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Intro to VR & 360 Live-Action Photography and Video

via CreativeLive


Imagine a world where you can create a product for your client where they are immersed in a memory or place; a bride & groom that are able to relive the feeling of their first kiss, a real estate agent that can place clients in their virtual home, a journalist that can transport a viewer in a small village in a foreign country. That world is here, and it’s growing quickly. 
360 Live-Action is a form of photography and videography that allows the viewer to see an entire world. With social channels like Facebook and YouTube adopting ways to publish this medium, the creative world has exploded with new opportunities to share new immersive stories. 
Barry Pousman has been playing with virtual reality for years. His stories and media have been used by such organizations as the U.N. and Google to evoke empathy in viewers with the hope of creating a positive behavioral change. In this course, Barry will introduce you to the world of possibilities created by 360 and VR.
You’ll learn:
  • What exactly VR and 360 Live-Action are and the history behind each of them
  • How you can get started in photography and videography to create stories in 360 Live-Action
  • How to develop, plan, shoot, and stitch together a story in 360 Live-Action
  • How you can enter the market place and participate in the growing world of VR and 360 


  • Introduction to Workshop
  • What is VR? What is 360?
  • The History of VR Technology
  • The Evolution of Visual Storytelling
  • Ways to Use VR
  • VR/360 Gear Overview
  • VR/360 Cameras
  • VR/360 Microphones
  • Other VR/360 Accessories
  • How to Plan Your 360 Shoot
  • 360 Studio Shooting Demo
  • Camera Placement & Actor Blocking
  • 360 Shooting In The Field Part 1
  • 360 Shooting In The Field Part 2
  • Post-Production Part 1
  • Post Production Part 2
  • 360 Distribution & Marketing

Taught by

Barry Pousman

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