When Appalachian State University in North Carolina hosted its first Appal iMovie Fest this fall, the theme was “capturing a moment of change” in the freshman experience, according to an article in
The purpose was to encourage creativity in students and facilitate multimedia learning, said Nikki Crees, assistant director of freshman learning communities and one of the iMovie program directors. Fifty-five students from various freshmen learning communities made 11 teams creating films. Each team submitted a proposal for their film and was then given equipment, including an iBook with iMovie and a digital video camera.
The completed movies were submitted on Nov. 7 and judged based “on creativity in capturing a moment of change, innovative use of technology, videography, editing, relevance, creativity of the story and quality of performances.” The Appalachian reported. The films were shown at the Nov. 13 Movie Premiere Night.
Members of the winning team won an iPod. Second place winners took home Creature Speakers while on the third place team were given apparel from the university bookstore. All participants won T-shirts. All prizes were sponsored by Apple computer and the Appalachian bookstore, The Appalachian said.
Details about the 2003 Appal iMovie Fest — and upcoming fests — can be found at the
contest Web site.