MND 545: Virtual Reality Storytelling

Meets: Tues/Thurs, 3:45-5:05 p.m. in person | Class #18030

Fall 2022 Semester. Open to any Syracuse University student!

Learn the foundational skills needed for effective STORYTELLING IN THE METAVERSE in this hands-on skills course taught by Prof. Dan Pacheco, a global leader in the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality for journalistic storytelling.

What is the metaverse? It’s bigger than just Facebook, though the company is heavily invested through its Oculus VR ecosystem and changing its company name to “Meta.” All the top tech companies are investing millions or even billions into building the foundations of Web 3.0, a successor to the Internet that is promised to be 3D, immersive and social — much of it accessed through augmented glassesheadsets, and even neural interfaces. Investment bank Citi projects the metaverse to be a $13 trillion economy by 2030.

How does your content live in that future, and what do you need to know how to build to be an effective journalist, film maker, advertiser or storyteller? Get your digital edge on the future by learning these foundational metaverse skills:

  • 360 video production using 8K cameras.
  • 3D scanning / photogrammetry.
  • Creating interactive CGI scenes.
  • Coding XR using A-Frame.
  • Motion capture and character animation.
  • Social VR with Mozilla Hubs.
  • Augmented Reality with Adobe Aero.
  • Immersive storytelling techniques.
  • Immersive media ethics.

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