6 Hours of Coaching on Shooting, Editing & Showcasing 360/180 VR Video

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About the Instructor

Sam Baumel is an independent creative producer based in New York City with over a decade of experience producing video and virtual reality experiences. His collaborations include projects with Sonos, Google, Adidas, YMCA, Javits Center & the U.S. Army as well as passion project music videos, experimental dance films and documentaries with nonprofits. He has traveled extensively around the world wit...

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Class size

1:1 Lesson

Type

1:1 Coaching

Session Duration

6 hours

Location

Brooklyn

Level

All Levels

What you'll learn

Wrap your head around 360/180 VR filmmaking with hands on instruction from an industry veteran. As a filmmaker who cares about story and characters, you possess an unique skill set that will shape the artistic and commercial output of virtual reality productions. You also possess a competitive advantage because you understand the flow of production and crew etiquette.

In our coaching session we will discuss the tools, techniques and opportunities available for you to leverage on your particular VR production. We can weigh the pros and cons of different equipment options and shooting formats as well as explore insights for what kinds of scenes will translate well in the 360/VR environment. Our session can also include a review of stitching & editing techniques. Get connected with the resources and talent in my sphere that will be perfect for your next gig. Confidently walk away from our coaching session ready to get on set and redefine virtual reality.

Topics:
- Composition of the immersive frame
- Blocking actions for spherical scenes
- Achieving dynamic shots
- Mounting techniques for drones, cars, bikes, boats, planes, RC vehicles and skydivers
- Pitching VR as a value-add to existing Flat/2D productions
- VR live streaming
- Tips for ingest, edit and export
- Suggested plugins and specific software to level up
- Access to private forum for present and future alumni

Availability

These are the times the instructor is typically available for coaching sessions.

Business Hours M-F + some evenings and weekends

Reviews (96)

Average 5.0 Stars

Overall Sam was a pleasure to deal with -- quick communication and all gear was as described and in great condition. Will be renting from Sam again in the future.

Sony Alpha a7S II

January 2016

Great experience, highly recommend renting from Sam B!

Sam went above and beyond to accommodate my scheduling!

Sony Alpha a7S II

February 2016

Sam was the best. He helped me out in a pinch and was extremely flexible with my time sensitivity. I'll most definitely be renting from him again! Thank you, Sam!

Canon 7D

March 2016

Sam's gear was perfect and he was super easy to deal with. Highly recomended

First time I rented from Sam, his rig was excellent. We'll be renting from him again.

Sam was very easy to work with, extremely accommodating and just a great guy. No question people should rent his equipment!

Canon 7D

April 2016

Sam was great, very clear with communication and very flexible for pick up and return! Thank you!

Glidecam HD-2000

April 2016

Awesome dude, sociable, chill and his gear is in perfect condition. Will rent from him again as soon as it's needed.

Sony Alpha a7S II

June 2016

Sam is always responsive and accommodating. Bought a replacement part for me when it went missing on a shoot.

DJI Ronin-M

June 2016

Sam was great! Would love to rent to again. Five stars.

Great experience renting with Sam! He took the extra time, care and effort to ensure I understood how to setup and operate the equipment.

Great experience renting from Sam!! Would recommend renting from him.

Cool Dude. Gldecam works great. Will definitely rent from him again

Glidecam HD-2000

July 2016

It was great renting from Sam. Excellent quality of equipment. Would highly recommend for future use.

Great/fast communication. Overall great experience!

Glidecam HD-2000

October 2016

Sam was awesome. He took time to walk me through the pieces of the kit and made himself available for convenient pickup and return.

It was an amazing experience working with Sam!

No issues!

Glidecam HD-2000

October 2016

Highly recommended!

Great. As described.

Great. As described.

Zoom H6

November 2016

Always a pleasure working with Sam!

Another great experience renting with Sam. Great communication, ultra-reliable, highly recommended!

Sony Alpha a7S II

February 2017

Sam was great! Incredibly flexible with delivery and pick up. Item was perfect and as expected.

Sam's gear is always impeccable. He did an emergency delivery twice for me to accommodate my schedule. Seriously boss.

Canon 5D Mark III

February 2017

Sam's gear is impeccable. He's super generous with his knowledge and flexibility on delivery.

Sony Alpha a7S II

February 2017

Thank you so much for helping me out last minute!

Sam is the best! Thanks for being so flexible with the pickup and return times. Definitely recommend him!

Amazing experience! Equipment worked great and Sam is the man!

Great rental experience, and very supportive.

Glidecam HD-2000

April 2017

Sam was super nice and flexible. Would rent again!

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5

April 2017

great rig!

Glidecam HD-2000

May 2017

Sam provided excellent service and accessibility.

June 2017

All around excellent experience.

Sam was a joy to rent from!

Everything went well — would rent to again!

Great Service... Loved The Crane

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2

October 2017

Great Service...

As pictured, easy pick up!

Sony Alpha a7S II

October 2017

Sam is the man. Great tripod!

Great renting this lens from Sam. He was quick to respond, especially as it was a last-minute rental, and very accommodating about pick up and drop off details. I highly recommend renting from him.

