Intro to VR & 360 Live-Action Photography and Video


Lesson Info

Post Production Part 2

Imagine a world where you can create a product for your client where they are immersed in a memory or place; a bride & groom that are able to relive the feeling of their first kiss, a real estate agent that can place clients in their virtual home, a journalist that can transport a viewer in a small village in a foreign country. That world is here, and it’s growing quickly. 

360 Live-Action is a form of photography and videography that allows the viewer to see an entire world. With social channels like Facebook and YouTube adopting ways to publish this medium, the creative world has exploded with new opportunities to share new immersive stories. 

Barry Pousman has been playing with virtual reality for years. His stories and media have been used by such organizations as the U.N. and Google to evoke empathy in viewers with the hope of creating a positive behavioral change. In this course, Barry will introduce you to the world of possibilities created by 360 and VR.
You’ll learn:

  • What exactly VR and 360 Live-Action are and the history behind each of them
  • How you can get started in photography and videography to create stories in 360 Live-Action
  • How to develop, plan, shoot, and stitch together a story in 360 Live-Action
  • How you can enter the market place and participate in the growing world of VR and 360 



  • Great content! Great overview on storytelling and an intro to 360.
  • From my point of view this doesn't worth money to pay for. Maybe because I was let down to see it more as a publicity for the teacher's company than actual teaching something useful. The history of the VR and 360 can be found free of charge on Wikipedia, the on field material is shot with an GoPro Oddysey which is not available for purchase for anybody, just for some kind of clients (maybe because it costs a lot) and the book if I understood correctly is given freely by the author (which is not the teacher) on his website. What I did liked was the presentation of Samsung Gear 360, but sadly there wasn't any footage presented from it (even through it was used on the field). What I was hoping for to get is at least one example of how to stash multiple photographs to create a 360 Virtual Tour and use it with VR to travel in it. Overall, I wouldn't mind watching it for free, but I wouldn't pay money for it.
  • Personally, I was not that impressed with this workshop because four of the first sections of info is available online & also I was looking for more of a grassroots approach using much less expensive gear...