probably write a longer bio in a word processor and paste it in. But for now, I think I'll just type in something short. Obviously location is a pretty open ended thing on this network.
This here is interesting, your Vimeo URL. You've been given a default URL based on your user number, but you can actually customize this, and I recommend that you do. You can see that vimeo.com/jasonatlynda is available. And that makes a much better URL link for my homepage on Vimeo. You can add gender if you want and you can also add your own personal webpages which will appear as a link on your profile. We don't have any featured videos yet because we haven't uploaded any, but we have filled out the basics.
Let's check on that photograph. I'm going to save the changes and see if that doesn't update our photo. Great, now I actually see our photo, and we can finish that work. Notice that you have some choices here. The x for delete, the pen for edit. I'm not going to use any of these effects, but I wanted to show you that they're available. going to cancel that. And then most importantly, if you want this appear as your profile photo, you have to click the photo itself to set it as your default profile. See how it's highlighted now? Go ahead and save that one more time. Now that I've saved all these changes, I want to look at how this looks to the public, and I'm going to click my user name up here on the right. Of course I still don't have any information in terms of my interactions. But I do have my profile photo, and the rudimentary information that I've added. So that's how to set up your profile.
Now we can move forward into other aspects of your new account.
- Understanding Creative Commons licensing
- Watching standard and high-definition video
- Searching Vimeo
- Creating an account and building a profile
- Understanding what Vimeo Plus and Vimeo PRO offer
- Joining groups
- Saving favorites
- Uploading content
- De-interlacing video
- Exporting from Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and more
- Uploading from a mobile device
- Creating video widgets
- Exploring the Enhancer and Music Store
- Using statistics