VR Filmmaking Course at NYFA
In the 8-Week Cinematic VR Workshop, aspiring visual artists establish storytelling techniques to design and direct VR content. Designed for students who want a hands-on introduction to virtual reality production, NYFA’s Cinematic VR workshop provides an in-depth introduction to topics including screenwriting for VR, directing the actors and audience in 360, multi-lens cinematography, production design, VR post production, spatialized audio recording and mixing, immersive design, and user experience design.
Program DescriptionProgram Name: 8-Week Cinematic VR Filmmaking Workshop
In this hands-on workshop, students learn fundamental VR concepts and create their own virtual reality content. Throughout the program, students study early VR content, live theater, amusement parks, video games, and other interactive/immersive experiences, then apply the techniques to their original projects. Students are also introduced to industry tools and software, working with 360 camera rigs, lighting, spatialized sound, and multiple post-production platforms. They also learn to direct actors and voice-over talent.
To support the core narrative VR curriculum, students gather industry insights from demos by VR tech innovators, as well as guest lectures by content producers across retail, documentary, music, games, filmmaking, and beyond. No prior experience is required to enroll. Projects, equipment, and curriculum are subject to change.
Students should come equipped with a 1TB external drive to save their work, and are invited to bring their own headset for viewing content. All other equipment is provided.
To learn more about this program, refer to NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
NYFA’s 8-Week workshop is available on a recurring basis. Please visit the “Dates” link to check availability at NYFA locations.
The end goal of the program is for students to create an original piece of VR content, which they can execute using any of the tools at their disposal. To learn more about the projects, visit our projects page.
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.