Check out our youth and adult classes, workshops, events, hackathons, Dev jams, and week-long institutes to learn skills for the creative economy and emerging media.

Join us on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 for our first CivicXR Jam and create XR in the public interest! Boston VR, BIG & the Public VR Lab Host Monthly Jam

Everyone can learn VR

Join us on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 in the greater Boston metro area to learn the basics of VR storytelling, understand how emerging media is different than traditional storytelling, journalism, and learn filmmaking tips, trick, equipment and editing with our supportive and expert trainers!

Tuition: $150; partial scholarships are available.
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Afterschool, youth and adult programs in VR, AR & 360 Filmmaking

VR Filmmaking for Youth & Adults

Learn new skills in emerging and traditional media at Brookline Interactive and at the Public VR Lab.

Adult Media Classes:

Full Day Emerging Media Storytelling Training

Friday, May 3rd, 2019, 10-5pm in Boston, MA [Register here]

Well-designed immersive reality (VR, AR, 360) experiences can invoke a powerful sense of wonder and empathy and have a transformational effect on the viewer as the full frame of VR allows for an experiential story and an immersive experience. In this half-day, hands-on training, you will learn how to use these emerging media tools to create immersive stories using 360 video and apply it to your work, to training others and to introducing VR to your community. This class is open to all, including media professionals, journalists, and educators.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

~Overview of 360, AR & VR basics
~Examples/use cases of immersive stories in 360 video, VR and AR
~360 Filmmaking: Hands-on exercises using the Nikon Keymission 360 cameras; capturing high-quality footage
~Editing in 360 - learn the basics to get started editing your videos, experimenting with text, transitions, etc.
~Uploading 360 to the web

Basic Editing in Premiere

Join BIG for this two-session workshop where you will edit and create your own brief video. Adobe Premiere is a high-quality editing software used throughout the film industry that enables one to edit footage and craft a video or film. This workshop will introduce you to the basic functions and concepts of editing, including cutting video footage, adding and manipulating audio, and creating an opening and ending slides.

Next session: Thursdays, January 24th and 31st
Tuition: $100

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Advanced Editing 
Join our resident Adobe Premiere expert as they delve into more advanced functions, tools, and concepts of editing with this high-quality software.  This two-session intermediate editing course will build on the basics and cover importing, master effects and color correction, syncing multi-cam angles, recording multi-camera edits, color matching angles, and more! Utilize advanced editing techniques to take your editing to the next level and make your own professional quality films.

Next sessions: Tuesdays, February 5th & 12th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Tuition: $100

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360 Camera and Editing
Instead of only capturing what’s in front of you, in just one frame, new cameras allow for a full 360 degree view of the world you are documenting. In this two-session class, you will gain a basic understanding of using a 360 camera, stitching content with software, uploading to YouTube, and editing footage in Premiere. BIG members can check out the Ricoh Theta after the class which uses two 180 degree cameras front and back to capture two videos simultaneously, which are then stitched together to create one 360 degree video.

Next session: Tuesday, March 12th, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuition: $50
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Production Basics for Field, Studio, and 360 Shoots
This one-session class will give you all the tools you need to get your media project started. We’ll help you learn the key elements that go into planning your studio show or field production, including scheduling, equipment needs, crew, organizing your footage, and storytelling.

Next sessions:
Thursday, February 28th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm –
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Thursday, March 28th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – 
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Tuition: $50

Mindfulness, Movement & Creativity: Unlock your Inner Artist
BIG is partnering with Women in Film & Video New England to offer a 2.5-hour workshop to help you learn how to use mindfulness and movement to activate your creative process. This class will include meditation and yoga and is open to all.

Next session: Tuesday, February 5th, 6:30-9:00 pm.
Tuition is $35, $25 for BIG/Public VR Lab members
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Introduction to Unity
Unity is a powerful and widely-used game engine for developing VR experiences, as well as video games for consoles, mobile devices, and websites.
This 2-session workshop will introduce you to the basic functions and concepts of Unity and will provide you with the opportunity to do 3D modeling and coding through its systems.

Next session: TBD
Tuition: $100

Augmented Reality: The Right Place at the Right Time
Augmented Reality (AR) is an exciting form of emerging media that has great potential that spans far beyond the Pokemon Go! game that launched this medium into millions of households (and cell phones!). In this one-session workshop, you will learn more about AR, how it works, ways in which it is being used, and how YOU can make a powerful impact on your local community.

By utilizing the Hoverlay app, you can start creating your own AR content on day one. Please be sure to bring your iPhone or tablet, as you will be downloading this app during the class.

Next session: TBD