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VR Weekend: Learn to create Virtual Reality worlds and films in one weekend

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VR School, a company dedicated to providing the best possible affordable education for aspiring VR/AR developers and designers, will be holding a VR Weekend event in San Francisco, starting April 22 – 24.

During that weekend, students will be able to *learn* how to either shoot VR films or build VR worlds in Unity3D. The event is open to all skill levels, from beginner to intermediate. In fact, “You don’t need prerequisite knowledge of Unity, film-making, or coding to attend – just an open mind and a desire to create.”

The aim of the weekend is to set attendees up with the skills they need to “edit and publish your own VR films or to create your own virtual worlds using Unity3D.” Attendee’s “will meet like-minded learners and some of the VR industry’s leading experts.” Sounds like fun right?

Here’s a bit more info about each of the courses.



The VR Film course aims to give attendees’s an introduction to the skill sets required for VR filmmaking. “During the course of the weekend, you will get hands-on experience with various types of recording equipment, editing software, sound design and publishing platforms. Then, you’ll work with a team to prepare, record, edit, present and publish your own 360-degree VR movie for Samsung GearVR.”

Here’s a list of the module titles on the course to give you an idea of what it will include:

Part 1: Introduction to filmmaking in VR.
Part 2: Editing, Sound and Text.
Part 3: Introduction to equipment.
Part 4: Preparing, shooting and editing your VR film.
Part 5: Presenting your project and preparing for further learning.

The VR Film Track course will be instructed by Ando Shah, Sarah Berkovich, Kelly Vicars and Martin Ahe.



This course will give users an introduction to the skill sets required to build a VR project in Unity 3D. During this course, attendee’s will “first get an overview of the current technological and business landscape of Virtual Reality and will get familiar with various types of VR. They will then proceed with learning the key aspects of Unity 3D platform by working with a team to build an interactive 3D world in VR.” All of which is important stuff, given that fact that Unity 3D is “Responsible for 95% of computer-rendered VR content”

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Luckily, the course, hosted by VR school, will offer an introduction to
Unity3D – a must-know tool for any aspiring VR designer or developer. “During this part of the course you’ll learn about 3D modeling, texturing, audio, animation and will do some scripting in C# (no prior coding knowledge required). At the end of the course, you’ll develop and publish your own 3D experience in VR for Google Cardboard.”

Here’s a list of this course’s module titles:

Part 1: Introduction to VR
Part 2: Introduction to Unity 3D
Part 3: Unity3D Level Design
Part 4: Building Your Own World in Unity 3D
Part 5: Continuing your education

The ‘Building Worlds With Unity Track’ course will be instructed by Dustin Boyle, Kelly Vicars and Martin Ahe.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, then you may be happy to know that VR School has been kind enough to offer our readers a 10% discount on ticket prices.

The event will be taking place Friday, April 22, 2016, at 6:00 PM – Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 6:00 PM (PDT) and the venue is 1122 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. There’s is an age limit to the event, so attendee’s will need to be over the age of 21, so make sure you bring your ID’s!

VR Weekend will also be hosting VR Weekend in LA (May 6 – 8) and NYC (May 20 – 22). You can learn more about them here:

NYC: goo.gl/fdlltJ
LA: goo.gl/zQfDpN

To get a discount on the ticket prices simply use the code”VRRelatedSpecial” when presented with the option at the time of purchase.

Full details of both of the courses can be found here



Joseph Smerdon

Founder of VRRelated and a VR enthusiast with a passion for gaming and all things creative. Joseph has an extensive background in the broader entertainment industry and a hunger to deliver Virtual Reality related news and content as the market develops.


  1. Martin Ahe

    19th March 2016 at 5:53 am

    Thanks Joseph! By the way, we’re also hosting VR Weekend in LA (May 6 – 8) and NYC (May 20 – 22). You can learn more about them here:

    NYC: goo.gl/fdlltJ
    LA: goo.gl/zQfDpN

    • Tony

      12th April 2016 at 4:51 am

      I don’t see the one in LA and the posted link doesn’t work.

  2. CF

    25th March 2016 at 12:11 am

    Hey there! Is there a discount code for the LA VR Weekend (May 6-8)?

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