Apple Announces 2013 Filmmaking Summer Camp for Kids
Apple has had free summer camps for kids in prior years and this summer Apple is focusing on making movies in iMovie. Kids ages 8-12 will learn how to make an original song in GarageBand on the iPad and put that music in their own movie made in iMovie on a Mac. Before you sing you kid up, you want to make sure he or she has a Mac with iMovie on it, a video camera, and a pair of headphones. You don’t need to bring a pair of headphone, but they would like it if you did.
The camp is three days. Day one and two will depend on what date range you choose, but day three will be on a Saturday. All three days will run for an hour and a half. When you signup, you can choose from either 9:00-10:30 A.M or 11:00 A.M-12:30 P.M.
On day one you will:
· Get an introduction to the basics of moviemaking, including creating a storyboard.
· Create an original soundtrack by making a song in GarageBand on an iPad.
· Prepare for shooting footage outside the store overnight or inside the store at the end of the workshop.
Day two will teach you how to:
· Get an introduction to iMovie — simple-to-use moviemaking software.
· Use a Mac to import and edit collected movie footage, incorporating stills and music.
· Create a film.
Finally, day three will hold the film festival. Kids can show off their own movies to their parents, relatives, and friends. However, participation in the event is optional. If you don’t want to come to the event you can take your movie home at the end of day two.
Camps start in mid July and run through early August, depending on which date you pick. You need to hurry and signup because there are only 12 groups at each location and the one closest to me is completely full. I wish I was young enough!