DigitalEd: Getting Started with 360° Video

    by Shaheryar Popalzai
    January 23, 2017
    Image by heiwa4126 on Flickr and used with Creative Commons license.

    Title: Getting Started with 360° Video

    Instructor: Shaheryar Popalzai, ICFJ Knight Fellow


    Been seeing all those great 360° news stories but don’t know where to start? Let us help.

    News organizations across the world have adopted 360° technology in their reporting process. From breaking news to documentaries, newsrooms are bringing their readers and viewers closer to the story.

    Don’t let those pricey 360° video rigs intimidate you. Getting started with immersive storytelling is easier than you think. This training will walk you through the process of choosing the right equipment, from camera to rigging gear, planning your shoot and knowing if 360° video works for your story. You will learn how 360° videos are edited and how to pick the right platform to host your story.


    What you’ll learn from this training:

    1. How to put together the best possible 360° video kit

    2. How to plan your 360° story and the best way to set up on site

    3. How to shoot 360° video and edit it

    4. Where and how to host your 360° video on the multiple platforms available


    • Your 360° video kit: Essential equipment you will need to get started with immersive storytelling

    Who should take this training:

    • Journalists wanting to get started with 360° storytelling

    • Freelance videographers who want to jump into 360° video

    • Newsroom managers who are looking to kick 360° off at their organizations

    Date and Time: Feb 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

    Price: $39

    Register now for the online training!

    Note: If you can’t attend the live session, you can still register and see the archived video and ask questions of the instructor. Free registration for BigMarker is required.

    About the Instructor:

    Shaheryar Popalzai is an ICFJ Knight Fellow based in Pakistan. His major focus has been newsroom innovation with multiple news organizations. Popalzai has worked with three major news organizations in the country to help them get started with 360° storytelling, resulting in a number of projects ranging from standalone videos to more in-depth 360° projects on different issues. He has also been working with news organizations to help set up innovation teams. He has previously been associated with The Express Tribune and Geo TV Network.

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