Immersive Storytelling with 360-Degree Video and 3D Virtual Reality

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November 03, 2016 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Immersive Storytelling with 360-Degree Video and 3D Virtual Reality
Originally Broadcast On:
November 03, 2016
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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The recent explosion of 360-degree video and virtual reality has opened up new possibilities for visual storytelling. These emerging technologies enable storytellers to capture spaces and experiences from a new perspective, resulting in interactive and immersive content that transports media consumers into stories.

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of producing 360-degree videos, 360-degree photos and 3D virtual reality content. We'll help you find the best equipment, and share the best ways to use it all.

What Will I Learn:
  • When and how to leverage 360-degree videos, 360-degree photos and 3D virtual reality for storytelling
  • How to select a 360-degree camera
  • How to capture 360-degree video and sound
  • How post-production works with 360-degree video, and where to publish your content
  • How to produce 3D virtual reality content
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, photographers, videographers, producers, editors, investigative journalists, and any other storyteller interested in immersive storytelling with emerging technologies.

Course Instructor:

Ben Kreimer

As a journalism technologist, Ben Kreimer specializes in storytelling with drones, virtual reality, 360-degree video, 3D virtual reconstructions, and open source hardware sensor platforms. He brought 360-degree video to BuzzFeed as the first fellow in their San Francisco-based Open Lab, a media R&D space. Ben has co-produced many of BuzzFeed's 360-degree videos, including their first, which has received over six million views.

Technical Requirements:

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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