360 videos are hot commodities right now. Everyone from Facebook to YouTube to Snapchat is tripping over themselves to integrate spherical video into their platform. There’s a boom happening in demand for 360 content and the hardware to make it happen, but what about the techniques?
360 filmmaking is an infant in the world of cinematography. There are so many questions that need to be answered before a 360 video can become a good 360 video. Where should your subjects stand? Where should the action take place? How can you direct a scene for an audience with the power to look wherever they wish?
Another rapidly emerging branch of 360 filmmaking is live streaming events – specifically music festivals in VR. The Nokia OZO camera was built with live-streaming in mind. With their new OZO Live offering, the OZO team has taken it to events around the world, including recently at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. What’s involved in a 360 live streaming production? How does one tackle technical problems that arise in the heat of the action?
These are all hurdles that burgeoning 360 artists need to overcome in order to reach their goal of true immersive excellence. That’s where we come in.
Upload is partnering with Nokia OZO to put on 2 masterclasses:
“360 Filmmaking Best Practices” and “How to Live Stream a Concert in VR”. This December 13th and 15th at 7PM PST we will stream 2 live educational sessions via the Nokia OZO on YouTube 360. The classes will be taught by Alex Henning and Juan Santillan — two highly accomplished, cutting-edge content creators — and will distributed by UploadVR.
December 13th @ 7PM PST – OZO Masterclass #1, 360 Filmmaking Best Practices, by Alex Henning, Executive Producer of The Argos File
December 15th @ 7PM PST – OZO Masterclass #2, How to Live Stream a Concert in VR, by Juan Santillan, CEO & Founder of Vantage.tv
To watch, you must register online. Links to YouTube 360 and viewing instructions will be sent to those who register.
These events are your first step toward becoming a professional 360 video creator. See you in class!
About your educators:
Alex Henning is the Co-Founder of Magnopus. He’s an Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor who won for Best Achievement in Visual Effects in 2012 on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. His work has also earned awards from the Visual Effects Society and the International Press Academy, as well as a BAFTA nomination.
A hands-on expert in the art and science of synthetic images, Alex has created and supervised visual effects on a variety of projects including feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and theme park rides. His film credits include Star Trek Into Darkness, After Earth, Alice in Wonderland, Shutter Island, The Golden Compass, Superman Returns, Sin City, and The Day After Tomorrow.
A native Californian, Henning was born and raised in Berkeley, and holds a degree in Art from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His resume includes engagements at many prestigious visual effects companies, including Digital Domain, Pixomondo, The Syndicate and The Orphanage. Alex’s work has taken him around the globe for filming and post-production, in addition to being a guest and keynote speaker at several industry events. Henning has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and South America.
Juan Santillan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vantage.tv, a platform for virtual reality live events and fans. Vantage.tv empowers artists and events to expand their reach using its technology to create virtual reality events with engaging social VR features for fans, turnkey VR distribution and monetization tools. Juan brings over 8 years of experience creating software and content for immersive experiences in sports and entertainment prior to Vantage.tv; including being the executive producer of immersive projects for Nascar, Wimbledon, PGA Tour, The Black Eyed Peas and AT&T events.
Founded in 2015, Vantage.tv has already recorded and created in-venue live VR broadcasts for more than 120 performances including such iconic music festivals as Outside Lands, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits providing fans with the best seat in the house.
This post is sponsored by Nokia.