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Intro to VR & 360 Live-Action Photography and Video

with Barry Pousman

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About The Class

Understand and enter the world of Virtual Reality

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 

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Workshop

  2. 02

    What is VR? What is 360?

  3. 03

    The History of VR Technology

  4. 04

    The Evolution of Visual Storytelling

  5. 05

    Ways to Use VR

  6. 06

    VR/360 Gear Overview

  7. 07

    VR/360 Cameras

  8. 08

    VR/360 Microphones

  9. 09

    Other VR/360 Accessories

  10. 10

    How to Plan Your 360 Shoot

  11. 11

    360 Studio Shooting Demo

  12. 12

    Camera Placement & Actor Blocking

  13. 13

    360 Shooting In The Field Part 1

  14. 14

    360 Shooting In The Field Part 2

  15. 15

    Post-Production Part 1

  16. 16

    Post Production Part 2

  17. 17

    360 Distribution & Marketing


Meet Your Expert

Barry Pousman

Barry is co-founder and CEO of Variable Labs, an immersive media company focused on fostering empathy for positive behavior change. His clients include Google, XPRIZE, the U.N. and other top-tier organizations and companies where he creates Virtual Reality content, platforms and activations around the ... read more

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  • user-5f6365


    March 2017

    Great content! Great overview on storytelling and an intro to 360.

  • Zolti


    February 2017

    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.

  • user-7a55a8

    August 2017

    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...

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