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Graduation Video Crew
Electronic Photo and Video Communications

Below are tentative graduation video plans.  Anything here may be changed at any time

Tentative Assignments for Graduation Video Crew – until diplomas are handed out

(final assignments will be made at 6pm on the day of Graduation)

 

Camera

Assignment / Location

Crew Member Name

1

Camera #2

On podium next to the wall

Aaron Pate

2

Camera #3

On podium behind the band

Matt Brown

3

Camera #4

On podium behind faculty

Jacob Stiles

4

Camera #5

Press booth camera

Desiree’ Ross, Robbie Massey

5

Camera #6

Roving camera

Torri Cothran

6

Camera #7

Roving camera

Mary Ann Thomas

7

Camera #8

Roving camera

Meena Miradamdi

8

Camera #8

Roving camera

Shon Dukes

9

Passing out flyers

 

 

10

Passing out flyers

 

 

11

Assist Camera #6

Roving camera

Tahir Motiwala

12

Assist Camera #7

Roving camera

Amily Clark

13

Assist Camera #8

Roving camera

Chastity Petty

14

Assist Camera #9

Roving camera

Liza Dye

15

On the field assist

 

Anthony Adams

16

Audio monitor

 

Anthony Adams

 

Assignments for Graduation Video Crew – while they are handing out diplomas

(final assignments will be made at 6pm on the day of Graduation)

 

Camera

Assignment / Location

Crew Member Name

1

Camera #2

On podium next to the wall

Aaron Pate

2

Camera #3

On podium behind the band

Matt Brown

3

Camera #4

On podium behind faculty

Jacob Stiles

4

Camera #5

Press booth

Desiree’ Ross, Robbie Massey

5

Camera #6

Roving camera

Tahir Motiwala

6

Camera #7

Roving camera

Amily Clark

7

Camera #8

Roving camera

Chastity Petty

8

Camera #9

Roving camera

Liza Dye

9

Passing out flyers

 

 

10

Passing out flyers

 

 

11

Assist Camera #6

Roving camera

Torri Cothran

12

Assist Camera #7

Roving camera

Mary Ann Thomas

13

Assist Camera #8

Roving camera

Meena Miradamdi

14

Assist Camera #9

Roving camera

Shon Dukes

15

On the field assist

 

Anthony Adams

16

Audio monitor

 

Anthony Adams

 


 

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General Rules for Camera Operation:

All roaming camera opeartors (cameras 6 through 9) should be sure to hold your shots for at least 30 seconds.  30 seconds is a minimum… you can hold the shot for much, much longer.  If you are not lining up for actually videotaping, all roaming camera operators should MAKE SURE that they turn the power off on their camcorder.  It is extemely important that you conserve you battery power for the end of the graduation.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Rules for Camera Operation: (continued)

 

All stationary camera operators with camcorders on platforms (Cameras 2 through 4) will roll tape continuously and will hold shots for a minimum of 3 minutes at a time during the speeches and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.  All stationary camera operators with camcorders on platforms remember this: you are standing on a less-than-stable platform.  If you move around at all, this will translate into a very shaky camera shot.  Do your best to plant your feet and do not move during your shots.

 

The camcorder operator in the press booth will remember at all times that this is the go-to shot if all else fails.  Zooms and pans are to be severely limited are are not to be attempted unless the operator is sure that it can be done extremely smoothly. 

Camera #2 –This is the only camera that is allowed to pan or zoom during a shot.  This camera is located along the wall immediately in front of the stage. 

Be sure to hold your shots for at least 30 seconds.  During speeches hold shots for a minimum of 3 minutes at a time and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.

 

All cameras on podiums (stages) are sitting on a less-than-stable platform.  If you move around at all, this will translate into a very shaky camera shot.  Do your best to plant your feet and do not move during your shots.

 

 

Band plays “Red River Valley” and “Celtic Ritual.”

Power up, roll tape on cue

 

When the band starts playing “Host of Freedom” all cameras should power up and start rolling.

All cameras on the field and the camera in the press box will roll tape and will not stop rolling tape until 15 seconds after the hats have been tossed into the air.

As the ceremony starts, this camera should concentrate on getting the people who will be on the stage as they come onto the field.  They will come in from the visitor’s end of the field (the end of the field nearest the 10-12 school).  This camera will pan to follow the process of this group until they come completely onto the stage.

 

 

Entrance of persons on stage

 

Entrance of faculty

Following the procession of the group on stage, this camera should concentrate on getting the entrance of the faculty.  The faculty enters from the home end of the field (the end of the field where the field house is located). 

 

Entrance of graduates

When the procession of seniors begins, this camera will get various shots of the seniors filing into their seats.

 

Entrance of color guard

During the presentation of the colors (when the JROTC flag corps walks in with the flags), this camera should concentrate on and follow their march up the center isle and remain on the group throughout their appearance, staying on them during singing of the start spangled banner, the pledge of allegiance, the singing of the Alma Mater, and the exit of the JROTC flag corp.

 

Singing of Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

 

Pledge to the flag – led by Student Body Executive President Jerrica Cash

 

Singing of Alma Mater

 

Invocation (prayer)

During the speeches, this camera should make sure to shoot of each speaker framed so that a few inches of the top of the lectern shows along the bottom of the screen, the top of the speakers head is just below the top edge of the screen and the speaker is centered (left to right) in the screen.  This is called the “medium speaker shot.”

