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.

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106 months ago

This may result in more unemployed, self-proclaimed hipster "filmmakers" uploading trash to Vimeo.


Yup. :rolleyes: God forbid kids get creative and have a little fun.
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106 months ago

This may result in more unemployed, self-proclaimed hipster "filmmakers" uploading trash to Vimeo.


Worried they might make a better movie than you?
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106 months ago

This may result in more unemployed, self-proclaimed hipster "filmmakers" uploading trash to Vimeo.


bad day :-) ?
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106 months ago
Apples boot camp.
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106 months ago
GOOD! Indie films are the only films worth watching anymore. This is what we need.
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106 months ago
+ kids can have fun and be creative
+ parents buy apple stuff for their movie-maker children

this is win-win, no matter how much evil you could read into it.
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