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Virtual RealityCamera+Video Production360-degree video

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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What is 360 Video, and How Does it Fit into VR?

In this module, you’ll learn the basics of 360 video—what it is, how it’s produced, and where it fits into the virtual reality spectrum. ...
12 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
What is 360 Video?52s
3-DoF vs 6-DoF1m
Position and Orientation48s
Agency, Presence, and Immersion1m
Point of View (POV)1m
Mono vs. Stereo1m
Parallax51s
Equirectangular Projection & Cubemaps50s
Field of View (FOV)1m
Zenith and Nadir26s
Stitch Lines46s
4 readings
The History of Virtual Reality (VR)10m
History of VR Recap15m
VR Videos45m
Intro to VR Video Recap20m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Final Assessment20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Perfecting the VR Preproduction Pipeline

In this module, you'll learn the creative and technical nuances of 360 video production and how they impact preproduction. These lessons will provide the tools and processes necessary to write, plan, staff, and cast your VR production. ...
9 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Achieving Presence1m
Space and Setting1m
Plot, Character, and Dialogue2m
Guiding Cues4m
Storyboarding47s
Overhead Diagrams and Blocking Shots58s
Shot Lists & Scheduling1m
Crewing up for a 360 Production5m
5 readings
Writing & Planning an Experience Recap15m
Helpful Tools for VR Preproduction15m
Writing Toward Production Recap15m
Production Prep for VR/360 Production15m
Crewing up for a 360 Production15m
2 practice exercises
Prepping for your Shoot20m
Module 2 Final Assessment20m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Lights, Camera, Action: VR Cameras & Beginning Production

There is a 360 camera for every purpose. In this module, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the 360 camera landscape and which work best in various scenarios, and get you ready to start shooting to make post-production as efficient as possible. You will then get to work on your own 360 films....
13 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
13 videos
Lenses1m
Frame Rate56s
Dynamic Range1m
Synchronization35s
Stabilization, Movement, & Balance1m
Settings25s
Distance of Subject to Camera51s
Hiding Equipment and Crew23s
Plate Shots & Post-Production Masking37s
Lighting & Practicals1m
Monophonic vs. Stereophonic Audio1m
Spatial Audio56s
4 readings
Camera Components & The Fundamentals of VR/360 Production10m
Camera Considerations & Comparison10m
Considerations & Mistakes to Avoid in VR/360 Productions15m
Camera Placement, Lighting, & Audio in VR/360 Productions10m
2 practice exercises
Camera Components Review10m
Module 3 Final Assessment20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

What to do with your footage: VR Postproduction & Publishing

This module will teach you options for stitching, editing, and publishing your 360 videos....
3 videos (Total 4 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Equirectangular Editing57s
Match on Attention1m
6 readings
The Editing Workflow in VR/360 Postproduction15m
Computer Specifications, Editing Tools, & Helpful Solutions for VR Video Postproduction25m
How to share your VR videos to YouTube20m
Advanced Production Techniques30m
Advanced Postproduction Techniques45m
VR Postproduction & Publishing Recap10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Final Assessment20m
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By SBNov 13th 2018

Very helpful for a teacher who is starting to learn 360 video production in order to teach students. Very helpful, easy to follow, self-paced instruction. Thanks!

By AGMay 18th 2019

This course is best for knowledge of VR and 360 degree videos. Can make some videos with 360 degree camera rig and Adobe After Effect skills.

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