About Virtual Reality Filmmaking (CSC97)

Immerse yourself in a two-day journey into the world of Virtual Reality filmmaking by using 360-degree cameras, and embark on creating a short film that encapsulates the unique perspectives of the natural world.

What will you learn on this course?

This course delves into the intriguing world of 360-degree filmmaking and action recording, with a particular emphasis on capturing the natural world from unique perspectives - such as those of birds, weeds, trees, and other elements of nature. These immersive videos can be readily accessed on YouTube and viewed using Google Cardboard or other simple mobile VR headsets.

Our experienced tutor will guide you through the fundamentals of VR filmmaking tailored to nature observation, highlighting the use of filming gear compatible with panoramic lenses. They'll also demonstrate how to navigate editing software and apps that stitch these immersive films together. Additionally, the course will expose you to experimental analogue methods, providing a comprehensive learning experience.

This course reinforces the notion that creativity extends beyond mere innovative concepts. It involves practical skills like teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and determination. Our aim is for you to leave with not just an appreciation of nature's varied viewpoints, but also the capability and confidence to venture out and create your own immersive nature films.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for young people aged 10 to 15 years. It is open to all ability levels and young people don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany their children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical creative activities. A parent or carer may attend to assist the child if required; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to consider key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

Equipment will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras or smart phones, or tablets. The course may involve being outdoors, so participants should bring practical outdoor clothing and shoes, and a packed lunch.

The film file will be made available to students at the end of the course. Students can upload to You Tube or other social media if they are aged 13 and over.

Are there any additional costs


Who teaches this course?

Allie Litherland and Neil Milton

Dates and times

  • August – August