I don't have a lot to say about Sen. Obama's speech; I was busy running the graphics for the webcast to do a lot of on-the-spot analysis. Colin McEnroe was there and wrote fine words about it.
So instead, some pictures.
Our home for the proceedings, a small tent located at the far front left of the field, behind the media.
Here's my view of the proceedings, during Sen. Obama's speech; the media area in between us.
The Wesleyan Taiko drummers were pretty incredible, providing accompaniment for the processionals.
The hillside overlooking the commencement field, open to the public, which filled up, This was taken early in the morning, about 9:00 a.m.
A screenshot from the webcast. My job was to create the lower third graphics (keys) - typically these are done with a device called a Chyron (in a video production truck) but since we had a portable system (fly pack) without a Chyron, I put the graphics together in PowerPoint.
It's reassuring to watch the guys with rifles climbing onto the roof right behind you....this is serious stuff...
And more sharpshooters, keeping watch from the roof of the building behind the podium.