This workshop is open to all Swinburne students and staff and will introduce you to story-telling with video using Adobe Rush. You’ll learn the basics of capturing material on your phone, importing into Rush, and basic story-telling and editing to create a seamless video.

Inspired by the success of Swinburne’s first STEM-themed public speaking competition, Start Talking, this workshop is all about matching Adobe tools with impactful communication in a digital (and COVID) world!

While this Adobe Rush workshop will focus on science communication, its content can be used across any communication topic! So, whether you're creating a video presentation for the Start Talking 2020 science competition or communicating to a wider audience, this workshop is for you.

Facilitated by Adobe experts Jason Grant and Chris Hansen, this workshop is a partnership between FSET’s Student Engagement team, the Communication for Scientists teaching team and Swinburne’s Digital Literacies hub.

Jason works as an Adobe Senior Solution Consultant across Australia and New Zealand. With nearly 30 years of creative experience in both the publishing and advertising industries he works today with Adobe’s customers to help enable them on maximising their design workflows and content production, particularly around UX and customer experiences.

Chris is one of Adobe’s Senior Solution Consultants and has been using Adobe’s Creative Cloud products for over 15 years. Starting his career as a graphic/digital designer in media working on Australia’s largest breaking news website and newspaper, he then moved to Telstra where he managed the delivery of digital content across their Australian customer insight centres. He is now working with Adobe’s customers to ensure you develop deeper connections with Adobe’s products.

About Start Talking 2020

To create real change, we need more than just brilliant scientific minds. We need leaders, deep thinkers, adventurers, inspirers, innovators, entrepreneurs, game-changers and science communicators. Students need to be trained to contribute to social change as global citizens and communicate these ideas professionally.

To Register:

  • Submit a 300-word (max) outline of your STEM idea for your video presentation during Week 7 and 8 of Semester 2 2020, via email:
  • Mentoring for the video recording will be provided by Adobe's Digital Coaches, and will begin Week 9 

Start Talking Competition 2020

  • Required file for submission: Create a 4-minute video of your presentation on the STEM concept
  • Submission Date: By 5pm Monday 12th October
  • Live online event: 5pm Thursday 15th October


  • $400 Judges’ Choice
  • $100 Judges’ Choice
  • 3 x $50 participant prizes

Contact Information

Dr Bita Zaferanloo
03 9214 8214