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Apple this summer to offer camp where kids can learn how to 'become filmmakers'


Apple this summer will be offering another film-focused session of Apple Camp where kids ages 8-12 will be able learn all the finer points about film production. The camp is free and takes place at Apple retail stores. On its website, Apple touts the camp as a fun workshop "where kids become filmmakers."

Over the course of three days, Apple employees will teach campers everything from creating a storyboard, to crafting a song in GarageBand and of course, how to film and subsequently edit video footage in iMovie. On the third and final day of each session, the camp will hold a film festival of sorts where kids will be able to showcase their films to friends and family.

Each session over the three-day period lasts 1.5 hours and parents interested in signing up their kids can check out Apple's website to see which dates still have openings. I checked a few Apple retail stores and it's advisable to sign up soon since spots already seem to be filling up quickly. It also seems that each participating retail store will offer 12 distinct three-day sessions with the first session slated to begin on July 15 and the last session set to begin on July 31.

Lastly, Apple notes that it will supply campers with all of the tools they'll need to get a film up and running. If possible, however, campers are encouraged to bring their own Mac and video camera.

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