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An Introduction to Virtual Reality

This two-day, introductory workshop will cover the artistry and storytelling of VR. The workshop will start by covering the history of  VR and will take attendees through existing VR content. Different types of VR filmmaking and VR cameras will be discussed. The second day will allow attendees to get more hands-on with a VR shoot. At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to view this VR footage in Samsung Gear VR headsets.

 

If are interested in extending you knowledge our 360 Video Stitching with Kolor Workshop is the ideal companion class to this class. Details will be posted soon.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates

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

Day 1

  • The history of VR
  • Best of VR – viewing and discussion of VR content
  • VR storytelling and the basis of VR filmmaking
    • Live action VR versus game engine based VR
    • 2D VR versus 3D VR
    • VR rigs and camera available on the market
  • Introduction to VR equipment
  • Creation and writing of the VR demo for Day 2
  • How to use the limitation of the equipment / location to create the best VR experience possible

Day 2

  • Summary of first day
  • VR shoot
  • Unloading the SD cards / the delicate question of data management for VR
  • Stitching: Theory
  • Review of the demo(s) in the headset

This is an entry-level workshop for those who are new to VR. It is ideal for producers, directors, and DPs.

Lucas Wilson is Founder and Executive Producer at SuperSphereVR (www.superspherevr.com), a VR and AR content and technology company shaping entertaining, immersive VR experiences globally, with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Singapore. Wilson is also founder and CEO of Revelens, a technology company pioneering ad tech and interaction in VR and AR. Clients and partners include Walt Disney Pictures, FOX, Grey Advertising, Jaunt, DIRECTV, Samsung, Reebok, and many others.

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Bettina Martin is a computer science graduated with a core foundation for development, project management and video engineering. Well experienced in motion picture technology and workflows – feature film and broadcast, especially in stereoscopic 3D.
Bettina is an imaging engineer and digital artist, a technology manager and motion picture technology support engineer.
She is an experienced technical supervisor in production, post-production and digital technology development.

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After studying film in France and in the US, Arnaud Paris became a VR director and stereographer working on a variety of formats including documentaries, music videos, commercials and short films.

Between 2009 and 2012, Arnaud trained film professionals in France on stereoscopic filmmaking, and since 2013 has given several VR workshops for the Topanga Film Institute and VideoStitch in Los Angeles. He was a guest teacher in the UCLA Professional Program in 2014 and 2015, and has spoken in a large numbers of panels, tradeshows and festivals throughout his career.
Some of Arnaud’s recent immersive work includes The Land of the Bears, a feature documentary co-produced by James Cameron about Grizzly bears in Kamchatka. Arnaud has filmed major monuments around the world, including the Temple of Songwangsa in South Korea, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He participated in Michel Conte’s feature film art project The Girl From Nagasaki (Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2014) and recently directed a feature documentary about the artists of the Burning Man festival in 3D. In the last two years, Arnaud has been teaching innovative filmmaking at UCLA and shot several VR projects for companies like StarVR, Toyota, Nascar and Reliance. He has also been consutling for leading VR companies in the industry like VideoStitch.

Arnaud PARIS – VR Director / Stereographer

” Introduction to VR was a good survey of and introduction to the world of VR production. The instructor, Celine Tricart, spoke clearly, communicated ideas and concepts well and was very up to date on the rapidly changing world of VR.”

-Eric, AbelCine NY Student