Apple Announces 2012 Summer Filmmaking Camps for Kids
As it has done in some previous years, Apple is again offering free summer camps for kids at its retail stores, focusing on filmmaking using iMovie. Each session of the camp, which is targeted at children ages 8-12, includes two 90-minute weekday workshops where students will learn about filmmaking and then create their films in iMovie using footage shot themselves. The session concludes with an optional Saturday morning film festival in which participants can screen their films for friends and family.
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.
The first camp groups begin on July 23, with stores offering as many as 12 separate groups between then and late August to help meet demand. Camps groups are, however, already filling up at some locations, and those interested in participating should move quickly to secure spots at the locations of their choice.
Signups are currently available for programs at Apple retail stores in the United States and Canada. Apple's European, Chinese, and Japanses sites indicate that schedules and signups should be coming soon for summer camps, while Australia will see its camps arrive in September.