Monday, February 20, 2017

Limestone College Campus VR Tour - Beta Version

Comm 412 students will roll out the Beta version of the Campus VR Tour on Friday, February 24 at the OpenHouse session. Here is a sneak peek of their prototype:

To see this VR Tour on yoru mobile device, laptop, desktop or in your Cardboard or Daydream or other VR headset, CLICK HERE.
To see this VR Tour in your GearVR headset, CLICK HERE. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Composing in 3D, 360, and Virtual Reality

We will be combining our learning, experiences and skills to build a Virtual reality Tour of the campus using TheViewer. Here is an idea of how the program interface "works" as a tour builder:

We plan to release the Beta version of the tour on Friday, February 24 at the Open House Session in Hamrick Hall Room 127. This Beta version will focus on the central campus and buildings facing the quad.

Students will use their Class Website to see more of the information, tutorials, and guidelines on composing in this dynamic emerging medium.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Making Movies!

Students will use Premiere Pro (and provided video, audio and photos) to recreate the 25-second introduction to a fictitious documentary called "Baseball: America's Pasttime."

In doing so, students will demonstrate their learning of the program interface, importing collateral, using photos, layers, timeline, transitions, effects, editing clips before and after insertion to the timeline, titling, the Ken Burns effect, and exporting to various video formats (in this case, a format suitable for YouTube.)

They will upload their videos to YouTube and embed them in their blogs (or upload them directly to their blogs) with additional prose commentary on the process.

(In follow-up projects, students will create a sample of camera shots, and a brief tutorial on tips to make video better.)

Students will build on the instruction in the classroom, but can find additional support at sites like these:

Adobe has some helpful links to instructions and video tutorials to help you get started HERE.

A couple of tutorials you might have particular interest in are these:
  1. Managing & Viewing Assets
  2. Dynamic Slide Shows (aka the "Ken Burns Effect")
MORE HELP Available at the Course Website!