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http://www.dugdale.tv

The site and its processes

Paul Dugdale is a multi Grammy Ward nominated film director specialising in multi-camera live music videos. He has directed stunning live videos for Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, Adele, The Killers, and The Prodigy amongst many others.

Naturally his site is video-heavy and uses Expression Engine to manage all of the media files required to display his work. DevDemon Channel Videos is used to pull information for each video directly from Vimeo Pro while the native Grid function is used to replicate the various media sizes from the Vimeo Pro backend. This makes it possible to manage the 4-5 different video resolutions per entry.

Template Routes makes it possible to easily redirect outdated urls from the previous version of the site.

Add-ons and EE special sauce

Caching is essential as the site is bandwidth intensive. Additionally although the pages are quite simple they are built using multiple embedded templates and multiple channel entry tags. To counter this we 've used the brilliant CE Cache.