Apple has announced “a fun, free workshop where kids become filmmakers.”
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 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.
• All campers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of the Apple Camp workshop. Campers must also bring along a signed Camp Permission Statement (PDF) and a copy of their registration confirmation to attend.
More info via Apple.com here.
MacDailyNews Take: Not to be outdone, Microsoft today cobbled together a quickie webpage announcing “Microsoft Camp” where underprivileged children of Windows sufferers can cram into 19 usually-empty Apple Store replicas (located in the U.S.-only) and learn all about how to “Wipe and Rebuild Windows” and “How to Exchange Red Ring of Death Xboxes” from total dorks.
All dates, times, and sign up instructions for Microsoft’s summer camps will be announced “later this fall.”
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