Local Teens Get Hands on Virtual Reality Crash Course from Futurus: re:imagine/ATL Launch 2018 Workshop Series

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In 2018, re:imagine/ATL is launching a new series of Saturday “Crash Course” workshops to train Atlanta-area students in film and media production while connecting them with local media industry professionals. The series is part of re:imagine/ATL’s strategy to expose teens to new technology and potential careers in film and media. The first workshop in the series on February 24th will focus on virtual reality content creation, and will be hosted and lead by Futurus.

Futurus is an Atlanta-based future technologies company, specializing in the development of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and 360° Video experiences for non-gaming industries. The Futurus team works with companies to create one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences for marketing, training, and testing purposes.

During this hands on workshop at the Futurus studio, students will learn the basics of VR creation  including how to import and interact with objects in a Marvel-inspired universe as superheros. Volunteers from the Futurus staff will guide students through multiple stations as they experience a virtual reality space of their own creation.

“We have worked with re:imagine/ATL in the past and have been so impressed with their dedication to educating young people of diverse backgrounds,” says Annie Eaton, CEO of Futurus, “We are pleased to help spark interest in STEM through a virtual reality development workshop and can’t wait to see what the teens think!”

re:imagine/ATL’s focus is to train future storytellers and prepare students for a career in digital media and film. According to the MPAA there are 28,656 jobs directly related to the film industry in Georgia.

“We are excited to provide this series for teens all across Atlanta. We hope to attract teens who want to explore and develop their creative skills,” says Ceci Leon, Workshop Producer of re:imagine/ATL, “Not only will they be able to level up their creative skills, they’ll also get a chance to connect with other teens with similar interests. This should be fun!”

Future Crash Course workshop topics will include screenwriting, production assistant bootcamp, acting and more!

Sign-up for the workshop at www.reimagineatl.com space is limited! Teens-only please.

Please contact Ceci Leon, Workshop Producer, [email protected], for more information.

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