Course curriculum

  • 1

    Storytelling in VR

    • Introducing Instructor Fifer Garbesi CH1.0

    • Storytelling in VR CH1.1

    • Types of VR, AR, and XR CH1.2

    • Budgeting for VR Projects CH1.3

    • Fundraising for VR Projects CH1.4

    • Telling the Heroes Journey in VR CH1.5

    • Environment CH1.6

    • Distribution of VR CH1.7

    • Advice for New Creators CH1.8

  • 2

    VR Tech In-Depth: Rigging, Blocking, and Framing

  • 3

    VR Camera In-Depth

    • VR Camera In-Depth CH3.0

    • Camera Sensor CH3.1

    • Compression & Bit Depth CH3.2

    • Frame Rate CH3.3

    • Dynamic Range & Log CH3.4

    • Image Stabilization CH3.5

    • Camera Prep-Day CH3.6

    • Remote Monitoring CH3.7

    • VR 360 Lighting & Clean Plates Technique CH3.8

  • 4

    Producing for VR

    • Producing for VR CH4.0

    • Level of Control CH4.1

    • Carnet CH4.2

    • Budgeting CH4.3

  • 5

    VR Post-production

    • Post Production CH5.1

    • Pro DIT Workflow CH5.2

    • Proxy Offline Editing CH5.3

    • Stitching Master Sheet CH5.4

    • Computer Specs for VR CH5.5

    • Stitching Mono 360 CH5.6

    • Edit 360 Video CH5.8

    • Stitching 3D Stereo 360 CH5.7

  • 6

    On-set BTS with Hugh

    • On-set with Hugh Hou CH6.1

    • Build Your Pro VR Rig - Insta360 Titan CH6.2

    • Farsight Remote Monitoring Setup CH6.3

    • Preview & VR Blocking CH6.4

    • Capture Spatial Audio CH6.5

    • Insta360 Pro 2 Pt.1 CH6.6

    • VR Rigging Tools CH6.7

    • Color Match in VR CH6.8

    • VR Lens Safety CH6.9

    • Insta360 Pro 2 Pt 2 & Lighting in VR CH6.10

    • How to CORRECTLY set Exposure in 360 VR CH6.11

    • Insta360 Titan vs Insta360 Pro 2 in 3D 8K 360° - Which Pro VR Camera to Rent or Buy in 2021?

  • 7

    Nodal 360° - Learn to Shoot 360 Video w/ ANY camera

  • 8

    VR Digital Imaging Technician / DIT

  • 9

    [NEW in 2022] Mistika Boutique Masterclass for Practical VR Filmmakers

    • Edit, Reframe, Color Grade 360° Video like A Pro with Mistika Boutique CH7.1

    • Why SGO Mistika Boutique for XR Video Production CH7.2

    • Computer Specs to run Mistika Boutique and XR post-production CH7.3

    • Stitch, Edit & Render in Mistika Boutique, Super In-depth Tutorial CH7.4

    • How to Import STITCHED 3D 360 Video in Mistika Boutique (NOT what you expect) CH7.5

    • 3D 360 Color Grading In-depth with Mistika Boutique (How to Key out Skin vs 360 Background) CH7.6

    • Basic 3D Comp inside Mistika Boutique CH7.7

    • Live Preview and Color Grade within Oculus Quest 2 using Mistika Boutique CH7.8

    • Dynamic Object Removal in 3D 360 with Mistika Boutique CH7.9

  • 10

    Bonus - Advanced Workflow to Make your 360 Film Standout

    • How to Edit a Professional 360° Timelapse in 8K 360 Video - Mistika VR + Adobe Premiere Pro

    • Discount on Camera & Software

    • Addition tutorials you should watch

  • 11

    Render & Distribute on Oculus TV

    • Publish High Quality VR Video on Oculus TV / META Quest

    • The SECRET Way to Encode BEST QUALITY 3D 360 video for META Quest Release

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VR Director / DoP

Hugh Hou

Hugh Hou is a Co-Founder of CreatorUp. He heads up immersive media content creation and has produced VR content for numerous companies including Samsung, the Special Olympics, Google, Oculus, Facebook, MasterCard, Twitter, TikTok, RedBull Music, Top Gear, SSC Tuatara, Insta360, LACOSTE, Huawei, FOX Sports and the Los Angeles Police Department. He also directs and produces Mixed Reality music videos. He worked with musical artists such as I Prevail, Joyner Lucas, Cypress Hill, and SHAED. When not producing original VR videos & films, Hugh dedicates his time to sharing his vast expertise in immersive technologies and VR filmmaking on the CreatorUp YouTube channel with 67,000+ students. He truly believes that by sharing freely with the world through YouTube, mentoring and consulting, more creators will join the immersive media family. Hugh’s goal is to help the VR industry thrive and to improve the quality of VR filmmaking.

