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Oculus Launches “VR for Good” in High Schools

[Image Credits: 3dvrcentral.com]

[Image Credits: 3dvrcentral.com]

Oculus is rolling out a program with the goal of using VR as an inspiration for social change. Dubbed VR for Good, the program launches with two pilots. In the first, the Facebook-owned company is connecting students at nine San Francisco Bay Area high schools with professional filmmakers, the aim of which is to have the youngsters produce 3-to-5 minute 360 videos about their local communities and what is important to them. Oculus is donating gear to the schools, consisting of Samsung Gear VR headsets, Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones, Ricoh Theta S 360 cameras, plus access to editing software. And the company is putting students and educators in touch with VR film “mentors.”In the second For Good program, yet-to-be-chosen non-profit organizations will be given a chance to showcase their social missions through 360 videos. Oculus will match the non-profits with ten filmmakers and once again supply the gear and expertise, in this case including professional Nokia OZO cameras valued at $60,000 each, along with post production support, a travel budget, and one-on-one mentorship.

Source: Oculus launches VR for Good in high schools – 3D VR Central – Virtual Reality News