360Heros' Matt Sheils demonstrates camera mounting positions to class attendees.

360Heros Hosting VR 360 Video Workshop in LA

unspecified-1360Heros is now offering a new series of workshops teaching end-to-end VR/360 video workflow! These exciting classes will focus primarily on set-up and shooting with an overview of the stitching process.

For each class, students will be awarded a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the class. Classes will include light breakfast and lunch.

The first workshop is Saturday, May 14, at our office at Village Workspaces, 11845 West Olympic Boulevard #1100w, Los Angeles, CA 90404.



8:00-8:30 AM ­ Breakfast, Networking, Computer Setup

Have a snack and get to know the workshop leader and other attendees.

8:30-9:00 AM ­ Opening Remarks

Opening discussion about 360 video shooting & VR. Keynote & video presentation led by Matt Sheils.

Purpose: This is meant to level everyone’s understanding of the basics.

New Modular Pro7 360 Video Gear, easier and more reliable to use.
New Modular Pro7 360 Video Gear, easier and more reliable to use.

9:30-10:00 AM ­ 360Heros Video Capture

Introduction to various monoscopic and stereoscopic set­ups.

Purpose: This will provide detailed information on which rig to use for various shooting scenarios.

10:30 AM ­-11:30 PM Shooting Exercises

Students break up into groups and shoot with a provided rig, learning about different camera mounting options (static camera, tripod, and monopod) and experimenting with subject movement from a near, mid & far point from the camera system.

Purpose: This will allow for experience with handling, setting up, and maneuvering the rigs. Students will learn subject ­to ­distance limitations, threshold for camera movement, and potential parallax problems inherent to 360 live action videography.

11:30 – 12:30 PM ­ Introduction to 360CamMan Media Management Software

unspecifiedEveryone will congregate for this part to watch how to import, analyze and duplicate data using 360CamMan.

Purpose: Demonstrate software for importing micro SD cards and managing multiple files, which helps to determine validity of takes and anticipate stitching problems.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ­ Break for Lunch & Networking

Chow down on some tasty food and get to know everyone!

1:30 – 3:00 PM ­ Introduction to Stitching – Overview

Everyone will learn how to import media into stitching software, adjust camera positions and render a “quick”stitch. We will then demonstrate how to refine seams and render a “fine” stitch using Kolor Autopano Video Pro.

Purpose: Observe and ask questions while we demonstrate the stitching workflow.

Village Workspaces – 11845 West Olympic Boulevard #1100w, Los Angeles, CA 90404 – View Map