 

Senior Chamber Singers (sing “Only Time”)

During the Chamber Singers sing, this camera should concentrate on the singers. Choose the best shot that you can get.

 

Welcoming Remarks

Medium speaker shot.

 

Introduction of Guests on the Stage (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Senior Speakers)

(on left side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

During the introduction of guests, this camera should line up a shot that shows the entire left half of the stage.

 

Introduction of School Bd Members (School District 6 School Board of Trustees)

(on right side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

During the introduction of the board of trustees, this camera should line up a shot that shows the entire right half of the stage.

 

Introduction of Faculty by Principal followed by applause

During the recognition of the faculty, this camera should line up a shot that shows one end of the faculty group from the waste up to the top of their heads and pans along the group from one end to the other.


Camera #2 instructions continued. 

 

Main Speaker - Lynn Harris - Chairman, Spartanburg School District 6 School Board of Trustees

Medium speaker shot.

 

Address to Senior Class by Salutatorian or Valedictorian

Medium speaker shot.

 

Presentation of Award for Top GPA among Senior Class (2 persons at lectern)

When the principal hands out the award to the student with the top GPA in this graduating class, there will be 2 people at the lectern.  This camera should be lined up on a 2-shot showing both the principal and the recipient of the award.  Do not show too much headroom.

 

Certification of Seniors for Graduation (by principal)

Medium speaker shot.

 

The shot from this camera will show the entire lower stage where the diplomas are being handed.

 

This camera operator will change tapes when the announcer gets to the graduates whose last name begins with “S.”  This camera operator will make sure that the tape is rolling again after replacing the tape.

 

Presentation of Diplomas

 

When the last of the diplomas have been awarded there will be spontaneous applause from the audience and seniors will most likely stand and cheer.

Check your program for the name of the last graduate.  When the last diploma has been handed out and that graduate shakes hands with the principal, this camera should smoothly but quickly pull back to a wide shot that shows the stage and the seniors sitting in front of it.

 

Congratulations from principal

This camera should smoothly but quickly zoom in to a medium speaker shot.

 

Recitation of the Gaelic Blessing by principal

Medium speaker shot.

 

Changing of the Tassel by Senior Class President, Brenna Campbell 

Medium speaker shot.

 

Presentation of graduates by principal

(“Board members, Dr. Owings, faculty and staff, parents, and guests, it is my honor to present to you Dorman High Schools graduating class of 2005”)

Medium speaker shot, zooming out smoothly but quickly to a wide shot that shows the stage and the seniors sitting in front of it.  Your cue to start your zoom is “…parents and guests…”.

 

Hats tossed

This camera should smoothly but quickly zoom in to a medium speaker shot.

 

Good byes by principal

Medium speaker shot.

 

Hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc.* 

All cameras on platforms should be removed from their tripods and all cameras will be used to get the greetings, hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, and so forth for 15 minutes after the ceremony is over.   Any crew members who is not operating a camera is required to be with a camera operator and act as a spotter for that camera operator… helping them to spot good shots.

Remove camera from tripod and roam through crown on the field getting candid shots.  Keep the camera zoomed as wide as you can and physically move to frame the action.

Gather all equipment and meet at the platform along the wall.

15 minutes after the ceremony, all crewmembers should meet at the platform along the wall.  Bring all equipment to be loaded and transported.  All crew members help load and transport equipment to the 10-12 school and students may leave when all the equipment has been stored away.

Your commitment is to continue shooting for the 15 minutes after the ceremony and to transport and store equipment in the 10-12 school before leaving.

Camera #3 – This camera is located immediately behind the band. 

Be sure to hold your shots for at least 30 seconds.  During speeches hold shots for a minimum of 3 minutes at a time and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.

 

All cameras on podiums (stages) are sitting on a less-than-stable platform.  If you move around at all, this will translate into a very shaky camera shot.  Do your best to plant your feet and do not move during your shots.

 

 

Band plays “Red River Valley” and “Celtic Ritual.”

Power up, roll tape on cue

 

When the band starts playing “Host of Freedom” all cameras should power up and start rolling.

All cameras on the field and the camera in the press box will roll tape and will not stop rolling tape until 15 seconds after the hats have been tossed into the air.

As the ceremony starts, this camera should concentrate on getting the people who will be on the stage as they come onto the field.  They will come in from the visitor’s end of the field (the end of the field nearest the 10-12 school).  This camera will pan to follow the process of this group until they come completely onto the stage.

 

 

Entrance of persons on stage

 

Entrance of faculty

Following the procession of the group on stage, this camera should concentrate on getting the entrance of the seniors as they proceed down the right side of the visitor stands, across the field and to their assigned seats.  This camera will get various shots of the seniors filing in.

 

Entrance of graduates

 

Entrance of color guard

During the presentation of the colors (when the JROTC flag corps walks in with the flags), this camera should concentrate on seniors in the front row and right side.  Get waste-up shots of seniors removing their caps, placing their hands over their hearts, and reciting the pledge to the flag.  During the singing of the Alma Mater, this camera should concentrate on close-ups of senior’s faces, and should have a shot of one of more seniors from the waste up at the end of the alma mater when students wave their fists.

