DigitalEd: Getting Started With Virtual Reality

    by Robert Gutsche
    February 9, 2017
    Sign up for the DigitalEd session on virtual reality.

    Title: Getting Started With Virtual Reality

    Instructor: Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. and the Mobile Virtual Reality Lab, Florida International University


    This session focuses on introducing new users to emerging virtual reality technology. Participants will learn the differences in forms and types of virtual reality, learn about the latest in VR equipment and software, become exposed to possibilities for beginning their own virtual reality efforts in affordable and accessible ways. Participants should leave the session with an understanding of pre- and post-production elements of virtual reality creation, how to proceed on securing technology, and the current ethical and professional challenges related to this new form of storytelling.

    What you’ll learn from this training:

    • Necessary production equipment and software
    • Storyboarding and pre-production for VR
    • Interviewing and reporting for VR
    • Lessons for sharing and distribution


    • Slides from presentation

    Who should take this training:

    • Professionals and educators interested in learning a new medium
    • Students looking for a professional edge
    • Visual storytellers

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

    Price: $39

    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.

    Register now for the online training!

    About the Instructor:

    Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., is Assistant Professor in Journalism + Media at Florida International University. The Mobile Virtual Reality Lab is a student-run space focused on creating immersive journalism, media, and research. Visit robertgutschejr.com and eyesontherise.org/VirtualEYES for more.

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