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Virtual Reality Foundation Certificate

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - May 23 @ 9:30 pm

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Start:
April 25 @ 6:30 pm
End:
May 23 @ 9:30 pm
Cost:
$269.00
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Venue

Raindance Toronto
276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
Phone:
416.572.4372

Organizer

Raindance Toronto
Phone:
416-572-4372

Other

Tutor
Elli Raynai
Duration
5 Tuesday evenings
Premium Members get this course for $199 +HSTJoin Now!

VR, AR, 360 are topics you're hearing a lot about these days. It's hot, it's hyped, but what exactly is VR (as distinct from 360 and AR)? What tools and equipment do you need? And how do you tell a story through this new medium?

Raindance's new 5-week Foundation Certificate introduces you specifically to Virtual Reality from a filmmaking and gaming perspective. What are the basic processes and tools to tell a VR story? Where is the VR market today in Canada, and what are the opportunities?

This course provides a solid foundation to the VR field and presents current information from a leading VR content creator in Toronto. The course combines discussions on methods and distribution platforms. Participants will view VR projects and get interactive play with equipment in each session.

Week 1:  Intro to Virtual Reality

A comprehensive introduction to virtual reality where we discuss 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 also demo the latest exciting experiences on the Google Daydream headset, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.

Week 2:   Live Action Virtual Reality

Part a)         Live Action VR:   Storytelling in VR

What does telling a story in virtual reality mean and how is it different from conventional filmmaking?  In this course, we look at this new medium and how it’s shaping the way people are telling stories in a 360-degree environment.  By looking at the challenges and opportunities of immersive storytelling, we explore the tips, tricks and techniques to ensure you’re prepared to make your next virtual reality experience a masterpiece. Live Action VR: Advanced

Part  b)        Production Techniques

Shooting live action content for virtual reality can be complicated as new camera technologies are announced on a monthly basis.  In this session, we take a look at some of the successful ones.

Week 3:    Post-Production Techniques for VR

Introduction to Post-Production Techniques

      1. Kolor software: work flow & stitching

In this session, we go over the post-production workflow for dealing with 360-degree footage, starting with ways to stay organized, ingest your footage, stitch in Kolor, and synchronize and calibrate your stitch.  We discuss issues such as colour matching, bad synchronization, fixing the stitch when you have parallax issues, and working with colour points.  Stitching can be hard work and takes practice, but the aim is that once you understand the underlying techniques, you'll feel more confident about starting -- and finishing -- your projects.

Week 4:  Advanced Post-Production Techniques

    1. Adobe Premiere & After Effects software: Editing & motion graphics in VR


In this session, we explore the workflow for editing your footage together using Premiere and After Effects.  We discuss advanced techniques such as rig removal, creating titles and graphics, as well as creating transitions between shots.  We'll also look at how to export your footage at the highest possible quality so your works looks great when people put on a headset and immerse themselves in your content.

Week 5:   Volumetric Video Capture

Accessible Volumetric Video adds a new dimension to filmmaking. We'll talk about and demo DepthKit. By adding a depth sensor to your video camera you can film compelling performances in immersive 3D. DepthKit is a suite of tools that allows you to capture, edit and publish volumetric experiences.

Elli Raynai is a writer, producer, director, and VR filmmaker.  He formed the production company Cinehackers in early 2015 to focus on making cinematic VR experiences.  He has made two feature films and eight short films but his passion for art and technology led him to explore the possibilities of telling stories and creating experiences in virtual reality. His first experience I Am You, one of the first narrative pieces of content for Virtual Reality declared by the CBC, was the official selection of the 2016 Kaleidoscope VR World Tour, and can now be found on the Gear VR store.  Since then he has made The Key and Circuit Rider, a narrative/game VR experience built for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Elli also heads up the Toronto VR Creators' Monthly Meet Up, powered by Raindance. Link to his work here.
Raindance Toronto
Raindance Toronto is the Canadian flagship of Raindance International. We are the fastest-growing training and networking organization in Canada for new and emerging independent filmmakers, with signature courses and events to build your career as screenwriter, director or producer. We support submissions to the Raindance Film Festival in London (the oldest and largest indie film festival in Europe). Raindance Toronto is the North American hub for Raindance's innovative Online Postgraduate Degree in Filmmaking.

Details

Start:
April 25 @ 6:30 pm
End:
May 23 @ 9:30 pm
Cost:
$269.00
Event Tags:
, , , , ,

Venue

Raindance Toronto
276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
Phone:
416.572.4372

Organizer

Raindance Toronto
Phone:
416-572-4372

Other

Tutor
Elli Raynai
Duration
5 Tuesday evenings
Premium Members get this course for $199 +HSTJoin Now!