 

Singing of Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

 

Pledge to the flag – led by Student Body Executive President Jerrica Cash

 

Singing of Alma Mater

 

Invocation (prayer)

During the prayer, this camera should concentrate on bowed heads of seniors.

 

Senior Chamber Singers (sing “Only Time”)

During the Chamber Singers sing, this camera should concentrate on the singers. Choose the best shot that you can get.

 

Welcoming Remarks

Medium speaker shot.

 

Introduction of Guests on the Stage (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Senior Speakers)

(on left side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

During the introduction of guests, this camera should line up a shot that shows the entire left half of the stage.

 

Introduction of School Bd Members (School District 6 School Board of Trustees)

(on right side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

During the introduction of the board of trustees, this camera should line up a wide shot that shows the entire stage and as much of the seniors as is possible (it may not be possible to show both the stage and the seniors).

 

Introduction of Faculty by Principal followed by applause

During the recognition of the faculty, this camera should line up a shot that shows one the entire faculty group with the seniors in the lower part of the screen.


Camera #3 instructions continued. 

 

Main Speaker - Lynn Harris - Chairman, Spartanburg School District 6 School Board of Trustees

Alternate between a medium speaker shot and close-up shots of seniors listening to the speaker.

 

Address to Senior Class by Salutatorian or Valedictorian

Medium speaker shot.

 

Presentation of Award for Top GPA among Senior Class (2 persons at lectern)

When the principal hands out the award to the student with the top GPA in this graduating class, there will be 2 people at the lectern.  This camera should be lined up on a 2-shot showing both the principal and the recipient of the award.  Do not show too much headroom.

 

Certification of Seniors for Graduation (by principal)

The shot from this camera will show the front row of seniors as they stand to obtain their diplomas.

 

Presentation of Diplomas

The shot from this camera will show the seniors receiving diplomas.

 

This camera operator will change tapes when the announcer gets to the graduates whose last name begins with “Q.”  This camera operator will make sure that the tape is rolling again after replacing the tape.

 

When the last of the diplomas have been awarded there will be spontaneous applause from the audience and seniors will most likely stand and cheer.

Check your program for the name of the last graduate.  Well before the last diploma has been handed, this camera should line up shots of seniors to get their reaction to the last of the diplomas being awarded.  Be prepared to tilt up or zoom out if these seniors stand up and cheer.

 

Congratulations from principal

This camera should continue to get reaction shots of seniors.

 

Recitation of the Gaelic Blessing by principal

This camera should continue to get reaction shots of seniors.

 

Changing of the Tassel by Senior Class President, Brenna Campbell 

This camera should continue to get reaction shots of seniors, being sure to have a stable shot when the tassel is moved.

 

Presentation of graduates by principal

(“Board members, Dr. Owings, faculty and staff, parents, and guests, it is my honor to present to you Dorman High Schools graduating class of 2005”)

This camera should have a wide shot of the entire group of seniors with a lot of “head room” so they the tossing of the caps will be clearly seem.  Great care should be taken to be sure that a stable shot has been established well before this climactic event. 

 

Hats tossed

This camera should keep a wide shot.

 

Good byes by principal

This camera should keep a wide shot.

 

Hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc.* 

All cameras on platforms should be removed from their tripods and all cameras will be used to get the greetings, hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, and so forth for 15 minutes after the ceremony is over.   Any crew members who is not operating a camera is required to be with a camera operator and act as a spotter for that camera operator… helping them to spot good shots.

Quickly remove camera from tripod and roam through crown on the field getting candid shots.  Keep the camera zoomed as wide as you can and physically move to frame the action.

Gather all equipment and meet at the platform along the wall.

15 minutes after the ceremony, all crewmembers should meet at the platform along the wall.  Bring all equipment to be loaded and transported.  All crew members help load and transport equipment to the 10-12 school and students may leave when all the equipment has been stored away.

Your commitment is to continue shooting for the 15 minutes after the ceremony and to transport and store equipment in the 10-12 school before leaving.

Camera #4 –This camera is located immediately behind the faculty. 

Be sure to hold your shots for at least 30 seconds.  During speeches hold shots for a minimum of 3 minutes at a time and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.

 

All cameras on podiums (stages) are sitting on a less-than-stable platform.  If you move around at all, this will translate into a very shaky camera shot.  Do your best to plant your feet and do not move during your shots.

 

 

Band plays “Red River Valley” and “Celtic Ritual.”

Power up, roll tape on cue

 

When the band starts playing “Host of Freedom” all cameras should power up and start rolling.

All cameras on the field and the camera in the press box will roll tape and will not stop rolling tape until 15 seconds after the hats have been tossed into the air.

As the ceremony starts, this camera should concentrate on getting the faculty as they come onto the field.  They will come in from the home end of the field (the end of the field nearest the field house).  This camera will choose different shots of the procession of this group until they come completely to their seating area.

 

 

Entrance of persons on stage

 

Entrance of faculty

 

Entrance of graduates

Following the procession of the group on stage, this camera should concentrate on getting the entrance of the seniors as they proceed down the left side of the visitor stands, across the field and to their assigned seats.  This camera will get various shots of the seniors filing in.

