All 95 Year 9 & 10 media students at Our Lady of Mercy College had an all-day incursion with me this week focused on enhancing their video literacy skills with Adobe Premiere Pro.
The girls used a mix of footage that I provided for them and footage that they captured themselves to create a video story. They learned some of the basic editing tools within Premier Pro as well as some of the more advanced techniques that help add to the quality any video production.
I shared with them that video is now considered a literacy and that 70% of all Internet traffic today is via video thanks to sites like YouTube and Vimeo. I told the girls that, these days, it is almost as important to be able to make a quality video as it is to be able read & write.
For just about all of these students, it was the first time they have used Adobe Premiere Pro, so I was very impressed with what they were able to achieve with just one days training.
Special thanks to Mrs Kristy Treloar and the multimedia teachers at Our Lady of Mercy College for organising this incursion. I am looking forward to visiting again next year and seeing what the students have been able to achieve with their new video literacy skills.