The Raindance Film Festival has begun to get involved in the world of virtual reality (VR). During last year’s Raindance Festival in London the organisers featured the VR Arcade, where 14 short films which were shown on Gear VR or Oculus Rift. Now the Festival is organising some VR courses as part of its educational department.
There are two courses currently planned to feature as part of the educational initiative. The first is the Saturday VR Film School, which will be held on 10th June at the Raindance Film Centre in London. The course will take attendees through the basics of VR filmmaking, covering subjects such as choosing a camera and setting it up for VR capture, the basics of ambisonic and binaural sound and the processes of VR post-production. The aim of the course is to give attendees enough knowledge to allow them to make a basic VR film by the end of the day. The course will feature footage of a live VR film in the process of being made, and playback of the finished article.
The second course is the Hands-On Virtual Reality workshop, which will take place on 12th August – 13th August 2017, also at the Raindance Film Centre. This course will teach attendees how to ake a VR/360-degree movie on a budget. The course will cover the current state of the VR industry, a demonstration of VR technology, developing a suitable script for a VR production and then filming and producing a short film, the results of which will be screened at the end of the course, followed by discussion and constructive criticism.
The Hands-on Virtual Reality workshop will cost £299.96 (GBP) and only has 24 places available. The Saturday VR Film School costs £174 and is available to Raindance Premium Members.
Further information can be found on the Raindance Events website.
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