The creation of 360-degree videos has become one of the most popular entry points into creating content for virtual reality (VR). The number of available cameras and editing tools has made it an attractive option, and Google’s introduction of the VR180 format was designed to make it even easier to create VR content. Google are now partnering with VR Scout and YouTube to bring a series of VR180 training sessions called the VR Creator Lab to Europe.
Google have now announced that one of the first VR180 sessions will take place in London, UK, including a three-day ‘boot camp’ in September, 2018.
Participants in the VR Creator Lab will receive up to $40,000 (USD) in funding towards their VR project, as well as the aforementioned boot camp, participants will get access to three months of training from leading VR instructors and filmmakers.
YouTube creators who have at least 10,000 subscribers along with independent filmmakers are eligible to apply. Participants must be over 18 years old. Google will be selecting participants based on the quality of the pitch along with the feasibility of the proposed project being completed within a three month time frame.
Applications for the VR Creator Lab can be found on the Google Creator Lab website. Applications will be open until 5pm (BST) on 6th August, 2018. The London VR Creator Lab boot camp is due to to take place on 18th-20th September, 2018.
The London VR Creator Lab follows on from the similar event which was recently held in Los Angeles, with other such sessions being planned for later in the year in other locations, though full details have not yet been confirmed.
For creators who are interested in VR180 filmmaking, Google has posted a guide on how to get started with creating with VR180 cameras and editing tools.
For further news on VR Creator Lab and other upcoming VR-related events, keep checking back with VRFocus.