Sam was accommodating with my tight pickup schedule and made renting a breeze! The tripod is immaculate and perfect for cameras from DSLRs up to the FS7 I used it for.

Camera worked great!

Easy! Second time to rent this from Sam

Sony Alpha a7S II

November 2017

Easy! Second time to rent this from Sam

Sony Alpha a7S II

November 2017

Great Service... Will Rent Again

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2

November 2017

Really easy to communicate with, would rent again!

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2

December 2017

Easy to work with, no complaints, highly recommended!

Sam was super responsive and very helpful. He's a great person to rent from.

DJI Mavic Pro Kit

December 2017

Always great!

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2

December 2017

Sam was super helpful. I came to him with a detailed request and he went out of his way to fulfill it. Users like Sam help make this service great.
Thanks again!

DJI Mavic Pro Kit

January 2018

Great and easy process

Glidecam HD-2000

March 2018

Sam was really accommodating and communicated how to get the lens to me in a short time. Great lens.

Amazing Lens

Sony Alpha a7S II

March 2018

Great gear, functioned perfectly and included useful batteries, mounts, tools, and a monopod. Sam was very knowledgeable and experienced on the gear, and also flexible with pick up and return times

The Crane 2 handled my 5DmarkIV with ease. Such a fun little gimbal. Appreciate Sam’s flexibility with pickup and drop off. Always a great experience renting from him!

Always great, thanks Sam!

Sam was great, very flexible, and went out of his way to make sure I had everything I needed

Great package for run and gun 360 filmmaking

Great rental, worked flawlessly... thanks Sam!

It was great experience. Great communication as well.

Sam was great. excellent with communication and was very helpful when I found myself in a tight bind! Would rent again!

worked great!

Sam is awesome! Great lens - great experience!

Timely and efficient! Thanks sam!

Pickup and dropoff was super easy and Sam was really helpful in explaining some tips of using the mic - worked like a charm for a last-minute shoot need.

Good renter. Good communicator.

Sony a7Rii Kit

August 2018

AMAZING!!!

AMAZING! NOW I CANT LIVE WITHOUT ONE! And Sam was so helpful showing me how to use!

Sam and his Oculus Go were great. We were able to communicate efficiently and effectively in the time leading up to the rental period. I was able to successfully receive and drop off the equipment with no issue. Two thumbs up.

Oculus Go 64GB

October 2018

Sam was super nice and easy going, and the gimbal was in great condition and performed exactly as expected. He even threw in the dual handle grip and the extra grip arm for monitors.
Would definitely rent from Sam again!

Excellent to rent from and easy

Great Lens

Sony Alpha a7S II

November 2018

Product was in great condition. Pick up and delivery was a smooth.

DJI Osmo Mobile 2

November 2018

Excellent quality lav, definitely booking again!

Sam made the rental experience easy, professional, and brisk. He was knowledgeable and responsive. His gear was in perfect order and was easily picked up and returned at whatever hour served my needs. Sam has it totally dialed in.

GoPro Fusion 360

December 2018

Sam was awesome to deal with throughout - very responsive to all my queries, since I hadnt used several of the pieces of equipment before, and very efficient and flexible for pickup and dropoff. He even gave me a carrying case for all the gear, which made things very easy to manage. Would love to rent from him again. Thanks Sam!

Great!

Sony Alpha a7S II

January 2019

Amazing and informativw class

March 2019

Sam was full of great information. 2 hours just the tip of the iceberg for this subject matter. I wish he had a one-day or two-day intensive.

March 2019

Sam's workshop is inspiring and packed with practical information that you can implement in your practice/work. Plus there is added value in joining his slack group and staying engaged with business practices and sharing information. Whether you are starting your own business or established and growing - this workshop is applicable.

March 2019

Great Class!

March 2019

Absolutely worth it. Tons of really useful info - highly organized and insightful. For anyone looking to improve their skills in the business side of filmmaking.

March 2019

A pleasure to rent from!

DJI Osmo Mobile 2

April 2019

Fantastic class! Sam is a terrific instructor and very generous in his tips and tricks! Upped my game as soon as I walked out the door.

May 2019

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Wrap your head around 360/180 VR filmmaking with hands on instruction from an industry veteran. As a filmmaker who cares about story and characters, you possess an unique skill set that will shape the artistic and commercial output of virtual reality productions. You also possess a competitive advantage because you understand the flow of production and crew etiquette.

In our coaching session we will discuss the tools, techniques and opportunities available for you to leverage on your particular VR production. We can weigh the pros and cons of different equipment options and shooting formats as well as explore insights for what kinds of scenes will translate well in the 360/VR environment. Our session can also include a review of stitching & editing techniques. Get connected with the resources and talent in my sphere that will be perfect for your next gig. Confidently walk away from our coaching session ready to get on set and redefine virtual reality.

Topics:
- Composition of the immersive frame
- Blocking actions for spherical scenes
- Achieving dynamic shots
- Mounting techniques for drones, cars, bikes, boats, planes, RC vehicles and skydivers
- Pitching VR as a value-add to existing Flat/2D productions
- VR live streaming
- Tips for ingest, edit and export
- Suggested plugins and specific software to level up
- Access to private forum for present and future alumni

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