Surf Coast Secondary College

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Surf Coast Secondary College is located in picturesque Torquay, Victoria. I found this school to be a very positive community where both students and staff enjoyed working in modern learning spaces surrounded by the beauty of Victoria’s coast line. The Bass Strait ocean is in view from this school which is a jewel in the crown of Victorian Government education.


I had the pleasure of spending a day with a group of Year 9 students, working on a range of multimodal applications within the Adobe Creative Cloud.


We started the day playing with a beta version of the new Adobe Character Animator which became available with the July 2015 version of Adobe After Effects. This is an animation tool that controls animated characters by tracking facial movements via the computer’s web cam.


We then had a play with Adobe Voice & Adobe Slate (Multimodal touch apps) in between of a few tips and tricks with Photoshop.

The bulk of the day was then spent working with Adobe Premier Pro with an aim to enhance the students video editing skills.


I was very impressed with the way the students picked up the required techniques and the way they developed some very creative outcomes.