 

Entrance of color guard

During the presentation of the colors (when the JROTC flag corps walks in with the flags), this camera should concentrate on the speakers on the stage.  During the national anthem, choose  waste up shots of Jerrica Cash, the principal, the school, and/or board members saying the pledge.  However, this camera’s primary responsibility is to get the speakers on the stage.

 

Singing of Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

 

Pledge to the flag – led by Student Body Executive President Jerrica Cash

 

Singing of Alma Mater

 

Invocation (prayer)

During the speeches, this camera should make sure to shoot of each speaker framed so that a few inches of the top of the lectern shows along the bottom of the screen, the top of the speakers head is just below the top edge of the screen and the speaker is framed so that his or her back is against the left side of the screen.  This is called the “medium speaker shot.”

 

Senior Chamber Singers (sing “Only Time”)

During the Chamber Singers sing, this camera should concentrate on the singers. Choose the best shot that you can get.

 

Welcoming Remarks

Medium speaker shot.

 

Introduction of Guests on the Stage (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Senior Speakers)

(on left side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

During the introduction of guests, this camera should line up a shot that shows the entire stage and as much of the seniors as is possible (it may not be possible to show both the stage and the seniors).

 

Introduction of School Bd Members (School District 6 School Board of Trustees)

(on right side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

During the introduction of the board of trustees, this camera should line up a shot that shows the entire left half of the stage.

 

Introduction of Faculty by Principal followed by applause

Medium speaker shot.


Camera #4 instructions continued. 

 

Main Speaker - Lynn Harris - Chairman, Spartanburg School District 6 School Board of Trustees

Medium speaker shot.

 

Address to Senior Class by Salutatorian or Valedictorian

Medium speaker shot.

 

Presentation of Award for Top GPA among Senior Class (2 persons at lectern)

When the principal hands out the award to the student with the top GPA in this graduating class, there will be 2 people at the lectern.  This camera should be lined up on a 2-shot showing both the principal and the recipient of the award.  Do not show too much headroom.

 

Certification of Seniors for Graduation (by principal)

Medium speaker shot.

 

 

Presentation of Diplomas

The shot from this camera will show the entire lower stage where the diplomas are being handed.

 

This camera operator will change tapes when the announcer gets to the graduates whose last name begins with “O.”  This camera operator will make sure that the tape is rolling again after replacing the tape.

 

When the last of the diplomas have been awarded there will be spontaneous applause from the audience and seniors will most likely stand and cheer.

Check your program for the name of the last graduate.  Well before the last diploma has been handed out and that graduate shakes hands with the principal, this camera should smoothly but quickly pull back to a wide shot that shows the entire group of seniors or as many as you can.  Be sure to give plenty of “head room” for this shot as many seniors may stand up and cheer.

 

Congratulations from principal

Medium speaker shot.

 

Recitation of the Gaelic Blessing by principal

Medium speaker shot.

 

Changing of the Tassel by Senior Class President, Brenna Campbell 

Medium speaker shot.

 

Presentation of graduates by principal

(“Board members, Dr. Owings, faculty and staff, parents, and guests, it is my honor to present to you Dorman High Schools graduating class of 2005”)

Medium speaker shot.

 

Hats tossed

Medium speaker shot.

 

Good byes by principal

Medium speaker shot.

 

Hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc.* 

All cameras on platforms should be removed from their tripods and all cameras will be used to get the greetings, hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, and so forth for 15 minutes after the ceremony is over.   Any crew members who is not operating a camera is required to be with a camera operator and act as a spotter for that camera operator… helping them to spot good shots.

Remove camera from tripod and roam through crown on the field getting candid shots.  Keep the camera zoomed as wide as you can and physically move to frame the action.

Gather all equipment and meet at the platform along the wall.

15 minutes after the ceremony, all crewmembers should meet at the platform along the wall.  Bring all equipment to be loaded and transported.  All crew members help load and transport equipment to the 10-12 school and students may leave when all the equipment has been stored away.

Your commitment is to continue shooting for the 15 minutes after the ceremony and to transport and store equipment in the 10-12 school before leaving.

Camera #5 –This camera is located in the top floor of the press booth. 

Be sure to hold your shots for at least 3 minutes at a time and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.

 

This camera is the “dead shot.”  If every other camera in the stadium suddenly went dead… this camera is the one that is always ready to use.  Any movement of this camera MUST be smooth. 

 

 

Band plays “Red River Valley” and “Celtic Ritual.”

Power up, roll tape on cue

 

When the band starts playing “Host of Freedom” all cameras should power up and start rolling.

All cameras on the field and the camera in the press box will roll tape and will not stop rolling tape until 15 seconds after the hats have been tossed into the air.

As the ceremony starts and during the entire procession of graduates, this camera should maintain a wide shot of the entire field and visitor’s stands area.

 

 

Entrance of persons on stage

 

Entrance of faculty

 

Entrance of graduates

 

Entrance of color guard

During the presentation of the colors (when the JROTC flag corps walks in with the flags), these cameras will VERY SMOOTHLY and slowly zoom in to the stage area to a shot that includes the stage and the flag corps.

