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VR Video and Photography: Storytelling

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Learn about the production and creative storytelling considerations behind shooting immersive photos and video for VR platforms as you follow a dogsled championship in Alaska.

In this course, learn how to leverage one of the most cutting-edge technologies out there, virtual reality (VR), to practice one of the oldest art forms, storytelling. With the snowy plains of Alaska as a backdrop, learn about the production and creative considerations behind shooting immersive photos and video for VR platforms such as Google Cardboard. Using both a multicamera unit with six GoPros attached to it and a Theta, photojournalist Paul Taggart shows you how to scout, shoot, and finish a photo and video story, telling the tale of a dogsled championship.You can watch the 360-degree VR movie that Paul created for this course on YouTube.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Understanding the basics of the gear and process
1. Scouting, the Rig, and Starting to Shoot
  • Scouting the location for the VR story
  • Understanding how the VR rig works
  • Shooting the beginning of the VR story
  • Adding details and characters to the VR story
  • Building a story arc in the VR story
2. Gear and Processing of Footage
  • Additional equipment needed for VR workflow
  • Reviewing one of the first rendered VR files
  • Ingesting the VR footage into the computer
  • Stitching a VR movie in software
3. Finishing the VR Photo and Video Story
  • Shooting VR of a big event to fill out the story
  • Shooting VR on the second day of a big event
  • Documenting the conclusion of the story in VR
Conclusion
  • Summary

Taught by

Paul Taggart

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