360 Virtual Reality Foundation Certificate
April 25 @ 6:30 pm - May 23 @ 9:30 pm
Welcome to the future!
Virtual Reality + Cinematic VR (360 Video) are the latest tools in an ever-evolving arsenal for storytellers and communicators. Raindance's new 5-week Intensive VR Production Workshop Series introduces you to Virtual Reality from a filmmaking perspective.
Participants will view VR projects, write, shoot, edit and share their very own Cinematic VR Film! Each week will commence with a presentation of concepts, processes, techniques, hardware and software currently available in the market followed up with practical workshops allowing each of the participants the chance to get hands-on experience with personal one-on-one mentorship from the instructors.
Each week will focus on a specific element of the process as follows:
Week 1: Intro to Virtual Reality
A comprehensive introduction to virtual reality where we discuss the concepts and terminology, the history of the medium, the current uses in film and gaming, and the tools to create this content, as well as a look at the emerging platforms for distribution.
In this session, we'll demo the latest exciting experiences on the Google Daydream headset, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
Initial Concepts for 60-90 second script / production – to be workshopped in week 2.
Week 2: Intro to Ideation + Production
We explore the concepts and considerations in developing effective concepts/scripts for immersive content production. We'll share conceptualization tools (such as blocking charts and immersive storyboarding techniques) and outline the basics of 360 Video production and showcase various camera rigs and production tools currently available in the market.
In this session, we'll be workshopping the concepts/scripts one-on-one with each of the participants to focus the ideas and manage expectations to ensure successful and satisfactory completion by the end of the program.
As well, the participants will have access to the camera rigs we will be utilizing for the Production portion of the workshop that they will be shooting their films on and will be able to shoot some test footage to better understand what works best and what to avoid.
Finalize Scripts – Prep Production (actors/location/post requirements etc)
Week 3: Production + Footage Processing
We'll be walking through the final steps of preparation for the production phase. And we'll introduce the tools and processes required for processing the footage once it’s shot to prepare it for the editing/assembly stage of post production.
In this session, we'll be introducing the tools required for post processing and editing the footage once shot and teaching the participants the steps required to process their footage to prepare it for editing once it is shot. We'll also be workshopping one-on-one with each participant to ensure they are ready to shoot.
Shoot Project! + Process the footage so it is prepped for Post-Production in week 4
Week 4: Post-Production Techniques
We'll walk you through the software, plugins, and concepts of editing 360 video using after Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and the METTLE Skybox Plugin suite.
We work with the participants to begin editing their films and allow them the opportunity to view their projects in VR Headsets as they work.
Finalize Edit for week 5 showcase.
Week 5: Showcase
School's Out! Week 5 is a showcase of your work to several members of the Toronto VR industry and your friends and family who you can invite.
You get to showcase and network with approximately 100 of the active members of the Toronto VR scene that are currently working in and exploring/innovating the VR Production community.
Buy your instructors a drink!
About the Instructors, Elli Raynai and Isaac Rayment
Hungry to continue his technical exploration for new mediums to express himself, he began exploring Augmented and Cinematic Virtual Reality. His initial short “Graffiti Alley” led to several screenings and invitations to speak on various panels at conferences and festivals including VRTO, Canada Film Fest and the Norman Jewison Speaker series alongside representatives of companies such as Secret Location, Sulon, Mettle, Occupied VR and many more. Presently he is expanding the boundaries of Virtual Reality Special FX and acting as an active evangelist spreading his love of Cinematic VR and Augmented Reality Art through workshops and showcases while in the works of creating some exciting new projects.