 

Singing of Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

 

Pledge to the flag – led by Student Body Executive President Jerrica Cash

 

Singing of Alma Mater

 

Invocation (prayer)

During the speeches, this camera will VERY SMOOTHLY and slowly zoom into as close a shot as is possible of the lectern and speaker and will hold that shot without moving.  As the invocation speaker wraps up his or prayer, this camera should zoom out VERY SMOOTHLY and slowly to a shot that shows the stage and the area to the left where the chamber singers will stand.

 

Senior Chamber Singers (sing “Only Time”)

During the chamber singers’ presentation this camera will NOT move. 

 

Welcoming Remarks

When the principal comes to the lectern to make his welcoming comments, this camera will VERY SMOOTHLY and slowly zoom in to a shot that shows the entire stage. 

 

Introduction of Guests on the Stage (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Senior Speakers)

(on left side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

During the introduction of guests and board members this camera will hold the shot of the entire stage…without moving. 

 

When the board members sit down this camera will VERY SMOOTHLY and slowly zoom into as close a shot as is possible of the lectern and speaker and will hold that shot without moving.

 

Introduction of School Bd Members (School District 6 School Board of Trustees)

(on right side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of Faculty by Principal followed by applause

During the speeches, this camera will maintain as close a shot as is possible of the lectern and speaker and will hold that shot without moving.


Camera #5 instructions continued. 

 

Main Speaker - Lynn Harris - Chairman, Spartanburg School District 6 School Board of Trustees

During the speeches, this camera will maintain as close a shot as is possible of the lectern and speaker and will hold that shot without moving.

 

Address to Senior Class by Salutatorian or Valedictorian

 

Presentation of Award for Top GPA among Senior Class (2 persons at lectern)

 

Certification of Seniors for Graduation (by principal)

 

Presentation of Diplomas

During the presentation of diplomas, this camera will pan down and zoom in or as to obtain the best possible close shot of the lower stage.  This shot will show BOTH graduates obtaining their diplomas AND the principal shaking the hand of graduates in the same frame. 

 

This camera operator will change tapes when the announcer gets to the graduates whose last name begins with “M.”  This camera operator will make sure that the tape is rolling again after replacing the tape.

 

This camera will hold the shot of the lower stage without moving until graduates whose last name begins in “W” are introduced.   At that time, this camera will zoom out and pan down to obtain a shot that shows the speaker at the lectern and the seating area of the graduates.  The camera operator will lock down their shot and will not touch the camera until 5 minutes after the ceremony is over.

 

When the last of the diplomas have been awarded there will be spontaneous applause from the audience and seniors will most likely stand and cheer.

 

Congratulations from principal

 

Recitation of the Gaelic Blessing by principal

 

Changing of the Tassel by Senior Class President, Brenna Campbell 

 

Presentation of graduates by principal

(“Board members, Dr. Owings, faculty and staff, parents, and guests, it is my honor to present to you Dorman High Schools graduating class of 2005”)

 

Hats tossed

 

Good byes by principal

 

Hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc.* 

All cameras on platforms should be removed from their tripods and all cameras will be used to get the greetings, hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, and so forth for 15 minutes after the ceremony is over.   Any crew members who is not operating a camera is required to be with a camera operator and act as a spotter for that camera operator… helping them to spot good shots.

5 minutes after the graduates toss their hats, the camera operator will stop tape, shot down the camera, remove camera from tripod.  Unplug and wind all cords, and move ALL equipment to the camera stage along the wall at the 50-yard line on the field.

Gather all equipment and meet at the platform along the wall.

15 minutes after the ceremony, all crewmembers should meet at the platform along the wall.  Bring all equipment to be loaded and transported.  All crew members help load and transport equipment to the 10-12 school and students may leave when all the equipment has been stored away.

Your commitment is to continue shooting for the 15 minutes after the ceremony and to transport and store equipment in the 10-12 school before leaving.

Camera #6 –This camera will roam around the stadium getting assigned and unassigned shots. 

Be sure to hold your shots for at least 30 seconds.  During speeches hold shots for a minimum of 3 minutes at a time and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.  Be sure to COMPLETELY TURN THE POWER OFF on this camera when not shoot to conserve battery power.

 

 

Band plays “Red River Valley” and “Celtic Ritual.”

Go to the visitor’s stands and take a position at the top of the steps on the field house end of the seating area and get ready to shoot video of graduates as they start down the steps.  You may also be assigned to pull certain seniors aside and get a 3-minute close-up of that senior with trees or sky in the background.

 

When the band starts playing “Host of Freedom” all cameras should power up and start rolling.

All cameras on the field and the camera in the press box will roll tape and will not stop rolling tape until 15 seconds after the hats have been tossed into the air.

 

Entrance of persons on stage

 

Entrance of faculty

 

Entrance of graduates

As the ceremony starts, this camera will shoot video of graduates as they start down the steps.

 

Entrance of color guard

When all the seniors have left the visitors stands, the power on this camera will be turned off and the camera operator will proceed to the top of the hill at the back of the field house.  This camera will shoot a wide shot of the field, home stands, and the 10-12 school at the top of the far hill.  This shot should last for 5 minutes.  Then the power on this camera will be turned off and the camera operator will proceed to the visitor’s stand to get reaction shots of audience members.

