Thomas Small & Sarah Steele
Google
Biography
This is the VR crash course you’ve been hoping for. In one hour, you’ll walk away with a grasp of what makes VR such a powerful content creation platform, an intro to industry tools and best practices, and the required skills to produce VR180 videos.

Thomas Small
In his past lives, Tom Small directed theater in Chicago and edited documentaries for PBS and the NYPD. He directed hundreds of videos for the YouTube channel The Key Of Awesome, helping grow it to over three million subscribers and over two billion views. He currently works at Google and produces virtual reality.

Sarah Steele is a lead program manager and producer on Google's VR/AR team focused on empowering creators in the immersive media space. She has founded numerous programs, including the Jump Start camera loan program, the VR Creator Lab, and Daydream Impact, a social impact program designed to enable activists to leverage VR for advocacy. Prior to this, Steele worked on launching some of the world's largest VR campaigns, including the New York Times’s Cardboard distribution, which launched in November 2015. 

Steele grew up between Switzerland and New Mexico and is an avid rock climber, constantly looking to bring work closer to her passions.
A New Lens: Capture Your First VR Video

VR: You’ve heard about it, you’ve been intrigued by it, but you just haven’t known exactly where to start. This is the crash course you’ve been hoping for. In one hour, you’ll walk away with a grasp of what makes VR such a powerful content creation platform, an intro to industry tools and best practices, and the required skills to produce VR180 videos. You will also have the opportunity to demo content in headset—and, best of all, you’ll leave with a short piece you’ve created.



By participating in this workshop, you will receive a complimentary VR180 camera and agree to be part of an opt-in feedback.