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Young Bay Area Filmmakers From Camp Edmo Shine at Macworld 2010Technology Tradeshow Giant to Showcase Kid-Created Animated Shorts February 9-13 in San Francisco (February 08, 2010)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/10 -- Young campers turned filmmakers will experience the chance of lifetime as they see their movies, created at summer camp, on screens at Macworld 2010, February 9-13, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Macworld will showcase five short films created by 4th -8th graders of Camp Edmo -- an educational Bay Area summer day camp that focuses on art, science, music and animation. The films, created on MacBooks, will be shown throughout the venue on more than 40 plasma screens during the five-day event.
"It's always rewarding to see children using technology to express themselves," added Paul Kent, vice president and general manager for Macworld 2010. "We are proud to be able to showcase the talent and energy put forth by these inspiring Camp Edmo filmmakers."
"We are thrilled to be part of Macworld 2010," said Sharon Mor, co-founder of Camp Edmo. "For our campers, this will be an exciting experience. Their work, talent, and creativity will be viewed by everyone who attends the expo and the kids will have a chance to experience a world-class event."
The following short films will be shown in the West and North Halls during Macworld 2010:
-- "Indiana Jones & the Shiny Water Jewel" by Ruby & Jessica, 5th grade of San Francisco -- "Eraser Chase" by Adam, Eli & Emile, 7th & 8th grades of San Francisco -- "Stone Plate" by Russell & Adrian, 4th & 5th grades of San Francisco -- "Ship Wreck" by Coleman, 5th grade of San Francisco -- "Ravenous Worm" by Dean, Min, and Johnny, 5th & 6th grades of San Francisco
Camp Edmo, along with Zeum, the leading non-profit multimedia arts and technology museum in San Francisco, and professional animator instructors, provided young summer campers with a well-designed animation curriculum and program. Children learned many aspects of filmmaking including writing scripts, drawing storyboards, painting sets, and building characters. Campers learned how to use different stop-motion animation skills and techniques such as how to film clay animation, how to bring their toys to life, and how to create an animated comic strip. They filmed scenes, recorded sound and edited their final product on MacBooks using FireWire Camera, iMovie audio + text, iStopMotion for OSX, and iMovie HD.
About Camp Edmo:
Camp Edmo is a nonprofit K-5 summer day camp featuring hands on Arts & Science, Animation and Recreation. Since the first camp opened in 2004, Edmo has partnered with the Bay Area's top museums to provide inquiry-based enrichment to K-5th grade youth. Camper activities are designed by the Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) and Zeum.
Camp Edmo was voted by readers as both Best Day Camp and Most Inspiring Enrichment Program in Bay Area Parent magazine in 2009. Camp Edmo has locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information on Camp Edmo, go to www.campedmo.com.
Macworld 2010 (www.macworldexpo.com) is a five-day event that educates, entertains and immerses attendees in the Apple products community. A comprehensive expo hall offers access to hundreds of Mac products and services, paired with expert advice, demonstrations and instruction. Macworld 2010 conference programs feature industry leading minds, presenting cutting edge product training on the topics attendees most want to see. From Mac Power Users to creative professionals to first-time users to Enterprise computing professionals, Macworld 2010 has the conference content, special presentations and exhibit hall attractions that create what has been called "Mecca for Mac Users."
NOTE TO EDITORS AND PRODUCERS: B-roll, high-res images and interviews with filmmakers and Camp Edmo spokespeople available upon request.
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