A group of media students from Ceders Christian College, near Wollongong, NSW got up early on Wednesday 4th April and made their way to Adobe’s Sydney office for an Adobe Day focused on video literacy with Premiere Pro and Photoshop.
Adobe Days usually involve students either on an excursion to the Adobe Office or an incursion when an Adobe expert visits a school or university to help student enhancing their digital literacy skills.
The students were very impressed with the views of Sydney from the 27th floor. It is always exciting to give students an aim to reach for, especially for those interested in working for a multi-national company in the future.
We started the session by looking at the way Adobe Character Animator can be used to animate a puppet by tracking facial movements via a webcam. Character Animator became a fully fledged part of the Adobe Creative Cloud in October last year.
Then I introduced the students to the power and potential of Adobe Premiere Pro as a communication tool. They learned a wide range of video editing techniques with this application that is now considered the industry standard in the world of TV and video production.
After the morning tea beak, the students went on a tour of the Adobe office. A couple of the students enjoyed a short game of table tennis with me and they had the opportunity to meet some of the Adobe staff, including (Adobe Founders Award winner, Michael Stoddart).
By the end of the day, the students each developed a video story with both Premiere Pro and Photoshop.
Adobe’s agreement with AISNSW has allowed independent schools in NSW (and also in other regions) the opportunity to access Adobe software for their students and staff. With video production now being considered as important as reading and writing, these students have developed some communication skills that will benefit them in the future.
Special thank you to Ceder’s media teacher Jessica Barsenbach for organising this excursion.
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