Florida A&M University (FAMU) students got a crash course in creating immersive film projects at the Knight Chair Speaker Series Virtual Reality Boot Camp at the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) on February 28 and March 1. The boot camp featured Alton Glass, an award-winning VR filmmaker and CEO of GRX Immersive, and Amanda Shelby, a producer of virtual and augmented reality, also of GRX Immersive. Oculus provided Oculus Go VR headsets to students who attended the event.
The VR Boot Camp also featured L.Michelle Salvant, a FAMU alumna and owner of LMichelleMedia.co. Salvant, who proposed the VR Boot Camp concept to the school. She is the creator of culturally relevant stories of faith and the African-American experience. Other speakers included Torance Jones, an award-winning virtual and augmented reality innovator; and Will Roberts, a director, VR artist and immersive designer.