Recording A Graduation Ceremony


High school graduation is so much more than a ceremony, it’s a rite of passage into adulthood. This accomplishment merits celebration and recognition. A great way to recognize graduation is by providing a video of the event for the families, friends, and the community. While memories can fade, the video lasts forever, and graduation night is worthy of documenting and archiving. 

Getting Started: Select Your Format

First, you need to decide how you want to share the video with the community. Is this something you want to provide after the event on a DVD? Or would you share it on your YouTube channel? Or maybe you prefer to livestream the event. These options are important to consider in the planning stages as they will affect the cost and logistics of the project. 

As far as the shots go, you can choose to keep it simple with one camera on the podium, or you can have a multi-camera production to show several different angles of what is happening, such as crowd shots, student reactions, graduates walking down aisles, etc. Contact CIESC Media Services if you have questions about how this might work for your school.

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The Benefits of Filming Graduation: Easy Accessibility

Documenting the ceremony via video is highly favored for guests who cannot be in attendance because they can still re-watch each moment on demand. This is especially helpful for family members who live far away but still want to support and celebrate the graduating class.

More specifically, live event coverage makes your programming accessible to a broader audience while allowing your events to be viewed on nearly any device. For example, grandparents can watch their grandchildren’s graduation ceremonies from their laptops, tablets, or smartphones.

Capture Scenic Views

The beauty of graduation season is that it happens while spring is in full bloom! Take advantage of Indiana’s gorgeous spring weather with mild temperatures and colorful flowers. If you plan on releasing a DVD or fully produced video of the graduation ceremony, consider adding some creative b-roll of the school into the introduction or closing of your video. This will add a nostalgic element to your production, reminding viewers of their memories on campus that year. 

Media Services is Here To Help You

If you’re seeking optimal video production, leave it to the experts at CIESC Media Services. At CIESC Media Services, we work with our clients to ensure they have the highest quality videos to entice their audiences. No matter your video goals, we have the tools and resources you need to bring your vision to life! 

Check out our FAQ series to learn more about how we can help you with your next production. To learn more about our services and studio, contact us at (317) 759-5555. 

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