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Vimeo Playlists for Parties!

Andrea Allen
October 17, 2011 by Andrea Allen PRO

Hey everyone,

Here in the states, my favorite holiday is quickly approaching, Halloween. When you outgrow the Trick Or Treating tradition, the next best thing is to have a party. If you're planning on having a party anytime soon and want to add a little extra ambiance, try making a playlist for a screening!

Vimeo provides all the tools you need to easily set up, select, and screen your playlist at a party. The videos can be played on compatible TVs, and if you're lucky enough to have a projector at your get-together, it can be hooked up directly to your computer with the proper connection cables. Couch Mode provides the best means of uninterrupted play.

Here are some tips I'd like to pass along:

  • Search tags, Likes, Channels, and Groups. If you're feeling overwhelmed, Categories is a great place to get started and narrow your results.

  • Try creating an Album or a Channel. Channels can have more than one moderator if you're feeling collaborative.

  • Eye Candy is key. Try to keep in mind your ambient videos won't always be able to be heard. So try to find videos that work just as well without the sounds.

  • Initiate Couch Mode! Your videos will play through seamlessly and everyone will think you're a professional party planner.

I've put together my own Halloween playlist. You can check it out here.

Please share your completed playlists in the comments below. I'd love to check em out!

Play on, players!
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16 Comments

Brian Lonano PRO

Andrea! Thanks for including 2 of my videos on the playlist!

Best,
Brian

Matty Brown PRO

Really awesome idea! I need to do that and project it! :)

Alistair Loveless

As a Vj, I think this is a great way to get my work out there and test it out. Sometimes i get lost in doing it live. This is a great idea and i play on putting a couple hours of 120-140bpm work here.
Thanks!

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