Apple Announces 2012 Summer Filmmaking Camps for Kids

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    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.

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    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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    I bet some people are surprised they aren't offering the kids lessons in Final Cut Pro X. :D
     
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    If any parents are interested, these things do fill up quickly...
     
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    GOOD! Indie films are the only films worth watching anymore. This is what we need.
     
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    Getting the kids hooked while they're young, eh?

    JK, i'm jealous. I wish we could've afforded cool tech gadgets when i was a kid...
     
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    The purpose of this is presumably to get the parents to buy a mac for their filmmaker kid.
     
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    It's free. They don't need to have iPads or Macs to participate.
     
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    This may result in more unemployed, self-proclaimed hipster "filmmakers" uploading trash to Vimeo.
     
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    That's what I thought as soon as I read it. This seemed appropriate :D

    http://youtu.be/AGbMG8ZGJC8
     
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    Yup. :rolleyes: God forbid kids get creative and have a little fun.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    Worried they might make a better movie than you?
     
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    bad day :) ?
     
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    I'm still at least 12 years away from having kids that could do this, I imagine, but I'm curious anyways... Are there any parents on the forums that send their kids to these? Any thoughts on it... Impacts on the kid, impacts on you and your spouse?

    Is it normal for parents to stick around or do they just drop off the kids, take off for 90 minutes, and return to pick them up?
     
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    + 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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    Fine by me as long as it's not on YouTube.

    Also, I think NigaHiga and Smosh were unprofessional. I mean, their stuff is uploaded in 240p and obviously made in iMovie (as opposed to pro software). So a few guys will end up having great videos. Maybe they'll know not to export in low quality haven taken this class.
     
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    Star Trek isn't indie, so that is proven false. :D
     
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    Hey, it beats what I saw Apple doing for little kids at MacWorld Expo years ago... letting them play around with Quake III Arena at full gore level!
     
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    I may well have been there! :D
     
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    Death to the MPAA!
     
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    Whoever made that graphic needs to go back to graphic design school. The "apple camp" inside the movie board should be tilted at the same angle as the board "constellation"
     

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