Live Streaming Graduations Across the District

Impact KIHS Broadcasting students prepare for the La Quinta High School graduation stream

Impact KIHS Broadcasting students prepare for the La Quinta High School graduation stream

Not only was this the first year that each of the four comprehensive high schools in DSUSD (Indio, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and Shadow Hills) had live multi-camera high definition streams of their graduation ceremonies– the streams at each school were run by Impact KIHS Broadcasting students.

Students gained real-world live production experience through the setup and production of complex live broadcast streams using up to five separate cameras. The live streams allowed for graduating students to share the experience with friends and family who were unable to attend, and provides a simple way to look back and rewatch the ceremonies. 

Students were able to control cameras and audio from a mobile control room behind the stage

Students were able to control cameras and audio from a mobile control room behind the stage

This large and complex project was made possible through support from the DSUSD Technology Department, which provided training, equipment, and support. As a result, Impact students are now able to conduct live multi camera broadcasts from just about any location– opening a wide range of possibilities for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.