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For those of you interested in learning more about Virtual Reality and 360 photography:
360 FILMMAKING & STORYTELLING TRAINING FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS
Friday, February 8th from 10:00-3:00 pm at WestfordCAT in Westford, MA.

Well-designed immersive reality (VR, AR, 360) experiences can invoke a powerful sense of wonder and empathy and have a transformational effect on the viewer. In this half-day, hands-on training, you will learn how to use these emerging media tools to create immersive stories using 360 videos and apply it to your current media production work.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of 360, AR & VR basics
  • Examples/use cases of immersive stories in 360 video, VR and AR 360 cameras,
  • Capturing high-quality footage, hands-on exercises using the Nikon Keymission 360 camera,
  • Editing in 360 - learn how to edit your videos, experimenting with text, transitions, etc., and uploading 360 videos to the web,
  • A (very) quick intro to WondaVR for our more advanced users to understand the possibility to create branched narrative stories in VR.

Afterwards, Westford CAT & Brookline Interactive will co-host a free Community XR users group where community media centers who are using 360, VR and AR (XR) will share current XR projects, challenges/successes, equipment, education programs and best practices for implementing emerging media at your community media center.<

Please note: Both events take place at Westford Community Access Television, 487 Groton Rd, Unit B Westford, MA 01886.

Normal enrollment form is at https://goo.gl/forms/FgFgAcJSrl9yoynD2

SPECIAL DEAL FOR SMPTE MEMBERS!: SMPTE members get a 50% discount on taking this workshop, which would bring the tuition down from $150 to $75 per person. Email Erin Kinney, at erin@brooklineinteractive.org to take advantage of this offer. This workshop will then be followed by the free VR User Group meetup, which SMPTE members are also welcome to attend.






Other Brookline Interactive classes on VR and related topics:

PRODUTION BASICS FOR FIELD, STUDIO AND 360 SHOOTS
Thursday, February 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm OR Thursday, March 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm

360 CAMERA AND EDITING
Tuesday, March 12th, 5:00pm-7:30 pm.

USING A GIMBAL
Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm

MINDFULNESS, MOVEMENT & CREATIVITY: UNLOCK YOUR INNER ARTIST
Tuesday, February 5th, 6:30-9:00 pm.
BIG is partnering with Women in Film & Video New England to offer a 2.5-hour workshop to help you learn how to use mindfulness and movement to activate your creative process. This class will include meditation and yoga and is open to all.

To register for any of these and the many other classes Brookline Interactive offers, please go to https://brooklineinteractive.org/big-classes

Don't forget: Full details of all our activities and news are now on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/smptene/!


Updated: 12 January, 2018
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Web Page Editor
robert.e.lamm@gmail.com