If you have plans to produce VR content for good, Google’s new Daydream Impact program might be the perfect first step.
The project aims to provide cameras and training to organizations, nonprofits, creators and changemakers so they are empowered to create social impact-driven VR content.
“Daydream Impact focuses on three common bottlenecks we have identified: a lack of training on how to create VR video, difficulties accessing camera equipment and tools to showcase their content, and little exposure to how VR has been used creatively to tackle big challenges,” reads Google’s blog post about the new initiative.
The initiative includes a VR filmmaking course on Coursera, outlining hardware, pre-production strategy, filming tips and best practices, post-production workflows and suggestions for publication and promotion.
The course is open to all, for a fee (around $20), but to access the camera loaner program, organizations will need to apply, just like with Google’s Jump Start program for creators. Those selected will have six months “to capture and refine their work and showcase it to their stakeholders,” Google writes.