Students show their creativity in the first KSU-only Adobe Creative Jam

Kenisa, Ga. (March 3, 2013) – The Kansas State University Adobe Creative Cup brought together hundreds of students in March to create videos that show how their experiences at KSU helped them grow.

Future, enthusiasm and strength are what the three winners said they found in their time at KSU.

Adobe Creative Jam challenges students to learn the first video editing program, Adobe Premiere Rush, on a short schedule and compete with each other to create one-minute videos. The theme of this year’s cup, first competing with KSU students, was “Find your _____. Find your wings.”

KSU was the largest single university in the country, with 335 students, faculty and staff involved, said Sarah Johnson, senior communications professor and director of Adobe Creative Jam. Johnson said registrars represent nine of the 50 major and 11 colleges at KSU. Nearly 80% of registrants have never used Adobe Premiere Rush.

Johnson added: “I think students expect these kinds of challenges when they get to higher education. , Internship projects and under the road, their profession. ” Johnson added. That rush learning is beneficial for students, regardless of whether they are older. “Most students now need to have a wide range of skills.”

The event kicked off March 2 at libraries on both campuses and was attended by Rush Workshop by Adobe Specialists. On March 23, students returned to the libraries in the film festival atmosphere to watch the winning videos and win raffle prizes, such as pillows, T-shirts, cell phone camera accessories and much more.

Johnson also said that students who participated received a “micro-documentation” badge that they would be able to display on their LinkedIn profiles to show future employers their new skill set.

All three winners – Junior Lily Carter, Noah Smith and Marielle Kennedy – were from Norman G. Rado College School of Humanities and Social Sciences Communication and Media.

Lily Carter and Noah Smith

Carter said her theme choice was “find your future. Find your wings,” after she came to love her growth since arriving as a newcomer.

“It was really exciting. One of the challenges had to be in front of the camera and behind the camera, but it was also a very interesting process,” Carter said. “When I called to say I won, I was shocked, but it shows that if you work hard, it pays off. I was very motivated throughout it. I was out every day to make a movie. .

Katherine Cowkinen, director of Rado College, said she is delighted that KSU students can participate in the jam to expand their digital literacy and acquire skills, such as at Adobe Creative Suite. These programs, she said, are becoming increasingly important to our 21st century workforce.

“As Dean, I am committed to identifying effective professional development opportunities for our students throughout the College. Competition during the Creative Cup serves as part of their preparation for a sustainable job market,” Cocaine said. . “The collection of photography, video, design, web, and social media apps expands the opportunities for communication, collaboration, and the creation and sharing of digital content.”

The event was sponsored by Rado College in partnership with KSU Libraries. To watch the videos submitted by this year’s winners, as well as a reminder, visit the Creative Center page.

– By Thomas Hartwell
Photos by Jason Gates

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