DATA Junior and soon-to-be-senior Monico Castaneda took it upon himself to film and edit the 2014 CCHS graduation ceremony, releasing the video online himself.
The previous three graduations had been filmed by DATA student Jonathan Serna, but being in the ceremony this year meant that someone else would have to take on the project. In preparation, Jonathan worked with Monico for several weeks before graduation, covering equipment, techniques, and the challenges associated with shooting in low-light conditions.
This was also the first year that video was an integral part of the actual graduation ceremony, with a 30 foot video screen comprising the entire back portion of the stage. DATA student work was heavily featured in graduation, from the opening video to the backdrop for an International-themed flash mob performance.