 

Singing of Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

 

Pledge to the flag – led by Student Body Executive President Jerrica Cash

 

Singing of Alma Mater

 

Invocation (prayer)

 

Senior Chamber Singers (sing “Only Time”)

 

Welcoming Remarks

 

Introduction of Guests on the Stage (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Senior Speakers)

(on left side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of School Bd Members (School District 6 School Board of Trustees)

(on right side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of Faculty by Principal followed by applause


Camera #6 instructions continued. 

 

Main Speaker - Lynn Harris - Chairman, Spartanburg School District 6 School Board of Trustees

This camera will obtain reaction shots of audience members.  The camera operator will remember to turn the power off on this camera when they are NOT shooting or when they are moving from one location within the stands to another in order to conserve their battery power.

 

Address to Senior Class by Salutatorian or Valedictorian

 

Presentation of Award for Top GPA among Senior Class (2 persons at lectern)

 

Certification of Seniors for Graduation (by principal)

 

Presentation of Diplomas

During the presentation of diplomas, camera operator will turn the power off on this camera and will store it under the stairs in the entranceway of the press booth.  All roaming camera operators will meet in front of the home side concession stand to plan for the distribution of flyers on cars.  If enough camera teams are available, camera teams will change at this point.

 

When the last of the diplomas have been awarded there will be spontaneous applause from the audience and seniors will most likely stand and cheer.

Check your program for the name of the last graduate.  By the time the graduates whose last name begins with “W” are being introduced, roaming camera teams should be getting into position to obtain audience reaction shots when the last of the diplomas are handed out.  When the last diploma is handed out, all roaming cameras should be rolling to show the spontaneous cheer that will erupt from the audience.

 

Congratulations from principal

All roaming cameras should be looking for and obtaining audience reaction shots until the end of the ceremony.

 

Recitation of the Gaelic Blessing by principal

 

Changing of the Tassel by Senior Class President, Brenna Campbell 

 

Presentation of graduates by principal

(“Board members, Dr. Owings, faculty and staff, parents, and guests, it is my honor to present to you Dorman High Schools graduating class of 2005”)

 

Hats tossed

All roaming cameras should move as quickly as possible to the field to get as many hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc. as possible.

 

Good byes by principal

 

Hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc.* 

All cameras on platforms should be removed from their tripods and all cameras will be used to get the greetings, hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, and so forth for 15 minutes after the ceremony is over.   Any crew members who is not operating a camera is required to be with a camera operator and act as a spotter for that camera operator… helping them to spot good shots.

Gather all equipment and meet at the platform along the wall.

15 minutes after the ceremony, all crewmembers should meet at the platform along the wall.  Bring all equipment to be loaded and transported.  All crew members help load and transport equipment to the 10-12 school and students may leave when all the equipment has been stored away.

Your commitment is to continue shooting for the 15 minutes after the ceremony and to transport and store equipment in the 10-12 school before leaving.

Camera #7 –This camera will roam around the stadium getting assigned and unassigned shots. 

Be sure to hold your shots for at least 30 seconds.  During speeches hold shots for a minimum of 3 minutes at a time and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.  Be sure to COMPLETELY TURN THE POWER OFF on this camera when not shoot to conserve battery power.

 

 

Band plays “Red River Valley” and “Celtic Ritual.”

Go to the visitor’s stands and take a position at the top of the steps on the end of the seating area nearest the 10-12 school and get ready to shoot video of graduates as they start down the steps.  You may also be assigned to pull certain seniors aside and get a 3-minute close-up of that senior with trees or sky in the background.

 

When the band starts playing “Host of Freedom” all cameras should power up and start rolling.

All cameras on the field and the camera in the press box will roll tape and will not stop rolling tape until 15 seconds after the hats have been tossed into the air.

 

Entrance of persons on stage

 

Entrance of faculty

 

Entrance of graduates

As the ceremony starts, this camera will shoot video of graduates as they start down the steps.

 

Entrance of color guard

When all the seniors have left the visitors stands, the power on this camera will be turned off and the camera operator will proceed to the visitor’s stand to get reaction shots of audience members.

 

Singing of Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

 

Pledge to the flag – led by Student Body Executive President Jerrica Cash

 

Singing of Alma Mater

 

Invocation (prayer)

 

Senior Chamber Singers (sing “Only Time”)

 

Welcoming Remarks

 

Introduction of Guests on the Stage (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Senior Speakers)

(on left side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of School Bd Members (School District 6 School Board of Trustees)

(on right side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of Faculty by Principal followed by applause


Camera #7 instructions continued. 

 

Main Speaker - Lynn Harris - Chairman, Spartanburg School District 6 School Board of Trustees

This camera will obtain reaction shots of audience members.  The camera operator will remember to turn the power off on this camera when they are NOT shooting or when they are moving from one location within the stands to another in order to conserve their battery power.

 

Address to Senior Class by Salutatorian or Valedictorian

 

Presentation of Award for Top GPA among Senior Class (2 persons at lectern)

 

Certification of Seniors for Graduation (by principal)

 

Presentation of Diplomas

During the presentation of diplomas, camera operator will turn the power off on this camera and will store it under the stairs in the entranceway of the press booth.  All roaming camera operators will meet in front of the home side concession stand to plan for the distribution of flyers on cars.  If enough camera teams are available, camera teams will change at this point.

