No Streaming for Lantern Parade

No Streaming for Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade na mamayang gabi!

Someone from the Office of the President called me today and inquired of our webcast plans (if any) for today. Since i’ve got no equipment, aside from the QTSS itself, it got me reminded of my frustration over the matter.

Since taking charge of the streaming service of UPCC in March/April this year, it’s been my wish to webcast either one of two prestigious UP events, (1) the graduation rites or (2) the lantern parade. I’ve missed the first one, mainly because there was no request/coordination whatsoever for us to do the project. Neither with this lantern event, but should there have been, i still can’t do the webcast.

I wanted this to be shown through the web for the alumni/students/faculty who can’t be in UP today to personally watch it. The quality may not be that good (sorry we have limited bandwidth), but still that could be something to look forward to. It’s not just the normal lantern parade. It’s the Centennial Lantern Parade, the culmination of the events not just for this year’s month-long Christmas celebration leading to UP’s centennial celebration next year. The theme of the celebration is Sandaang Pasko, Nandito na Tayo, boosting the UP pride as we celebrate 100 years of academic excellence.

It’s not my fault per se, but the frustration’s still building up as i write this entry. I wish i had the Powerbook back. I’ve already let pass 4 webstreaming requests since the PB broke down in September. Well if it’s any consolation, we will be able to webcast some of the events during the centennial celebration, particulary the Centennial lectures (although most of the on-site work is another unit’s responsibility).

Well we’ll just have to do without the internet technology this time. The Parade starts at 2PM today. Please visit the Diliman campus if you wish to see the event.

Update:
It did happen after all! The webstreaming of the Lantern Parade (with a few hours notice) was good. I’m happy we managed to pull this off.
Some shots on the next post. 😉

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