Sign your kids up for Apple movie camp! This camp is FREE and fun for kids ages 8-12. (Confession: I don’t do any of my own video, my kids do using the skills they’ve learned at previous Apple camps.)
Camps happen nationwide. At the Christiana Mall, camp sessions start the week of July 15th and run through the week of July 31st. Think fast! First come first serve (one camp session per kid).
Camp description from the website:
Day One (1.5 hours)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.