** This clip has a tiny glitch (at the 0:08 second mark) in the opening intro due to a rendering bug in iMovie when exporting at the "Medium" file size. This was beyond my control but will NOT affect the finished product. My only solution was to export the clip at a lower resolution and upload it again here: vimeo.com/20260968 **
Title: Graduation Summit Version 3.0 (Glitchy Intro)
Quality: Medium (Greater than Mobile)
Notes: The final clip will be HD, this Medium Quality export is just for online review.
Background: This video was pieced together from 2 different sources. A majority was shot by hand with an HD Flip cam (hence the poor audio) and a short segment was shot with an iPhone 3GS (indicated by the corresponding lower thirds).
The video was originally collected very casually. It was not known at the time that the video would be distilled down and used as a record of the event. I was shooting this footage while walking around the room and the battery died midday. Therefore certain segments of the Graduation Summit simply were not captured at all.
Only a few minutes of the day were captured using a tripod so the footage left to work with was raw, and the camerawork was shaky and unsteady. I did my best to stabilize the shaky segments in iMovie. I like to use animated transitions sparingly, but there were a lot of breaks in the action so it felt appropriate to increase the number of transitions in this clip. Also, the voiceover was recorded by a student on their laptop microphone (hence the audio quality of that segment).
But... They say the best camera is the one you have with you, so this is what we have.