Virtual Reality is an emerging medium that is changing the way that people experience entertainment, education, and a widening array of applications that extend beyond the entertainment industry into such areas as mental health, journalism, architecture, and even exercise.
The New York Film Academy Virtual Reality (VR) workshops present a totally new way of thinking about storytelling. Our VR workshops offer students the thrilling opportunity to go beyond the usual two or three dimensions, experience virtual reality, and explore immersive technology while learning the nuts and bolts of this emerging field. Step into a new world as you learn concept development, VR design, and production on your own interactive VR experiences, games and 360 degree films.
The New York Film Academy’s hands-on environment offers students a chance to practice real world VR techniques under the guidance of experts and specialists alike. We currently offer two VR workshops focused on exposing students to the fundamental and advanced skills required of VR professionals.
Virtual Reality Courses and Projects
The 8-week virtual reality workshop you choose may include:
Hands-on camera workshops with a variety of 360 degree cameras
Post-production workflow for spatial audio
Writing and directing 360 degree documentaries
Narrative design for interactive immersive experiences
Non-linear storytelling techniques for games and interactive experiences
Mise-en-scene techniques to compose a 360 stereographic still image
Production sound with ambisonic microphones and multiple lavs
Coding in Unity for the HTC Vive
Production workflows across 360 film and game engine-driven interactive experiences
Overview of the history and development of consumer VR
Industry insights and feedback from experts across cinematic, interactive, and web VR
Unity development for VR games and interactive immersive experiences
Applying UX principles to interactive immersive experiences
Game design for VR
Natural and artificial lighting techniques for 360 film
Directing actors and crew on a 360 film shoot
Stitching and color-correction for 360 film and still images
Spatial sound design in post production OR creating a 360 degree soundscape in post
Depending on the VR workshop you enroll in, you can apply throughout the year as NYFA offers rolling admissions. Contact us to learn the different dates and tuition.
The New York Film Academy currently offers two workshops in Virtual Reality. The Narrative VR workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the tools of cinematic and interactive VR. VR Game Design is an advanced course for students with a background in 3D animation or game development to translate their skills into this emerging medium.