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360 Video Stitching with Kolor Workshop

This in-depth, two-day workshop teaches participants the skills needed to shoot and edit virtual reality footage. The workshop covers camera settings, best practices during production, data management, synchronization, stitching, horizon adjustment, and color correction using Kolor Autopano Video Pro and Autopano Giga software.

This workshop is taught by AbelCine technical specialists who are certified Kolor instructors. This workshop is ideal for those who have some VR experience and technically oriented filmmakers.

To ensure plenty of hands-on time and individual attention, this class is limited to eight participants. Computers will be provided.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
Location: TBD

Day 1 Kolor Software 

  • In-depth Kolor software demonstration
  • Post-production workflow for a static shot using  Kolor Autopano Video Pro
  • Post-production workflow for a moving shot using Kolor Autopano Video Pro and Autopano Giga
  • Q&A

Day 2 Production & Stitching Practice

  • Static shot production, including best practices and data management
  • Stitching of the footage just captured
  • Moving shot production, including best practices
  • Stitching of the footage just captured

This introductory workshop is geared towards any VR filmmaker or anyone that wants to learn the skills needed to shoot and edit virtual reality footage.  

Geoff Smith joined AbelCine in 2015 as a Camera Technology Specialist with a focus on workflows from capture to post-production. Geoff has a background in technology from web development to content management at companies like VMware, Lucasfilm and Silicon Graphics (SGI). Prior to joining AbelCine, he worked on an independent feature as a DIT and Assistant Editor. A passionate photographer, his editorial and fine art work has been published in newspapers and magazines, as well as exhibited in New York City and online. Originally from New York, Geoff graduated from California State University, Chico earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design with an emphasis in Media Arts. Follow Geoff on Twitter: @geoffsmithphoto

Juliet McNally is one of AbelCine’s Digital Cinema Specialists. She earned her B.A. in Film at Emerson College in Boston, where she was nominated for Best Cinematographer and won a Best Advanced Film Evvy Award. She joined AbelCine’s Burbank office in 2005 as a rental assistant – one of only seven employees in the office at the time. During the company’s transition to a larger building, Juliet also transitioned into a new role as a Camera Technology Specialist. In her current role, she provides support on various concert, commercial, and feature film shoots. Follow Juliet on Twitter: @julietverni

“The AVP Pro and Giga software are powerful and complex image stitching applications. This class, taught by Geoff Smith at Abel Cine New York, provided a hands on introduction to the concepts behind stitching, the stitching process and software. Because the class participants had a wide range of experience with stitching (some of us were new and some were deep into VR R&D), we were treated to a wide ranging discussion of stitching processes, theory and application. Geoff kept the class moving, but also provided individual attention as we worked to assimilate what he was teaching.”

-Eric, AbelCine New York Student