The graduation services will be streamed in high definition with five separate cameras, as a part of the Video Production Center’s coverage of the event. One of the cameras mounted on a boom will allow a bird’s-eye view of the graduate receiving their diploma.
This stream can be accessed from home computers and, new this year, iPods, iPads and iPhones. Graduation will also be recorded and streamed in a new DVR format. This will allow viewers to rewind the ceremony if they were not able to access graduation from the beginning. The stream will automatically adapt to the computer or other outlet’s ability.
“These new features will provide those unable to attend, the best seat in the house,” said Dr. Ron Gilbert, producer of the event. Gilbert serves as the Lee University director of media services and is also an assistant professor of communication.
“Last year, our live stream was accessed from over 30 different countries and almost every state (in the U.S.),” shared Gilbert. “Each year we receive written thanks from parents and families of graduates that were able to watch their loved one receive their diploma without being present.”
Commissioning service will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Lee’s soccer field.
Dr. Eugene Habecker, president of Taylor University, will address graduates and guests at commencement Saturday morning at 9:30, also on the soccer field, weather permitting.
This live stream feature will be available for access through Lee’s website at www.leeuniversity.edu and clicking on the link provided on the home page.