WebCasting Graduations: Never Miss A Life Changing Moment
There are few moments in life as richly rewarding and symbolic of hope and triumph as graduation from high school or college.
The ceremony encompasses both finale and beginning— the culmination of years of hard work, dramatic challenges overcome, lofty expectations met, and most satisfying of all, dreams fulfilled and those about to be born.
Everyone wants to be present to celebrate when that moment finally happens for someone they love. But as the expression goes: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” Travel might be too far or costly, illness or sudden catastrophe might demand a change of plan—or maybe the graduation ceremony venue is just too small to include every family member and loving friend.
Live Streaming Graduations
But no matter what the obstacle to being there in person, there is one way to be sure to witness that once-in-a-lifetime moment as it happens, to applaud and whistle when the precious name is called and the diploma accepted with pride. Live streaming graduations!
High schools from Tennessee to Washington State, and colleges from state universities to Ivies like Yale, are offering opportunities to webcast graduation ceremonies. And for good reason! Beyond the sentimental value of watching a loved one ascend the stage in a cap and gown, there are unforgettable speeches and poignant moments too good to be missed.
Acclaimed live stream production companies like American Movie Company are working with high schools and colleges nationwide to set up webcasting for graduations from start to finish, rain or shine, inside or outside to make the most of end-of-year school budgets of all sizes.
Live stream production equipment can capture everything from close up views of each graduate’s face on a tiny stage, to panoramic helicopter shots of a giant stadium. Live streaming graduations for those who are unable to attend in person, so they won’t miss the brilliance of unforgettable college commencement speakers like Apple founder Steve Jobs who advised Stanford University’s 2005 graduating class to be sure to follow their passion in work and in life:
What are the benefits of this year’s Live Streaming Graduations?
“You’ve got to find what you love, “ said Jobs. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Jobs told the crowd of 23,000 graduates and their families and friends gathered in the stadium, “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” Although he died of cancer six years after giving that speech, Jobs’s words continue to inspire millions of viewers who watch the video on YouTube.
That is the beauty of live streaming—it offers the opportunity to experience an event as it unfolds live and also to be able to record it to enjoy again and again over time. Once recorded, the video can also be shared through social media … for better or for worse.
Graduations overflow with such powerful emotion they sometimes spark incidents that become viral sensations. For instance: the commencement speech by a San Ysidro, California high school valedictorian who expressed gratitude to those who had been supportive of students and anger at those she felt had not.
Her speech both horrified and thrilled those who attended the graduation, and ultimately captured the attention of national news media from coast to coast.
Or the Bismarck, North Dakota student who sang a heartfelt graduation speech touching on highlights of high school for the class of 2019 to the tune