A Weekend Hands-on Workshop
360/VR is blowing up! This 2-day event with hands-on training provides essential skills for producing 360/VR video. *We have very limited spots*
Introduction to Storytelling
For our first workshop, we will explore various aspects of 360/VR storytelling including scripting, perspective, interactivity, working with actors, spatialized sound, and storyboarding.
Brief information on budgeting, location scouting, permits, and scheduling. We will teach the importance how to properly prepare to create a professional looking project.
A hands-on overview of various 360/VR equipment. This includes a basic introduction to building 360 worlds with cameras, sound recording and tripods/rigs.
Shooting/Prototyping your 360/VR Film
You’ve planned your 360 cinematic project. Now, you’ll divide roles within your film team, check equipment and create a narrative experience working with our Showdown actors.
Putting it all together. Please bring your laptops *See requirements below*
360/VR filmmaking post-production where we will teach such as editing, plug-ins, sound design to create a new cinematic VR piece. We will include a very brief overview of stitching, (*please note we will not be doing actual stitching due to time constraints).
Publishing and distributing your new 360 piece.
It's time for a 360 cinematic VR Premiere! Enjoy viewing the piece with our group, while we offer constructive feedback/helpful tips for your future 360/VR projects.
Saturday, November 19th: 10:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M
Sunday, November 20th: 10:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M
VR production equipment is provided during the workshop.
All participants must bring their own WIFI-ready laptop for use during this workshop. You must upgrade your operating system to the latest version before attending the course so there are no issues.
You will need to sign up for a free 7-day trial of Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere) for use during the course.
Bring an external hard drive to store your video files if you have that. Not a problem if you do not.
Maria Fernanda Lauret is a VR shooter, editor and stitcher for HuffPost RYOT where she helps put the audience into virtual reality news stories and documentaries. She has made hundreds of short news videos for RYOT News - which have reached hundreds of millions of people. Her behind-the-scenes team is in charge of making sure the VR stories the audience see and experience are seamless. Maria is currently working on "Nuestro Marti" for Google.
Sherrie “Shero” Robertson is the founder of Blaze VR. Past clients in traditional film include Red Bull, Body Mints, Fuel Television (Fox), First Hawaiian Bank, Ma Cher, and Triple Crown of Surfing. She was recently invited to show “My Name is Te” virtual reality doc at the Sundance Lounge this coming January. Shero has also won several awards for her Virtual Reality storytelling/producing work including “Best in Show” at the SF VR hackathon and “Best Design” Google’s Project Tango hackathon. Dramatic feature script, Juke Box Hero, was a two-time Sundance Feature Film Lab finalist currently in post-production. Previously she produced/directed action sports surf movies that were picked up for U.S and international distribution. She was selected recently as one of Twitter's "40 People to Follow in VR" http://www.virtualumbrella.marketing/40-people-to-follow/