Sessions – VR & AR

A Primer on VR Video Postproduction
Speaker: Nick Harauz

If you’re interested in creating 360 videos, then this session can help you get up to speed with the fundamentals of 360 video post-production.

360 video offers creative professionals unique ways to create immersive content. In order to share that content, users must have a solid understanding of the 360/VR post process. If you’re interested in creating 360 videos, then this session can help you get up to speed with the fundamentals of 360 video post-production. Nick will take you through the basics of 360, show you techniques to stitch together footage, how to edit VR clips in Adobe Premiere , what to watch out for when adding transitions and effects and also making sure your projects are ready to be experienced on the web.

Five AR Phone Apps You Should Know About
Speaker: Nick Harauz

In this session Nick Harauz, will look at 5 AR phone apps that are helpful in the world of production and post on iPhone and Android devices. 

  • A brief primer in AR creation for iOS and Android 
  • Build simple AR experiences with moving assets
  • New ways to collaborate in AR
  • Visualize lighting simulations, the sun, moon and TOD of your location
  • Blocking shots & setting up cameras with just your phone
PANEL: Innovations in AR/VR Productions
Gary Adock – Moderator
Joshua Davies
Michael Mansouri
Lucas Wilson
The space around Augmented and Virtual Reality is constantly growing and changing, join Gary Adcock, Blair Paulsen and special guests to discuss the on-going evolution of user interactivity and how that technology is shaping the future of Media, Entertainment and News gathering while still maintaining user interest as the technology evolves.
Secrets Behind Posting on Oculus Media Studio
Speaker: Al Caudullo
Have you even heard of OMS? Many haven’t. But this could be the most important platform for the future of immersive content creation. 
Oculus Media Studio is the newest tool for Immersive creators to use to get their content directly into the booming VR headset market. “Creators around the world are creating incredible immersive content to build communities and share stories. However, we’ve heard from creators that sharing content to experience in a VR headset is quite different than sharing 360 content to view in a social feed. Immersive creators want support for their VR-native content and we’re committed to helping them on their journey to engage their community and tell their stories.” This statement demonstrates how much Oculus is devoted to helping Immersive Creators.
Oculus Media Studio, an immersive media management tool for uploading, publishing, and analyzing VR-first content. uploading, publishing, and analyzing VR-first content. But this new platform is not so easy to get accepted for. Every video is scrutinized by real people, not algorithms before being approved to publish. But once published you have a straight shot to every single Oculus Go, Oculus Quest and GearVR in the world! That’s a big stage. I’ll show you how to shoot for the best quality. The types of content that are being accepted and those that are NOT.  How do you apply? What do you need to do in advance of applying to increase your chances of being accepted? And not everyone is. The session will give you the step by step way to get the edge on this new, vitally important platform. The handwriting is on the wall, while all the content right now is free, there certainly seems to be a clear path ahead.
Retouching VR Images (360 Photo) with After Effects + Photoshop
Speaker: Chris Converse
Learn how to edit, enhance, and augment this engaging photographic experience with custom branding and retouching techniques using the VR Comp Editor in After Effects. VR photography is here, right now. Billions of people are rotating and exploring 360º photo in Facebook everyday. So what’s missing? Retouching and branding! Learn to seamlessly remove the tripod, as well as introduce new artwork into your spherical panoramas. Learn how to edit, enhance, and augment this engaging photographic experience with custom branding and retouching techniques using the VR Comp Editor in After Effects. We’ll also cover some shooting tips and workflows for removing yourself and others from a shot, and even use bracketing techniques for creating the perfect shot. Concrete skills and take-aways:
  • Working with the VR Comp Editor in After Effects
  • Seamlessly removing the tripod
  • Adding logos and artwork to spherical panoramas
  • Removing yourself and others form a scene
  • Adding Photoshop into the workflow
  • Bracketing your shots
  • BONUS – adding animations for VR photos
Infinite Flexibility Capturing Traditional Video with a VR Camera Insta360
Speaker: Michael Shabun

In this session, you’ll learn how to use Insta360’s 360 degree camera as a tool for capturing traditional content. For beginners, you’ll learn how you can save time in post-production with easy-to-use AI editing tools. And for more advanced videographers, you’ll learn the infinite possibilities of how a 360 camera can help you pull off creative and complicated shots with less gear and budget.

Adding Interactivity to 360˚ Videos
Speaker: Nick Harauz

In this session, we’ll explore how to prepare your 360 videos for export to a variety of applications that allow you to create hotspots/interactivity. We’ll view solutions both online and, on a desktop, including 3D Vista and Mobfish VR Studio. We’ll create various forms of interactivity and test them. Finally, we’ll look at a few successful case studies of 360 interactive experiences. 

Learn to live stream in 8K with Insta360 and Radiant Images

Live streaming in 8K used to be next to impossible with technological bottlenecks. Now, with streamlined Insta360 professional cameras and 5G rolling out internationally, it’s already a reality. Creators are already using cutting-edge tech to achieve immersive 8K broadcasts, and we’re here to teach you their state-of-the-art workflows varying from low budget projects to high end productions. Whether you are new to VR live streaming or if you are a pro, as long as you have an interest for where the industry is headed, join experts from Insta360 and Radiant Images as they show you the latest ecosystem tools to using Insta360 technology for 360-livestreaming.

PANEL: Case Studies in VR/AR/360 Creators in Action

XR is expanding business models and storytelling, from enterprise to nonprofits. Find out how these creatives are using VR, AR and 360 to complement and expand the possibilities for reaching audiences and monetizing content.

Creating Aerial VR Shots
Speaker: Francis Torres
Virtual reality has become more common place in recent years with the advent of cheap and affordable 360 cameras such as the Insta360 One X, Richo Theta and GoPro Fusion. It is the most immersive way bringing viewers to a location without leaving the comfort of their own home. Taking VR to the skies is a new and uncommon platform that is yet to be utilized. In this session, we will explore cheap and easy ways to achieve VR in the air. We will explore the gear needed, shooting techniques, and post-production workflows in After Effects, Photoshop and Mocha VR to achieve quality aerial VR. By the end of this session you will have a great head start on creating immersive birds eye views.
How to Mix VR180 and 2D 360
Speaker: Al Caudullo
Visual content creators are always faced with the challenge of how to best present their stories. When it comes to VR we need to become innovators and not imitators. Our viewers watch our videos on their smartphones as well as PCs, Macs and then hopefully their VR headsets. How do we make the VR headset a special experience? Many say that 3D isn’t necessary, but I will show you how 3D is the way to separate yourself from the pack and stand out with your 3D Premium content. This session will deal with how to plan your shots, what to use first, 3D or 2D? Which shots will tell the story better? Stay ahead of the rest of your contemporaries and deliver content that stands out.