360 Video Creation Fundamentals

Learn the foundations of creating professional 360º and cinematic VR video
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (116 ratings)
9,897 students
360 Video Creation Fundamentals
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (116 ratings)
9,900 students
How 360° video works
How 360º video started
Origins of 360º video
Assembling 360° video on the timeline
Exporting and finishing 360° video

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of computers and cameras
Description

Hello and welcome to this course! I'm Josh, and I love immersive media.

Full disclosure: This course hasn't been updated for a while and contains some outdated information. It's been free for a while now, but I wanted to update the course description as well so everyone could understand the context of them going through these videos.

I created this course back in 2016, so it's not ancient or anything, but it definitely doesn't include the latest tools, techniques, and tricks that have evolved since then (which is a lot.)

There are still approaches and philosophies that I think are still applicable and valuable and I'll try to remove videos that contain zero useful information, but just keep all that in mind while you watch.

I'm still working in the Cinematic VR industry, but have shifted my focus from teaching over a little more to making. So, as always, feel free to leave questions and I'll be happy to answer them.

I'll leave this course up on Udemy, but will probably be more active on the 360º Video Academy YouTube channel so feel free to come find me there as well.

Thank you!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to shoot, produce, edit and deliver 360 video
Course content
12 sections • 50 lectures • 6h 44m total length
  • What is 360º Video?
    00:21
  • Terminology
    01:48
  • The Power of Storytelling
    01:23
  • Introduction Quiz
    5 questions
  • Pre-Production & Storytelling
    03:58
  • Planning & Logistics
    02:52
  • Pre-Shoot Equipment Checklist
    00:26
  • GoPro Setup
    00:10
  • 360 Video Cinematography
    07:59
  • Capturing Your Vision
    05:46
  • Embracing the Loss of Control
    01:52
  • Pre-production Quiz
    1 question
  • General Tips, Preferences, App Setup, and Keyboard Shortcuts
    07:40
  • Importing and Organizing Media
    12:39
  • Syncing Cameras
    16:10
  • Autopano Video Pro Overview
    08:06
  • Stitching Basics
    08:44
  • "Prelim Stitches"
    08:39
  • Exporting from Autopano Video Pro
    05:14
  • Output Options
    07:45
  • Adobe Premiere Overview
    05:53
  • Importing, Organizing, and Setting up Sequences
    05:59
  • Editing 360º Video
    11:49
  • Editing Workflow
    2 questions
  • Adaptive Stitching
    11:00
  • Range Stitching
    06:11
  • RMS Curve
    05:10
  • Masking in Autopano Giga
    09:46
  • Animating Masks in Autopano Giga
    04:23
  • Blend Modes and Masking in After Effects
    06:32
  • Fixing Stitch Problems in Photoshop
    10:24
  • Blend Modes in Autopano Video Pro
    05:32
  • Basic Stabilization in Autopano Video Pro
    03:56
  • Advanced Stabilization in After Effects and Mocha Pro
    25:35
  • Basic Remove with After Effects, Photoshop, and mocha Pro
    15:57
  • Basic Remove with mocha Pro and After Effects
    11:06
  • Basic Remove on Locked-Down Shots with Photoshop and After Effects
    05:25
  • Advanced Remove on Moving Shots with mocha Pro and After Effects
    14:01
  • Individual Camera Batch Export for Advanced Repair
    14:15
  • Adding Graphics to Locked-Down Shots
    11:25
  • Adding Graphics to Moving Shots
    13:58
  • Effect Overview
    04:44
  • Utilizing Full Dynamic Range of Your Cameras
    09:19
  • Color Correction and Grading Issues to be Aware Of
    04:36
  • Exporting Multiple Versions from Autopano Video Pro
    02:35
  • Replacing Prelim Stitches with Final Renders
    01:43
  • Exporting from Adobe Premiere
    05:59
  • Quality Control and Feedback
    02:30
  • Director's Cuts
    06:13
  • Delivery
    07:21

Instructor
360° Video & Immersive Media Creator
Josh Gibson
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 116 Reviews
  • 9,897 Students
  • 1 Course

Josh is a passionate filmmaker with a decade of experience and a love for technology. He's a 360° video director has produced projects globally. Josh's background is in documentary filmmaking and has travelled all over the world helping to tell stories about extraordinary people and organizations. Josh believes that immersive media is a huge part of the future of storytelling, and loves teaching and sharing his knowledge of how to most effectively utilize 360° video in the filmmaking and storytelling industry.

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