 

When the last of the diplomas have been awarded there will be spontaneous applause from the audience and seniors will most likely stand and cheer.

Check your program for the name of the last graduate.  By the time the graduates whose last name begins with “W” are being introduced, roaming camera teams should be getting into position to obtain audience reaction shots when the last of the diplomas are handed out.  When the last diploma is handed out, all roaming cameras should be rolling to show the spontaneous cheer that will erupt from the audience.

 

Congratulations from principal

All roaming cameras should be looking for and obtaining audience reaction shots until the end of the ceremony.

 

Recitation of the Gaelic Blessing by principal

 

Changing of the Tassel by Senior Class President, Brenna Campbell 

 

Presentation of graduates by principal

(“Board members, Dr. Owings, faculty and staff, parents, and guests, it is my honor to present to you Dorman High Schools graduating class of 2005”)

 

Hats tossed

All roaming cameras should move as quickly as possible to the field to get as many hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc. as possible.

 

Good byes by principal

 

Hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc.* 

All cameras on platforms should be removed from their tripods and all cameras will be used to get the greetings, hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, and so forth for 15 minutes after the ceremony is over.   Any crew members who is not operating a camera is required to be with a camera operator and act as a spotter for that camera operator… helping them to spot good shots.

Gather all equipment and meet at the platform along the wall.

15 minutes after the ceremony, all crewmembers should meet at the platform along the wall.  Bring all equipment to be loaded and transported.  All crew members help load and transport equipment to the 10-12 school and students may leave when all the equipment has been stored away.

Your commitment is to continue shooting for the 15 minutes after the ceremony and to transport and store equipment in the 10-12 school before leaving.

Camera #8 –This camera will roam around the stadium getting assigned and unassigned shots. 

Be sure to hold your shots for at least 30 seconds.  During speeches hold shots for a minimum of 3 minutes at a time and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.  Be sure to COMPLETELY TURN THE POWER OFF on this camera when not shoot to conserve battery power.

 

 

Band plays “Red River Valley” and “Celtic Ritual.”

Go to the home stands and take a position to get audience reaction shots.

 

When the band starts playing “Host of Freedom” all cameras should power up and start rolling.

All cameras on the field and the camera in the press box will roll tape and will not stop rolling tape until 15 seconds after the hats have been tossed into the air.

 

Entrance of persons on stage

 

Entrance of faculty

 

Entrance of graduates

As the ceremony starts, this camera will shoot audience reaction shots as graduates proceed into the stadium and will continue to shoot audience reaction until the seniors have all been seated.  At that time the camera operator will turn the power off on his or her camera and will proceed to the back of the 10-12 school building to obtain a wide shot of the stadium from the vantage point of the senior patio outside the cafeteria.  This shot should last for at least 5 minutes.  Then the camera operator will turn the power off on his or her camera and will proceed back to the stadium to continue obtaining audience reaction shots.

 

 

Entrance of color guard

 

Singing of Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

 

Pledge to the flag – led by Student Body Executive President Jerrica Cash

 

Singing of Alma Mater

 

Invocation (prayer)

 

Senior Chamber Singers (sing “Only Time”)

 

Welcoming Remarks

 

Introduction of Guests on the Stage (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Senior Speakers)

(on left side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of School Bd Members (School District 6 School Board of Trustees)

(on right side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of Faculty by Principal followed by applause


Camera #8 instructions continued. 

 

Main Speaker - Lynn Harris - Chairman, Spartanburg School District 6 School Board of Trustees

This camera will obtain reaction shots of audience members.  The camera operator will remember to turn the power off on this camera when they are NOT shooting or when they are moving from one location within the stands to another in order to conserve their battery power.

 

Address to Senior Class by Salutatorian or Valedictorian

 

Presentation of Award for Top GPA among Senior Class (2 persons at lectern)

 

Certification of Seniors for Graduation (by principal)

 

Presentation of Diplomas

During the presentation of diplomas, camera operator will turn the power off on this camera and will store it under the stairs in the entranceway of the press booth.  All roaming camera operators will meet in front of the home side concession stand to plan for the distribution of flyers on cars.  If enough camera teams are available, camera teams will change at this point.

 

When the last of the diplomas have been awarded there will be spontaneous applause from the audience and seniors will most likely stand and cheer.

Check your program for the name of the last graduate.  By the time the graduates whose last name begins with “W” are being introduced, roaming camera teams should be getting into position to obtain audience reaction shots when the last of the diplomas are handed out.  When the last diploma is handed out, all roaming cameras should be rolling to show the spontaneous cheer that will erupt from the audience.

 

Congratulations from principal

All roaming cameras should be looking for and obtaining audience reaction shots until the end of the ceremony.

 

Recitation of the Gaelic Blessing by principal

 

Changing of the Tassel by Senior Class President, Brenna Campbell 

 

Presentation of graduates by principal

(“Board members, Dr. Owings, faculty and staff, parents, and guests, it is my honor to present to you Dorman High Schools graduating class of 2005”)

 

Hats tossed

All roaming cameras should move as quickly as possible to the field to get as many hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc. as possible.

