Apple Summer Camp Teaches Kids How To Become Filmmakers

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Every year Apple does a summer camp for kids at its U.S. retail stores. The free workshops teach 8-12 year olds how to make movies and music with iMovie and Garageband. Camp sessions begin around the middle of July and last through the beginning of August in some cases. There are two workshop days that culminate with an Apple Camp Film Festival.

At 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. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so sign up now for a super-creative adventure.

This is a great opportunity for a young one who may be interested in filmmaking. The camp is about more than just software; students will be taught the basics of storyboarding and will have hands-on time shooting video for their projects in and around the Apple stores.

Apple says that campers need to bring their own Mac, camera, and earphones. Apple will provide all of the training and software for free.

Visit Apple’s website to sign up for a camp at your local Apple Store. Kids under 13 must be accompanied to all workshops by a parent or legal guardian. Many of the camps have already filled up, so don’t wait to sign your kid up.

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  • theobserving

    When I worked there, I taught these camps one summer. Probably the most fun I had working there. Kids are really interested in learning this stuff – the little they don’t already know – and do amazing work.

    I would strongly recommend people get on this straight away, because they fill up crazy fast. We’d have wait lists twice the size of the class for each camp.

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