About this Course
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32 reviews
Welcome to the Google AR & VR Virtual Reality (VR) and 360 video production course! Our mission is to give you the skills you need to get started with your first VP project. This course will introduce you to Virtual Reality and 360 video production, guiding you through a step-by-step process to create VR content. To begin, we recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course site and review the material. Best of luck as you get started - we hope you enjoy the course, and can't wait to see what you'll create!...
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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week

Approx. 7 hours to complete
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Skills you will gain

Virtual RealityCamera+Video Production360-degree video
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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

Approx. 7 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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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. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
What is 360 Video?m
3-DoF vs 6-DoF1m
Position and Orientationm
Agency, Presence, and Immersion1m
Point of View (POV)1m
Mono vs. Stereo1m
Parallaxm
Equirectangular Projection & Cubemapsm
Field of View (FOV)1m
Zenith and Nadirm
Stitch Linesm
Reading4 readings
The History of Virtual Reality (VR)10m
History of VR Recap15m
VR Videos45m
Intro to VR Video Recap20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Final Assessment20m

2

Section
Clock
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. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Achieving Presence1m
Space and Setting1m
Plot, Character, and Dialogue2m
Guiding Cues4m
Storyboardingm
Overhead Diagrams and Blocking Shotsm
Shot Lists & Scheduling1m
Crewing up for a 360 Production5m
Reading5 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Prepping for your Shoot20m
Module 2 Final Assessment20m

3

Section
Clock
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....
Reading
13 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video13 videos
Lenses1m
Frame Ratem
Dynamic Range1m
Synchronizationm
Stabilization, Movement, & Balance1m
Settingsm
Distance of Subject to Cameram
Hiding Equipment and Crewm
Plate Shots & Post-Production Maskingm
Lighting & Practicals1m
Monophonic vs. Stereophonic Audio1m
Spatial Audiom
Reading4 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Camera Components Review10m
Module 3 Final Assessment20m

4

Section
Clock
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....
Reading
3 videos (Total 4 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Equirectangular Editingm
Match on Attention1m
Reading6 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Final Assessment20m
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Top Reviews

By SMMay 24th 2018

This course was very informative! I would highly recommend this course to someone who is interested in making their own 360 videos.

By MPJun 29th 2018

Really good course to cover the basics. And really fast to complete as well. It's like a crash course.

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