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Apple Camp A fun, free workshop where kids become filmmakers.
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Apple Camp A fun, free workshop where kids become filmmakers.

Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 1.51.26 PMAt Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival.

 

Apple camp is a fun workshop spread over three days:

Day One (1.5 hours)

  • img-002_retina-362f14b9bfc000448fc0be735a42c586Get 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.

On day one, Apple Camp also includes an optional, one-hour Parents Workshop that will focus on using and setting parental controls on the Mac. Registration is not required.

Day Two (1.5 hours)

  • img-003_retina-2305f8bd6c20b3e1e77e1c9a3bae63c1Get 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.

With guidance from Apple Camp Counselors, kids will use iMovie — part of the iLife suite of creativity applications built into every Mac — to create, edit, and produce their films.

Day Three (Saturday morning, 1.5 hours)

  • img-004_retina-0c6fdcd75b90b2fdeb570a526984d7ddFilm Festival

Kids will have the opportunity to showcase their movies to invited parents, relatives, and friends. Participation in the festival is optional. Campers can take their completed movies home at the end of day two, if they prefer.

This is an opportunity you will not want your to miss but you have to move quickly as space in limited and the available spaces go quickly. The workshops are hosted at a Apple Store near you to to find your store and register look here: Canada English, Canada French(Quebec only) and USA

The Apple Retail Store where you attend Apple Camp will supply all the necessary tools to create your film. However, we encourage campers to bring their own Mac with OS X installed, a digital or video camera, and earphones. This helps campers become more familiar with their own cameras as they shoot film footage outside the store.

 

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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