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Boot Camp Details
- Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
- Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Where: Videosmith, Inc. (200 Spring Garden Street, Suite C, Philadelphia, PA)
- What do you need to bring? Nothing! Breakfast and lunch are provided.
- 360RIZE Boot Camp Cancellation Policy: Once a student signs up and pays for the class we do not permit refunds (in special cases we review granting a refund, e.g. family emergency). In the unlikely case the workshop itself is cancelled, all enrollees receive a full refund.
360VR Video Production Boot Camp Schedule
8:00 – 9:00Continental Breakfast Included (Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, High Powered 360 Brain Food)
8:30 – 9:30Opening Discussion
9:30 – 10:30360Rize Video Capture
- Introduction to GoPro use for 360/VR (Hero3 Plus & Hero4)
- Settings, resolution, white balance and Wifi.
- Mounting (clickers & screw-drivers)
- Intro to what to use when for Monoscopic and Stereoscopic set-ups
10:00 – 11:00360 Shooting Exercises
Here we’ll break up into groups and shoot with the rig provided. We’ll tackle concepts like:
- All things handling, setting up and maneuvering the rig.
- Camera movement through occupied space (crowd, house, store)
- Driving. Interior and exterior camera positions
- Static camera with varying proximity of subjects to camera (near, mid & far)
11:30 – 12:00Intro to 360CamMan Media Management Software
Each group will import, analyze and duplicate data. You’ll get a grasp on multi file management and be able to quickly validate takes and anticipate stitching problems.
12:00 – 1:00Lunchtime! Lunch is Provided
1:00 – 2:30Introduction to Stitching
Each group will learn importing media into stitching software, using stitching templates, adjusting camera positions and rendering a “quick” stitch. Each group will then begin to refine seams and render a “fine” stitch.
2:30 – 4:30Post Stitch Finishing, Resolution and Prep for Media Display
- Stitch fixes using After Effects
- Output for assembly edit of equal rectangular formatted files.
- Gear VR resolutions and Oculus set up (optional)
- Projection systems, web-based system, mobile apps. (optional)
Boot Camp Registration
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About Matt Sheils
Matt is a 360 Shooter, Editor and Trainer. He plans, coordinates and executes client projects, tests new products and focuses on one of 360RIZE’s core objectives, helping people create their own 360 video content through instructional videos and in-person training sessions. Matt applies his extensive background in photography, web development and graphic design to pushing the limits of immersive content and virtual reality experiences.
About Hillary Hanak
Hillary is an award winning Cinematographer. She’s worked on everything from low to big budget films, even traveling the country with the Foo Fighters on their documentary TV show, “Sonic Highways.” For the past few months she has learned to work with the 360 virtual reality cameras. With 360VR there are no rules to shooting so she has been pushing the limits of the camera every time she shoots, whether it is corporate or narrative.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to make my own video by the end start to finish?
You’ll learn start to finish the process of making your own 360VR videos. The shooting will be very “hands on” but as the stitching is a complex process, we’ll be walking you through the post production aspect, and if you’re new to 360, one day of training isn’t enough for stitching proficiency.
After the course, will I still need Videosmith production services or support?
This is really up to you. You can certainly rent our rig without production support. If you don’t feel comfortable after the workshop, or if it’s your first time out on your own, we recommend you get production service support or a day of mentorship. Hillary is becoming a master at 360 and she can go on the job, watch, and can help walk you through your first independent project or you can go ahead and hire us to shoot and/or for the post production stitching process.
Will I make something in the class that I can have as a portfolio item?
You’ll walk away with something we can dropbox you or put on a thumb drive. Because we don’t have work stations for everyone, you’ll be walked through the process in a group, and you are welcome to do as you please with whatever we put together. If you’d like to work on your 360 portfolio, we recommend spending some time with Hillary after the course and we can certainly help point you in the right direction.
I want to specialize in 360VR. What can I expect to charge a client for this kind of work?
Matt Sheils has been working with clients on 360VR productions for a while now and, if enough students have this question, he can speak to that in the class. We at Videosmith currently charge $550/day for the rig, $200 for the computer setup, $500 for the operator/editor. We also typically have a production assistant as well for $250/day. A simple project with a five or more days of shooting and stitching can start at $6,000 and go up from there. We know there are maybe three production shops with 360 experience in Philly at the moment, so you would be one of a few if you started to specialize and the bootcamp (we think) is the best step in that direction.
What software will we be working with?
The software we use for stitching is called Kolor Autopano Video and to fix stitching issues we’ll be using Kolor Autopano Giga. At the bootcamp we’ll demonstrate this process. Once you understand the theory we can always do a one on one class where you can practice the stitching process later on.