January 25, 2018

Virtual reality production workshop set

Faculty are asked to remind students that they are invited to attend free workshops next month that look at the endless opportunities in virtual reality production.

Virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) continue to improve as the industry and creative minds forge new ways of communicating ideas. VR/AR is utilized in journalism, cinema, health, education, tourism, real estate and other industries.  Willie Roberts, a 2011 Master of Fine Arts alumnus who works in New York City as a creative director and immersive designer will lead the workshops.

The workshops are:

  • 8 – 5:30-8 p.m., Communications Building, Room 1116. “VR Industry and Immersive Storytelling Topic: 360 Capture and Hands-On Production Time.”
  • 9 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Communications Building, New Media Center, Room 9E. Virtual Worlds Topic: 360 video Post-Production and Real-time Virtual Worlds.”

Students may choose to attend one or both days. Seating for both sessions is limited.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Antonio Martinez, associate professor, Cinema and Photography, at siuVRworkshop@gmail.com. The workshop is partially funded through the Fine Arts Activity Fee.