Posted by Georgina Trevor
Posted on 11 May 2012
Arts For Life's term got of to a sweet start with a trip to our local Apple store in Cabot Circus. I visited the Apple store a few months back to see if the genius' at the genius bar could help us with a few problems we were having (one of which was an ominous clicking sound come from deep within one of our Mac books). Being a mac-phobe I was pretty helpless but the guys at apple were really helpful and even looked at two of our Macs for free. When we mentioned we were from a Young People's charity they even offered us a load of free services, one of which was their field trip scheme. We jumped at the chance to have some techy types help us figure out how to work the equipment and then we found out that even better for us they were running sessions in creative apple software!
The focus of this term's Artworks sessions is animation; we use imovie to make our short films. The guys from apple suggested that we come to them with some props and experiment with stop frame and imove on their mega Macs. With their guidance we managed to create three sequences and stitch them together with music and effects, he even taught us how to make the opening credits.
It was really great to have the chance to mess around knowing that there was someone who knew everything there is to know about macs just in case we got stuck and it was even better to be able to sit in the apple store in a VIP roped off area just for us. The Artworks students were all presented with free t-shirts and a certificates and we all left knowing a lot more than when we arrived.
The Apple team were as efficiant, dynamic and user friendly as the producs they sell in store and all of us had a really great time!