Singapore University of Social Sciences

Introduction to VR Filmmaking & Photography (CET107)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 1 day

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Digital Media

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

Level: Basic
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences

The buzzword in the tech world is Virtual Reality (VR). If you haven’t quite experienced VR, and are wondering how it works, this course teaches you everything you need to know about Virtual Reality 360 filmmaking and photography

This course will cover how to plan for and film the immersive video that is fed into the VR experience. Capturing a video is only half the 360° filmmaking process. You will learn to download, synchronize, stitch together, edit and process your footage or photograph before it gets uploaded into a VR headset. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to the tools available today and will be able explore the future of VR and the opportunities it offers us.

360° video has endless possibilities. Start your Virtual Reality journey.


A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the roles, functions and possibilities of VR360 Films & Photographs
  • Understand the process of producing VR360 Films & Photographs
  • Assess and critique examples of VR360 Films & Photographs

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Apply practical rules and theory of shooting in VR360
  • Shoot, Process & Upload a simple VR360 Film & Photograph
  • Set up & View VR360 Films & Photographs


09:00 Course Overview
09:15What is VR360 Filmmaking & Photography
including using the VR Headset and watching examples
10:30Morning Tea Break
10:45The Rules & Theories of VR360 Filmmaking & Photography
Session ends with Theory Quiz
13:30 The Process of VR360 Filmmaking & Photography
The Tools – VR360 Camera, Software & Viewing Devices
16:00Afternoon Tea Break
16:15Shoot, stitch, process & present your VR360 Film and Photo
Session ends with Technical Evaluation of individual work
17:45Course Summary & Conclusion


Quiz: 20 Question Theory Quiz
Technical Evaluation: Technical Test on using VR Camera, Software & Viewing Device


  • You should have an understanding of basic photography and/or basic video production techniques
  • You need to bring along your own smartphone device (either Android or iOS)

About the Trainer

Jonathan Foo is a veteran of the media, technology and education industries.

He was the founder of Mega Media, one of Singapore’s largest private media enterprises, generating an output of 9 feature films and hundreds of hours of international co-productions. Mega Media was the first Asian media company to move into High Definition video production. It also owned and operated Singapore’s first independent HD broadcast playout facility that launched 6 HD Channels for SingTel’s MioTV platform.

In education, Jonathan designed and teaches five level-3 courses as part of the Bachelor of Multimedia Technology and Design at SUSS. He was a pioneer eLearning developer, having designed three eLearning modules and was awarded the Bronze certificate for collaborative eLearning by the School of Science and Technology. Jonathan has lectured for two years at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and for a decade at SIM University. In 2017, he was awarded SUSS’s Innovation Seed Grant for research in “Developing the tools and systems for Immersive VR 360 Live Streaming Video in eLearning”. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Education at the National Institute of Education at NTU, specializing in Technologies and Technology-Mediated Learning Environments

Today, Jonathan continues to work closely with the Centre for Continuous and Professional Education (CCPE) at SUSS in identifying and developing programmes for adult learners. Understanding the national need for retraining and skills conversion, Jonathan has begun to develop programmes in the areas of Social Media, Digital Content Management, Entrepreneurship and Immersive Learning Technologies.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Recent payslip or income statement (For WTS scheme only)
  3. Application form

Course Fee

CategoriesFull Course Fee without GST
SSG Funding without GST
Nett Course Fee after SSG funding
(A) - (B) = (C)
GST based on Nett fee
Nett Fee payable after GST
(C) + (D) = (E)
Additional Funding subjected to eligibility
Final payable nett amount
(E) - (F) = (G)
Singapore Citizens*All aged 35 and above and earning $2000 or less per month1 $650.00$455.00$195.00 $13.65 $208.65$162.50$46.15
Sponsored by SME2$130.00$78.65
Self-Sponsored or sponsored by Non-SME aged 40 and above3$130.00$78.65
Self-Sponsored or sponsored by Non-SME aged from 21 to 39NA$208.65
PRs*Self-Sponsored or sponsored by Non-SME aged 21 and above$208.65
Sponsored by SME2$130.00$78.65

* Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

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