Intro to Volumetric Filmmaking with Emmy-Winning Immersive Company Scatter

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About the Instructor

Cory Allen is a cinematographer who specializes in volumetric and 360° video. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts, and since has worked on a variety of multi-camera television productions as an audio & video engineer. In 2016, Cory was instrumental in the production of Scatter’s documentary “Blackout”, a VR experience where viewers roam freely through a New York City subway car and listen i...

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Class size

8 people max

Type

Single-Session Workshop

Session Duration

4 hours

Location

Brooklyn

Level

Beginner

What you'll learn

VOLUMETRIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP SERIES
Volumetric Filmmaking, pioneered by Scatter and made possible with Depthkit, allows us to combine the narrative power of filmmaking with game-engine interactivity. It allows us to capture real people, real stories and real places, and invites audiences inside the virtual worlds where the story takes place.

In this Volumetric Filmmaking workshop series, Scatter hopes to share the tools we create and the techniques we work with to promote the accessibility and diversity of immersive storytelling.

INTRO TO VOLUMETRIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
Depthkit is an accessible software tool kit for capturing volumetric video for use in virtual reality, augmented reality, and film/video. In this introductory workshop, students will jump into volumetric production by learning how to capture with Depthkit. This will include learning to record with just a computer and depth sensor for the creation of 2.5D volumetric assets. The primary focus of this class is understanding how to film with depth in mind, going over the theory, best practices, and technique of using Depthkit in a production setting. No previous 3D experience is required. This session will also include an overview for sharing the captured 2.5D assets in the Unity game engine.

What students will learn:
-A brief history of volumetric filmmaking.
-Current uses of volumetric filmmaking today.
-Single sensor volumetric capture with best practices and techniques for 2.5D volumetric asset creation.
-A brief overview for setting up volumetric assets in the Unity game engine.

What you need

Students must bring their own laptop. This must be a Windows 10 laptop. Please see our recommended specifications (https://docs.depthkit.tv/docs/equipment#section-computer-requirements) for details. If you have a Mac, please install the Bootcamp Utility (https://support.apple.com/boot-camp). If unable to bring your own computer, please reach out to support@depthkit.tv to request an equipment loan. **Please arrive with Depthkit Pro installed on your computer. To purchase a Depthkit Pro subscription, visit www.depthkit.tv.**

This workshop is being offered 1 time:

    • Saturday, Feb 23 (10:00AM - 2:00PM)

Additional notes

Location: 56 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11237 929-295-9166 Find us right off the Morgan L station. Our entrance is down the steps, next to Friends and across the street from Brooklyn Natural.

Reviews (19)

Average 4.7 Stars

James was very helpful. I found him to be honest, approachable, well-informed, and open to answering all of our many questions. His precise knowledge of the technology was invaluable; it really sped up the learning curve. He was an honest broker and I highly recommend working with him.

April 2015

James is great and super helpful!

April 2015

James is highly responsive and accommodating, highly recommended.

April 2015

great working with him, would be happy to rent him again!

May 2015

All good!

May 2015

great

May 2015

Got DK2 and it was great experience! there's a minor issue in the beginning and James immediately offered a replacement, but I ended up solving it with another HDMI cable.

Very responsive and and super nice guy. Highly recommended!

Oculus Rift DK 2

July 2015

The equipment was in great shape. James was quick to respond and the exchange went smoothly. Also very helpful. Would definitely rent equipment again.

Oculus Rift DK 2

July 2015

James was flexible and generous and knowledgeable about the equipment. All around very helpful!

Easy to work with returned gear on time in good condition.

thanks! easy going and efficient

gr8 as always!

THE BEST AS ALWAYS

Absolute pleasure talking and renting from Depthkit

Drilea headshot 2018 Rob

Depthkit is a great piece of software and it was nice to meet the Scatter team, but the class didn't provide much value (the introduction was equivalent to information you can freely access through their website and downloading the software/demo footage, and the hands-on part was short and very limited).

February 2019

Drilea headshot 2018 Rob

Depthkit is a great piece of software and it was nice to meet the Scatter team, but the class didn't provide much value (the introduction was equivalent to information you can freely access through their website and downloading the software/demo footage, and the hands-on part was short and very limited).

February 2019

Drilea headshot 2018 Rob

Depthkit is a great piece of software and it was nice to meet the Scatter team, but the class didn't provide much value (the introduction was equivalent to information you can freely access through their website and downloading the software/demo footage, and the hands-on part was short and very limited).

February 2019

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VOLUMETRIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP SERIES
Volumetric Filmmaking, pioneered by Scatter and made possible with Depthkit, allows us to combine the narrative power of filmmaking with game-engine interactivity. It allows us to capture real people, real stories and real places, and invites audiences inside the virtual worlds where the story takes place.

In this Volumetric Filmmaking workshop series, Scatter hopes to share the tools we create and the techniques we work with to promote the accessibility and diversity of immersive storytelling.

INTRO TO VOLUMETRIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
Depthkit is an accessible software tool kit for capturing volumetric video for use in virtual reality, augmented reality, and film/video. In this introductory workshop, students will jump into volumetric production by learning how to capture with Depthkit. This will include learning to record with just a computer and depth sensor for the creation of 2.5D volumetric assets. The primary focus of this class is understanding how to film with depth in mind, going over the theory, best practices, and technique of using Depthkit in a production setting. No previous 3D experience is required. This session will also include an overview for sharing the captured 2.5D assets in the Unity game engine.

What students will learn:
-A brief history of volumetric filmmaking.
-Current uses of volumetric filmmaking today.
-Single sensor volumetric capture with best practices and techniques for 2.5D volumetric asset creation.
-A brief overview for setting up volumetric assets in the Unity game engine.

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