Every summer for the last few years, my son has participated in Apple’s free (and fantastic) Apple Camp. He has learned to make stop-motion animation movies (Lego, of course),
Camp attendees this year will learn to create a short film with music during the two days of camp, then will get to present their video at a film festival at the end of the week. Here’s a somewhat blurry photo of last year’s film festival, with Jackson’s stop-motion video playing on the screen:
I’d recommend you sign up quickly, though; space is limited and does run out every summer, and latecomers get put on cancellation lists but don’t always make it in. Children need to be ages 8-12 to participate, and parents will need to stay in the store during camp. Kids will also get a CD of their movie to take home, as well as other fun freebies that vary from year to year.
Click here http://www.apple.com/retail/learn/youth/ to be taken to the signup page. You’ll need to input your state (the Apple website only has US states available at this time), then select from a drop-down the location where you’d like your child to attend camp.
It’s been a great experience for our family. Each year Jackson’s moviemaking abilities improve and he learns different things that make his movies fun and watchable. We’ve so appreciated this cool service by Apple. Hope your family will love it too!