 

Good byes by principal

 

Hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc.* 

All cameras on platforms should be removed from their tripods and all cameras will be used to get the greetings, hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, and so forth for 15 minutes after the ceremony is over.   Any crew members who is not operating a camera is required to be with a camera operator and act as a spotter for that camera operator… helping them to spot good shots.

Gather all equipment and meet at the platform along the wall.

15 minutes after the ceremony, all crewmembers should meet at the platform along the wall.  Bring all equipment to be loaded and transported.  All crew members help load and transport equipment to the 10-12 school and students may leave when all the equipment has been stored away.

Your commitment is to continue shooting for the 15 minutes after the ceremony and to transport and store equipment in the 10-12 school before leaving.


Camera #9 –This camera will roam around the stadium getting assigned and unassigned shots. 

Be sure to hold your shots for at least 30 seconds.  During speeches hold shots for a minimum of 3 minutes at a time and 5 minutes during the handing out of diplomas.  Be sure to COMPLETELY TURN THE POWER OFF on this camera when not shoot to conserve battery power.

 

 

Band plays “Red River Valley” and “Celtic Ritual.”

Go to the home stands and take a position to get audience reaction shots.

 

When the band starts playing “Host of Freedom” all cameras should power up and start rolling.

All cameras on the field and the camera in the press box will roll tape and will not stop rolling tape until 15 seconds after the hats have been tossed into the air.

 

Entrance of persons on stage

 

Entrance of faculty

 

Entrance of graduates

As the ceremony starts, this camera will shoot audience reaction shots as graduates proceed into the stadium and will continue to shoot audience reaction until the address by the salutatorian or valedictorian.  At that time the camera operator will turn the power off on their camera and proceed to the top floor of the press booth and will line up a shot of the announcer but will not power up the camera until the principal certifies seniors for graduation.

 

Entrance of color guard

 

Singing of Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

 

Pledge to the flag – led by Student Body Executive President Jerrica Cash

 

Singing of Alma Mater

 

Invocation (prayer)

 

Senior Chamber Singers (sing “Only Time”)

 

Welcoming Remarks

 

Introduction of Guests on the Stage (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Senior Speakers)

(on left side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of School Bd Members (School District 6 School Board of Trustees)

(on right side of the stage and introduced left to right from audience perspective)

 

Introduction of Faculty by Principal followed by applause

 

Main Speaker - Lynn Harris - Chairman, Spartanburg School District 6 School Board of Trustees

This camera will shoot audience reaction shots as until the address by the salutatorian or valedictorian.  At that time the camera operator will turn the power off on their camera and proceed to the top floor of the press booth and will line up a shot of the announcer but will not power up the camera until the principal presents the award from the Spartanburg County Foundation to the valedictorian.

 

Address to Senior Class by Salutatorian or Valedictorian


Camera #9 instructions continued. 

 

Presentation of Award for Top GPA among Senior Class (2 persons at lectern)

This camera will power up, line up a shot of the announcer, and will start rolling tape prior on the announcer during the award presentation and certification of seniors. 

 

Certification of Seniors for Graduation (by principal)

 

Presentation of Diplomas

During the presentation of diplomas, this camera will obtain a shot of the camera operator as she reads the 1st few names.  At that time, the camera operator will turn the power off on this camera and will store it under the stairs in the entranceway of the press booth.  All roaming camera operators will meet in front of the home side concession stand to plan for the distribution of flyers on cars.  If enough camera teams are available, camera teams will change at this point.

 

When the last of the diplomas have been awarded there will be spontaneous applause from the audience and seniors will most likely stand and cheer.

Check your program for the name of the last graduates.  By the time the graduates whose last name begins with “W” are being introduced, roaming camera teams should be getting into position to obtain audience reaction shots when the last of the diplomas are handed out.  When the last diploma is handed out, all roaming cameras should be rolling to show the spontaneous cheer that will erupt from the audience.

 

Congratulations from principal

All roaming cameras should be looking for and obtaining audience reaction shots until the end of the ceremony.

 

Recitation of the Gaelic Blessing by principal

 

Changing of the Tassel by Senior Class President, Brenna Campbell 

 

Presentation of graduates by principal

(“Board members, Dr. Owings, faculty and staff, parents, and guests, it is my honor to present to you Dorman High Schools graduating class of 2005”)

 

Hats tossed

All roaming cameras should move as quickly as possible to the field to get as many hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc. as possible.

 

Good byes by principal

 

Hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, etc.* 

All cameras on platforms should be removed from their tripods and all cameras will be used to get the greetings, hugs, pictures, goodbyes, flowers, and so forth for 15 minutes after the ceremony is over.   Any crew members who is not operating a camera is required to be with a camera operator and act as a spotter for that camera operator… helping them to spot good shots.

Gather all equipment and meet at the platform along the wall.

15 minutes after the ceremony, all crewmembers should meet at the platform along the wall.  Bring all equipment to be loaded and transported.  All crew members help load and transport equipment to the 10-12 school and students may leave when all the equipment has been stored away.

Your commitment is to continue shooting for the 15 minutes after the ceremony and to transport and store equipment in the 10-12 school before leaving.

 you have additional questions about this site or the content of this site, please contact the class instructor, Ray Tedder, at Dorman High School.  The telephone number is (864)582-4347 at extention 1215.  Or you may email