As Singapore adapts to live with COVID-19, virtual events have become a norm –– many educational institutions have moved their graduations online for live streaming. In this article, we explain the rationale behind the exponential increase in virtual graduation productions in Singapore, as well as compile examples of superlative virtual graduation live streaming productions in Singapore where we include a brief overview of what makes them exemplary.
Why You Should Host a Virtual Graduation Live Stream in Singapore
It is still uncertain what may be the best way to host a graduation ceremony due to the erratic influx of COVID-19 cases in Singapore. While many schools may consider hosting in-person events at reduced capacity, or hybrid events, it is unequivocally conspicuous that virtual graduation live streaming is the best option when pitted against the former options.
Why do we think that is the case? Well, even with vaccinations rolling out worldwide, in-person events continue to pose a risk to those participating. As much as people incandescently desire to resume their pre-COVID-19 life, their health and safety is still a large concern. Additionally, hosting a virtual graduation live stream has inherent benefits that an in-person graduation ceremony may fail to offer.
Read on as we list the different benefits of a virtual graduation live stream.
1. Virtually Unlimited Capacity
Do you remember how each student was only allowed to invite a pair or a small group of family members? Now, students can share their big day with a larger group of loved ones. By eradicating the physical venue, you can build on your graduation ceremony’s capacity liberally.
On top of that, graduating students and their families can log in from anywhere in the world. This allows international students and families, who may have been unable to travel back, the opportunity to log in and participate in their loved one’s virtual graduation ceremony.
2. Low Cost
Costs are actually saved twofold with virtual graduation ceremonies. That means you — the organizer — save on the cost of catering, printing materials, renting gowns, and any other costs associated with in-person graduations. This frees up your budget for other priorities.
Secondly, students and families save on the cost of travel and accommodations spent when attending a grad ceremony. Alleviating these financial burdens may incentivize students to attend who otherwise might not have.
3. On-Demand Graduation Ceremony
Keep the event available for students who couldn’t attend the live event, or if they’d like to relive the festivities with their families afterwards. You can keep all your materials and presentations up on your event site for long after the virtual graduation live streamings have ended. This is a marvellous way to make your event more inclusive and allow more students to join, regardless of their schedule.
Now that we have established the advantages of virtual graduation ceremonies, let us delve into noteworthy virtual graduation live streaming video productions in Singapore.
Note: The following video productions are not produced by our team.
Best Virtual Graduation Live Streaming Video Productions in Singapore
Virtual graduation live streaming video productions can be found on different social media channels. We share some of the best ones we have unveiled.
Note: The following video productions are not produced by our team.
SIM La Trobe University’s Virtual Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
The entire length of SIM La Trobe University’s virtual graduation ceremony is extremely seamless, with few to no interferences at all. The voiceover throughout the ceremony was articulate and conspicuous as well. Its graphics and animations were simple and well-designed, with the graduate’s photo appearing on the right, their names at the bottom and the degree they graduate with on the left.
On top of that, guest speakers like the Principal of La Trobe University were invited to speak at the graduation ceremony. Coupled with appropriate animated music, this virtual graduation ceremony is one to remember.
NUS IOI 2021’s Virtual Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
NUS IOI 2021’s virtual ceremony is one without any interferences and interruptions as well. Even though several guest speakers from overseas are invited to speak at the ceremony, they are exceptionally clear when seen on the screen (You may refer to 1:11:47 mins). The animations and graphic texts are appropriate for the occasion as well.
Yale-NUS College’s Virtual Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
Yale-NUS College has moved their graduation ceremony online as well. Like the previous two virtual graduation live streams, this virtual ceremony is graced with the seamless integration of footage from different sources. One element that stood out for me in this graduation live stream is –– well-timed subtitles are provided, catering to a more inclusive audience.
NTU’s Virtual Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
NTU’s virtual graduation live stream is consistently smooth as well. What baffles me was that during a singing performance in the live stream, all 5 singers were at different locations. However, there were no awkward pauses that may render the performance mediocre. Instead, the entire performance was superlatively seamless. There was also a play with different frames during the performance, which may recapture the audience’s attention to the screen.
James Cook University’s Virtual Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
The audio quality of this graduation live stream is impeccable. All speakers spoke articulately and could be heard clearly. Unlike the aforementioned virtual graduation live streams, James Cook University displayed their graduands names in a single frame.
SMU’s Virtual Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
SMU’s physical graduation ceremony was live-streamed online. Similarly, this graduation ceremony live stream was smooth with few to no interferences at all. The camera angles during speeches on-stage, and during the collection of the degrees were appropriate as well.
SUSS’s Virtual Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
Similar to SMU, SUSS’s physical graduation ceremony was live-streamed online as well. Their virtual graduation live stream was smooth and the camera angles were appropriate. Some portions of the virtual graduation ceremony were embellished with subtitles.
SIT’s Virtual Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
SIT’s physical graduation ceremony was live-streamed online too, where its ceremonial activities segued wonderfully. If subtitles were incorporated in this live stream, the virtual graduation ceremony will be greatly enhanced.
Singapore Polytechnic’s Graduation Live Stream Video, Singapore
Singapore Polytechnic has taken the opportunity to live-stream its physical graduation ceremony in May this year. The quality of this graduation live stream video was impeccable, its footage in HD and its audio immensely articulate. The graphics were appropriate as well during principal Mr Soh Wai Wah’s address––with SP’s signature red banner introducing its principal and perceptible 2021 graduation logo.
When the graduands ascended on stage to collect their diplomas, the camera angles were appropriate as they captured the graduands’ faces distinctly.
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