Adobe Day – Merrimac State High School – Gold Coast


It was a great pleasure to be on the the Gold Coast in Queensland to spend Monday June 3 at Merrimac State High School with Adobe Education Leader Rose Duggan and group of her talented media students.


The focus of this Adobe Day was animating with Adobe Character Animator and creating a short video story with Adobe Premiere Pro.

The great thing about Character Animator is that it allows for real-time animation because facial features can be tracked by any web-cam.


The students were challenged to work with a small team to create a short story that featured at least one digital puppet and, if possible, the incorporation of human talent via a green screen.


I was very impressed with what the students achieved in a relatively short amount of time. Even though some of the groups didn’t have a finished product at the end of the day, what they achieved in the process of design, collaboration and creativity was very impressive.