Adobe at the Sydney Microsoft Store

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The close relationship between Adobe and Microsoft continued last week when the Microsoft’s Sydney flagship store in Pitt St was the venue for a special educator’s professional learning event titled – Animating with Adobe Character Animator.

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The teachers who attended this event, were introduced to Adobe Character Animator as a tool for doing real-time animation of 2D puppets made with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

These teachers (who were all from the NSW Department of Education)  were shown how to personalise a puppet with Photoshop, prior to animating it. Then they had fun recording a short animation by tracking their facial movements via the webcam.

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They exported their animations with Adobe Media Encoder and imported them into Adobe Premiere Pro to add special effects and enhance their clips.

Special thanks to the community team at Microsoft for helping to put this session together.

Adobe Day with Arthur Phillip High

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A number of senior secondary students from Arthur Phillip High School in Parramatta visited Adobe’s Sydney office for an Adobe Day.

Rob the robot made a special appearance to help quiz the students on their knowledge of Adobe as a company.

Then the students were introduced to the Adobe Spark tools (Spark Post, Spark Video & Spark Page) with a focus on producing a Spark Video about what they have learned about Adobe as a company.

The students had a tour of the office.

And met some interesting Adobe staff

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Following the tour, we went through a range of video editing techniques with Adobe Premiere Pro.

It was great to see what these talented students were able to produce in just a few hours of work-shopping with this industry standard application.

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Special thank you to Media teacher, Jesusa Mercado for organising this event for her students.


Click here to find out more about Adobe Days.