In April 2008, I wrote a forum post in the Creative Cow forums about using automator to automate the creation of some image sequences for a football quiz show. The editor of Creative Cow eventually contacted me about making that post an article for Creative Cow. Since then, I've continued using Automator to ease my workload of repetitive tasks but somehow the use of this timesaving tool never seems to have taken off.
I realize that this is in part due to the overly technical nature of my post and the lack of 'proof of concept'. To that end, here's a video of how I've been using Automator, and a prepared excel spreadsheet, to automate graphic super replacement for an episode of Glitch, one of the shows I am currently working on. [less