3/22 Lecture Notes: Presentation day!

5:15-5:25: Welcome back! 5:25-5:35: A few notes: Sundance Ignite on Tour starts tomorrow at 5 p.m. in innovation lab! See the full schedule here. Please add your name for the VR Journalism Workshop signup if you want to attend, and want pizza. (Don't worry if you aren't into journalism, you can still come and get feedback). Journalism 360 challenge is open with an April 10 deadline. Each grant is around $35,000. Got any ideas? I am entering one with a previous student, and can for your ideas too. Check out Student Life 360...

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. -...

3/1 Lecture Notes: Introduction to Unity3D

5:15-5:25: Recap from last week Assignment 5, your own individual 360 in the style of The Daily 360. Due next week. 5:25-5:45: Research presentation Tanya Monthakarntivong: VR in healthcare 5:45-6:15: Unity: What can it let you do? Immersive news projects, like Harvest of Change. Most projects from Emblematic and anything walkaround in the Vive. Export for Mac, PC, and other platforms like gaming systems. Even the web! Let's look at that Harvest of Change project in Unity. 6:15-7: How Unity works. Follow along! Now you will create a scene in Unity3D. If...

2/22 Lecture Notes

5:15-540: Updates - We have a Blackboard site! But don't worry, it's only used for one purpose. - Upcoming USA Today 360 video internship. If interested, let me know. - Last week of video! Today is primarily a work day but I can also work with you to update your videos with 2D Skybox text if you like. - Next week we start Unity. DON’T MISS THIS CLASS OR YOU WILL FALL TERRIBLY BEHIND! - I’ve added three possible presenters for each week’s class starting immediately. Make sure you sign...

2/15/2016

5:15-5:45: Presentations More of you need to sign up! I've added a third spot for each week. Today: Greg Archer. Anyone else want to go today? 5:45-5:50: Updates We have Mac server space. See secret-stuff page for login. You can use it to get the YouTube Metadata Converter. This week and next are last two weeks for video. Then we delve into Unity. Trials for AVP and APG are on the Mac labs. Journalism360 info. Get ideas together! More about Journalism360 here: https://medium.com/journalism360. Read the posts, especially this from Jenna Pirog...

2/8/2017 Lecture Notes

5:15: Houseeping, reminders Christian Merced, new student. He needs a video team. Who needs help? See the signup sheet. Cage has six GoPro Ominis, 1 standard rig. So ... Assignment 3 deadline now extended to next Wednesday morning. Entire class schedule is now updated here. VR Research presentations: a few of you still need to sign up. Also, remember the independent learning requirement. And for grad students, interview developer and post whitepaper. 5:30-5:40: Greg Archer research presentation 5:40-6:15: AutoPano DIY time Log into a computer and open AutoPano. Stitch your footage (if you...

2/1/2017 Lecture Notes: 360 GoPro Rigs

5:15-6: Meet at the Cage. How the Cage works. Get set up. Quick pitches and voting. See the list of pitches here. Declare the teams. Check out and walk through the 360 rigs. Head to 205A. 6-6:45: How 360 camera rigs work. Walk through the recording and loading process. See the 360 Pre-Production Tip Sheet. Let’s shoot a quick video! 6:45-7: How stitching works in Autopano, high-level. See the AutoPano Main Interface Tip Sheet. See the AutoPano Post-Production Tip Sheet Let’s attempt to stitch a video! 7-7:15: Nadir patch Creating a Nadir patch in...

Week 2 – 1/25 Lecture Notes

5:15-5:30: Housekeeping Remember: take survey AND do assignment 1 as blog post. Last time you can be late and get credit ... Quick check on enrollment. Please humor me as I take new photos of you ... Our #VRStorytelling hashtag has been hijacked. New suggestions? (Maybe #VRNewhouse). VR Experience research presentations. Review VR Experience Research page and sign up for a slot. First presentation next week! I'm at Sundance Friday-Sunday. Text me if there's something you hear about that I should check out. Check out Dear Angelica on the Oculus + Touch in the...

Spring 2017, Class 1 Lecture Notes

1. Overview of class, introductions (5:15-5:50 – 40 mins) 2. Preparing your phone for VR (5:50-6:20 – 20 min) 3. Great final projects examples from last year (6:20-6:35) 4. Go over first assignments and (6:35-6:45 – 10 min) Assignment 1, Pt 1:       Complete the class survey Assignment 1, Pt 2:   Blog post related to your first VR experiences Individual Presentation: Find another VR experience and be prepared to share it. You’ll only need to present during the week you sign up for. See handout. 5. Head to the innovation lab (6:45-8) Goal is to...