Cinematic VR 360 Filmmaking Course

Learn to make VR films! Whether you are a beginner or seasoned filmmaker, the 8-week cinematic VR workshop teaches the core techniques of 360 filmmaking and VR experience design. Students will create VR films in documentary and narrative, learning the hands-on, best practices and professional methods. Students will do pre-production using Sketchup, film using the LG360 and GoPro Omni cameras, record audio on Sennheiser ambisonic microphones, and edit using Adobe Premiere Pro and Kolor stitching software. In addition, the course will introduce students to Unity, a core software for VR used in experience design.

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in VR filmmaking, this is the class for you.  The course will cover the following:

    • Intro to 3 space
Pre-production for VR
    • Using Sketchup software to pre-visualize
    • Directing in 360
    • Ambisonic sound recording
    • 360 cameras – LG360 and GoPro Omni
    • Lighting for VR
    • Screenwriting basics
    • Stitching using Kolor
    • Adobe Premiere basics and editing for VR
    • Unity software basics
    • Exporting to VR platforms

Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the most exciting and fastest growing fields today. In 2016, an estimated $300 million was spent on content creation, with the coming years expecting an exponential increase. Filmmaking, game design, education, architecture, and health are just a few of the areas feeling it’s impact.  The San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking has always been at the forefront of vocational training and cinematic storytelling, and we are excited to offer this brand new, hands-on Cinematic VR workshop.

Dates: February 21, 2017 – April 15, 2017
Class Schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm
Tuition: $4,795