XR Director

Ian Forester

Innovative and award-winning director for immersive theater, digital interactive, and new media on a mission to enable personal transformation through experience on the cutting edge. Since founding VR Playhouse in 2014, Ian has directed, produced, or post-produced over one hundred projects, including the world's first 360 lightfield production and the first live-action commercial for the screen at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. His work has been featured in Forbes, TIME, The New York Times, VICE, The LA Times, Wired, Fast Company, PBS, and Entertainment Tonight, and has earned an Emmy award as well as top honors at SXSW, Sundance, Cannes, and the Venice Biennale.

VR Cameraman

Sebastien Hameline

Sébastien is an acclaimed expert and specialty craftsman in the field of live-action capture of Virtual Reality filmmaking. He has worked on some of the largest scale film productions and live events in the VR/XR space, including clients like Dinsey, Hulu VR, Universal Pictures, Coachella, Melody VR and VH1. His range of skills and experience are relied upon to create the most immersive VR experience possible. He also has extensive experience with motion-controlled systems in immersive productions, and is a rover operator himself. His thoroughness during prep has gained him the respect of his peers for the many challenging on location VR projects around the world he has captured. Learn more:

XR Director

Fifer Garbesi

Fifer Garbesi is an immersive media producer and director intent on testing the limits of the medium through mixing palettes such as 360 video, game engine, volumetric capture, and more. From dancing with AR Childish Gambino for Google Pixel to a VR tour of the human brain, Garbesi’s work has screened at Cannes, Tribeca, and The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and was awarded a Cannes Lion.

VR Producer

Christina Fitzpatrick

Christina Fitzpatrick is a Producer for CreatorUp. She has worked on many projects with clients ranging from tech leaders such as Google and YouTube to educational institutions like West Coast University and Harvard. She has 360 experience for a variety of projects including graduations and nature shots and one of her favorites: the 360 Live for the 2019 Special Olympics and Samsung VR.


Alex Tafreshi

Alex Tafreshi is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He worked with clients such as Netflix, FOX Sports, Google, Dinsey, and more. He is Hugh's 1st AC and shoots VR all over the world.

Our VR Clients

Oculus from Facebook CreatorUp Client
Special Olympics CreatorUp client
Google CreatorUp client
Huawei CreatorUp Client
FOX Sports CreatorUp Client


  • What is 360VR Filmmaker Masterclass?

    The 360VR Filmmaker Masterclass is the definitive guide to 360VR filmmaking brought to you by Hugh Hou, Fifer Garbesi, Sebastien Hameline, Ian Forester, Alex Tafreshi and Christina Fitzpatrick

  • What is included?

    The course is made up of 8 chapters that cover XR storytelling, Producing in VR, VR cinematography, VR Camera Tech, VR post-production, and BTS series.

  • How do I access my classes?

    The full 360VR Filmmaker Masterclass is available exclusively through this website. To access your class, you must create an account on CreatorUp The first 3 chapters are available now, additional chapters will be added once a month

  • How much does it cost?

    Full access to the 360VR Filmmaker Masterclass is $250 (Special price). The final price will go up to $299 soon when all the chapters are released. The CreatorUp VR Course annual subscription ($200/year) DOES NOT include this course.

  • Will I be charged taxes?

    All applicable taxes will be charged in addition to your course price. Tax rates are billed based on your location.

  • How can I watch my masterclass?

    You can enjoy your course on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through our learning platform Here. The course is not available for download.

  • Can you help me with technical questions?

    For all technical questions, please check out Creatorup Youtube channel at Here. Be sure to follow us on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook for community, tips, and advice.

  • How do I cancel?

    If you want to cancel your subscription or order, email us at [email protected]. Full refunds are only available within 7 days of purchase.

  • How can I contact you?

    If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected]