Curious about what it takes to make virtual reality? Come explore design, development and user experience classes at Oregon Story Board this June. All 3 of our new class tracts provide a hands-on learning environment for students interested in exploring different aspects of the virtual reality production pipeline. Our custom curriculum is designed to introduce you to theory and content creation tools, then apply these best practices to create the first projects for your VR/MR portfolio! Continue reading... “Beginner Level Virtual/Mixed Reality Classes at OSB”
Oregon Story Board is holding office hours this Friday, beginning at 3pm – “learn all about Oregon Story Board by socializing with OSB staff and board members as well as the Digital Storytelling community that surrounds it.”
Microsoft’s HoloLens Academic Grant was awarded to five educational institutions nationwide, along with two Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition devices, to each recipient, to further aid their research and development of their respective projects. Clackamas Community College and OSB will use the HoloLens technology to “develop a trade-based curriculum for Clackamas students, particularly students in the automotive program”.
Oregon Story Board announced today the the eight new companies who will be part of the second accelerator class, and the first occupants of their new space in Portland’s Old Town (Old Town Lofts at 411 NW Flanders.)
The accelerator provides physical space, business mentorship, collaboration opportunities, infrastructure support, networks, and seed capital to early-stage companies in the film, video, animation, visual effects, digital media and gaming sectors during a four-month class.
The Oregon Story Board announced its five early-stage companies that were selected for the first OSB Accelerator Class. There is a vibrant mix of film & video, digital media, animation, content, and gaming industries – all that “make up Oregon’s digital storytelling ecosystem”.* The companies are:
CHROMA Chroma makes high-design tools for the creative class. Their first product is Chroma Signal, a mobile app that allows users to create, share, and subscribe to YouTube playlists. Chroma makes it easier to create and distribute lo-fi TV content with great storylines.
Applications are now open for the 2014 Oregon Story Board accelerator program. Interested companies need to have their applications in by July 15th, 2014.
We’re excited to see what kinds of innovative companies will apply to take part. Do you know a company engaging with their audience with exciting new forms of narrative? Send them our way. We’re seeking companies that are looking to grow their businesses in Oregon to be a part of our new program, running September through December. Continue reading... “Oregon Story Board is Open for Applications”