…more info soon!
…more info soon!
Well, it was actually just two mornings, but the Stephens boys attended two sessions at the Apple Store
at Penn Square this week: music (GarageBand) and movies (iMovie). We’ve played around with GarageBand before so they knew most of the tricks, but they both really had a lot of fun creating their own movie. Each boy was teamed up with a partner – Devon made a music video (with lasers!) and Nate did a drama about alien invasion (also with lasers!) Nate’s even had a surprise ending that showed some good creativity, but unfortunately the DVD they burned was missing all the dialog. I think we’re going to rip it back into iMovie and see if we can do some ADR. This could be the next generation of CMP here!
My overall impressions of the “camp” were good. I signed the boys up knowing that there would be a bit of a sales pitch, but it was minimal. The leaders had a script they were following, and had to show us the iTunes store and how one could purchase things (with a parent’s permission, of course!) If we weren’t already Mac owners, I’m sure I’d already be feeling some pressure to at least consider an Apple computer, and I feel confident that was one of the primary goals of the event. The leaders were obviously teaching the classes for the first time, but they were probably college-aged or slightly older and related well with the children. It was disappointing to not be able to experience Nate’s DVD the way he’d envisioned it, but that should be a lesson that sticks with him about checking his work. The boys now have cool Apple T-shirts, and a couple patches like the photo above. The only real negative about the event was the lack of chairs – we were standing for the entire 2.5 hours each day, which got a bit old.