I’ve been shooting Marian’s Commencement Ceremonies for Full Blown Productions for several years now. Randy Kinsley and Kristen Smith, owners of Full Blown, are old friends, so it’s always fun to work with them.
It’s a quick and easy set-up and breakdown. The shoot is about a half hour of the graduates walking in and taking their seats, and a few speeches, but once the graduates start getting their diplomas, there is so many of them, that all each cameraman has to do is to frame up their shot and lock down their camera.
The director will just switch back and forth between shots while will we stand guard over our cameras for 2 hours and twiddle our thumbs. Easy pay day.