3/8 VRStorytelling Lecture Notes

3/8 VRStorytelling Lecture Notes

5:15-5:30: Housekeeping

  • Week after next: pitch your final project. Use the Ignite format (see http://ignitetalks.io). Details here: Elevator Pitch.
  • Sundance. Remember these dates and times! Flyers will go out in email soon.
    • Thursday, Mar. 23 from 5-7 p.m., hands-on workshop with three VR professionals from Emblematic Group (After Solitary / Out of Exile), New Reality Company (GIANT / Tree) and New York Times Daily 360.
    • Thursday same date, 7-9 p.m., special student invite-only walk through of all of these. You are all invited 🙂
    • Friday, March 24: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., installations open to any student to view. Lunch 1-2, then panels from 2-5:30 p.m.

5:30-5:40: Research presentations

  • Aubrey Moore, Empathy

5:40-6:15: Assignments 5 and 6

  • Let's look through some of the Assignments 5 (Unity) and 6 (360 video) assignments.
  • Video: Common problems seen so far.
  • Unity: Anyone want to show their scene?

6:15-6:45: Playmaker walkthrough

  • Refer to the Playmaker Basics tip sheet.
  • See if you can make the treasure box open and close.

6:45-7:30: Lab: Playmaker


7:30-8: Preview of "Out of Exile" in Innovation Lab.


I'm the lead professor for the VR Storytelling class and the Chair of Journalism Innovation at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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