Mayoral Inauguration 2011
Officials at Stafford Borough Council asked Humanoid to capture the highlights of the annual mayoral inauguration, including the ceremony, church service and high street parade.
We used a 2-camera setup to make sure nothing was missed, with one camera covering the action while the other set up at the next location. A microphone onstage recorded the ceremony.
The 3-minute highlights edit was a popular memento: a DVD of the video with a longform edit of the ceremony was presented to Stafford’s new Mayor Stan Highfield to mark the occasion.
Humanoid caught video highlights of a very special event this Sunday, as the citizens of Stafford lined the streets to celebrate the inauguration of James Stanley Highfield of Stone, Staffordshire as the new mayor of Stafford Borough.
After donning his ceremonial gowns and chain at Stafford’s Gatehouse Theatre, Highfield delivered a warm address to the assembled dignitaries, telling them “we have a borough, frankly, all of us should be proud of”.
Also inaugurated was Mayoress Frances Knight – a dear friend of Highfield’s – who joined him in Market Square as a parade of Stafford’s military and civilians saluted his commencement. The mayoral procession worshipped in St. Mary’s church before retiring to the civic offices, where the mayor performed his first official act: a toast to the Queen.
Humanoid captured the excitement and pageantry every step of the way, creating a short film to commemorate Highfield’s initiation as the latest to hold the historic office of the mayor.
Click the link below to watch the event highlights video for the 2011 Mayoral Inauguration.