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IDA x NYFA: VR 101 for Documentary

New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York NY 10004

Virtual Reality production technology continues to advance at lightning speed, making VR more accessible to filmmakers and leveling the playing field. But what does this new technology have to offer nonfiction filmmakers? Join us in New York for VR 101 for Documentary, co-presented with the New York Film Academy LA. This daylong workshop is specifically designed to give nonfiction filmmakers the basic tools to enter the world of VR for documentary. From storytelling to stitching, attendees will receive hands-on experience with the tools used for this developing technology.

Topic to be covered:

  • VR Gear
  • Editing
  • Storytelling in VR
  • Ethical Issues and Implications

This class is ideal for:

  • Experienced documentary filmmakers who are looking to enter the VR space.
  • Emerging filmmakers and students who want to connect with experts in the VR field.
  • Filmmakers of all levels interested learning the basics of VR

9:30am: Check in Opens
NYFA 1st floor Reception

NYFA, 1st floor Theater

10:00am: Introduction (1st floor Theater)
10:15am-11:15am: Keynote: Jarrard Cole VP of Content at Scenic
11:15am-12:15pm: Caitlin Burns: Immersive Design/Best Practices

NYFA, 5thFloor

12:15pm-1:15pm: Lunch (Provided)
1:15pm-2:45pm: Camera Demo 
3:00pm-5:00pm: Post Demo 
5:00pm-6:00pm: Playtest/Screen various VR experiences w/ Vives and Daydreams
*The workshop will include a generous amount of time for Q&A.