A week after our contributor workshop with students from Academy of Art in San Francisco, we held a second workshop for students at Full Sail in Orlando.
We partnered with the EDU Customer Success Manager for Florida, Patrick Koster, to engage faculty and recruit senior level students. The objectives were the same as for our SF workshop: to build excitement among film and photography students to contribute to Adobe Stock, and for faculty to introduce a "Shooting for Stock" class in their curriculum going forward.
For this workshop, we also introduced creating stock footage and invited one of Adobe Stock's featured videographers, John Farr of Stock Footage as one of the speakers and to assist with the video shoot.
John Farr presented his path to success as a stock video contributor and talked about taking advantage of footage opportunities whenever they present themselves. He finished by playing a showreel of his amazing, stunning work. Goosebumps in the audience!
Paul McAniff, our video outreach specialist, gave an interactive "Lighting on the cheap" demo with one of the students as model.
Inside Lake Eola house
Students then worked in small groups to provide peer critique before uploading their selected content on the Stock contributor portal.
Examples of the content students submitted
Students L-O-V-E-D the workshop, one of them even said "this was the best day of my life". Well, we sincerely hope he'll have many better days in the future, but we'll take it :-).
Faculty committed to adding "Shooting for stock" to their curriculum - yay!
Our Adobe EDU colleagues found this so valuable that they'd like us to present the workshop format at the Adobe Education Summit in July. And they all professed to having learned a lot, which is the best compliment!
We'll now monitor the success of the students over the next 6 months in terms of upload frequency and sales. We have high hopes for great quality content, three of our participants won the Creative Jam that same evening!
Special thanks to Full Sail faculty, especially Pete Episcopo and Bob Truett who made this workshop possible. Also a big thank you to our Adobe EDU team, Patrick Koster, Jim Babbage and Steve Adler for their support!
The secret sauce to the successful workshop - the most talented and funny presenters around: Mat, Terry, Jim and Paul!