Workshops: November 2nd-6th, 2020

Virtual Reality (VR) Basics – IFVRB1 (Half Day Course)

$45 per Student
Includes a FREE ticket to the IMPACTFest Conference November 7th, 2020

Dates Available:

November 2nd – 9am to 12pm – GET TICKET
November 2nd – 1pm to 4pm – GET TICKET
November 4th – 9am to 12pm – GET TICKET
November 4th – 1pm to 4pm – GET TICKET
November 6th – 9am to 12pm – GET TICKET
November 6th – 1pm to 4pm – GET TICKET

Grades: 5-10
Tracks: Virtual Reality Creation and Editing
Schedule: Half Day Course. 9am-12pm or 1pm to 4pm. Early drop off – 30 minutes prior.
Prerequisite: None.
Class Size: No more than 25 students per class.
Tools Provided: Samsung Gear VR Camera and Video Editing Software on a Laptop. All Students will get a free google cardboard to take home.
Location: 3800 Wesbrook Mall – Vancouver, BC V6S 2L9

We can also come to your school or area! If we get an get at least 50 students signed up we can arrange to come to your location instead of your Vancouver Downtown – up to 4 hours drive each way or by ferry. Just let us know and we can arrange to come to you!

A half day immersive workshop on how to capture, edit and publish a 360 virtual reality short film. Work collaboratively and independently to create your own up to 2 minute short film.

This workshop requires NO prior knowledge of  VR or 360 filmmaking and will take students on the whole process of how to make and publish a virtual reality short.

The aim of this workshop is to allow students to fully understand fully how multiple cameras in a 360 camera are linked to make a 360 virtual reality film which can be uploaded to Facebook or YouTube.

Some of the highlights of this workshop:

* Understanding how a VR Camera captures a 360 video or image using a method called “Stitching.”
* Basic knowledge of how to adjust a 360 camera for different lighting conditions.
* The basics of getting good sound. With an external microphone or an on-camera mic.
* An overview on 360 camera resolutions and shutter speeds.
* How to capture a time-lapse 360 video.
* How to edit a 360 film once it is stitched.
* Choosing a perfect location for a 360 video and managing your environment and location.
* How to transcode a video and upload it to Facebook and YouTube.

As with all our lesson plans, the prime focus of this workshop is on hand-on experience for “real-life” use from a veteran with over 10 years film and editing experience and 30+ years professional video creation and publishing expertise. The idea of this workshop is to NOT just learn the techniqures but also understand the professional tactics which will save time and money in an actual work setting.

Every student will get a certificate of completion and each completed 360 video will be uploaded to our popular official IMPACTFest Global Facebook and YouTube channels with a chance for our international judges to see and be entered into our world-wide IMPACTFest conferences and internships.

Educator: Claudio Lai. 

Claudio Lai was born in Rome, Italy and migrated to Sydney, Australia at a young age. He graduated in 1988 from Newington College in Sydney. In 1989, Claudio worked in the News Department for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC-Channel 2) as well as on various independent documentary projects. In 1991 Claudio moved to the U.S. and attended the University of Southern California’s Film School.  In 2009 Claudio formed a multiple new branches of FluidCast Technologies focusing on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies. Some of Claudio’s most recent clients include NASA (The Singularity University) and a Hong Kong based Virtual and Augmented reality educational company and work with Universal Studios Television, Amblin and Apple TV. Claudio is currently working on educational VR/AR projects which allow viewers to be scored inside VR/AR lesson plans – based on where they look at points of interest in a 360 videos.

Virtual Reality (VR) Advanced – IFVRAVD1 (Full Day Course)

$95 per Student
Includes a FREE ticket to the IMPACTFest Conference November 7th, 2020

Dates Available:

November 3rd – 9am to 4pm – GET TICKET
November 5th – 9am to 4pm – GET TICKET

Grades: 10-12
Tracks: Virtual Reality Creation and Editing
Schedule: Full Day Course. 9am-4pm. Early drop off – 30 minutes prior.
Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills Required.
Class Size: No more than 25 students per class.
Tools Provided: Samsung Gear VR Camera and Video Editing Software on a Laptop. All Students will get a free google cardboard to take home.
Location: 3800 Wesbrook Mall – Vancouver, BC V6S 2L9

 

We can also come to your school or area! If we get an get at least 50 students signed up we can arrange to come to your location instead of your Vancouver Downtown – up to 4 hours drive each way or by ferry. Just let us know and we can arrange to come to you!

A full day immersive workshop on how to capture, edit and publish a 360 virtual reality short film. Work collaboratively and independently to create your own up to 3 minute short film.

This workshop does require some computer knowledge. Prior knowledge of  VR or 360 filmmaking is a plus as this course is designed to not only teach the fundamentals of 360 video creation but also showcase some advanced techniques.

The aim of this workshop is to allow students to fully understand fully how multiple cameras in a 360 camera are linked to make a 360 virtual reality film which can be uploaded to Facebook or YouTube.

Some of the highlights of this workshop:

* Understanding how a VR Camera captures a 360 video or image using a method called “Stitching.”
* Advanced film making techniques – adjusting for light balance, movement and composition.

* Best methods to use camera stabilization with hardware steadicam and software methods.
* Advanced knowledge of how to adjust a 360 camera for different lighting conditions. Using practical hidden lights and interview techniques. 
* Getting good sound with wireless hidden mics and on-camera mics.
* 360 sound capture techniques.

* An overview on 360 camera resolutions and shutter speeds.
* How to a capture time-lapse 360 video.
* How to edit a 360 film once it is stitched.
* Choosing a perfect location for a 360 video and managing your environment and location.
* Multiple Using SD Cards to storage video files.
* Hands on knowledge on the latest 360 capture techniques

* How to transcode a video and upload it to Facebook and YouTube.

As with all our lesson plans, the prime focus of this workshop is on hand-on experience for “real-life” use from a veteran with over 10 years film and editing experience and 30+ years professional video creation and publishing expertise. The idea of this workshop is to NOT just learn the techniques but also understand the professional tactics which will save time and money in an actual work setting.

Every student will get a certificate of completion and each completed 360 video will be uploaded to our popular official IMPACTFest Global Facebook and YouTube channels with a chance for our international judges to see and be entered into our world-wide IMPACTFest conferences and internships.

Educator: Claudio Lai. 

Claudio Lai was born in Rome, Italy and migrated to Sydney, Australia at a young age. He graduated in 1988 from Newington College in Sydney. In 1989, Claudio worked in the News Department for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC-Channel 2) as well as on various independent documentary projects. In 1991 Claudio moved to the U.S. and attended the University of Southern California’s Film School.  In 2009 Claudio formed a multiple new branches of FluidCast Technologies focusing on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies. Some of Claudio’s most recent clients include NASA (The Singularity University) and a Hong Kong based Virtual and Augmented reality educational company and work with Universal Studios Television, Amblin and Apple TV. Claudio is currently working on educational VR/AR projects which allow viewers to be scored inside VR/AR lesson plans – based on where they look at points of interest in a 360 videos.