Archive for October, 2013

Premiere Pro CC: Building easy slideshows

I can’t wait until the day when people are no longer scared of the Adobe Premiere Pro and it’s interface. The truth is that Premiere is just like all of our other applications. They require users to learn a small amount about the application, and then they are totally enthusiastic about what they can create. “If you can imagine it, you can create it.”

One thing that I suggest is that people ease themselves into Premiere Pro by first learning how to make a slideshow video using some JPEG images from your cell phone or another camera. It teaches you how to interact with the interface and simple timeline editing like trimming. Continue reading…

Adobe for Academic Use

Often as we meet with faculty and staff at higher education institutions we are asked about the relevance of Adobe applications on campus. Adobe Acrobat is certainly seen as a tool that nearly everyone uses to effectively share electronic documents and forms. However, Adobe’s creative tools like Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, etc. are seen as being used by only those in niche programs.

With more and more people online and using mobile devices as well as video increasingly being used to share ideas and information, more robust digital communication skills are needed. Faculty and staff can develop a variety of digital content to enhance student engagement both in the classroom and online. Students can “round out” their skillset to demonstrate to prospective employers their ability to communicate through video, web content, and mobile apps regardless of their degree.

Adobe For Academics Web Site Screenshot

A fantastic resource showcasing the use of Adobe creative tools in an academic setting can be found at www.adobeforacademics.com. This site hosts an ever-increasing number of academic projects including sample assets. Additionally, you can filter the types of projects displayed by digital content (activity), academic discipline, or Adobe application (product). Take a look, try some of the projects, and let us know what you think!