VR 360 Filmmaking



Course Introduction

Virtual Reality and 360 degrees filmmaking is fast becoming an integral part across industries, especially of the Media Industry. Introduction to VR 360 Filmmaking short course is a comprehensive 2-day workshop that empowers participants with the tools, knowledge and skills required to create their own live action immersive experiences using their phones and affordable tools.

Throughout the course, the instructor will provide a clear and precise explanation of the 360˚ filmmaking process and application; from pre-production to distribution. The content of the course includes terminology, theory, conceptualisation, production and post-production. This workshop is designed to offer an immersive, and hands on approach to learning this new medium.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, attendees should identify the differences between VR 360 and regular filmmaking. They would have experienced generating ideas for short VR content and turning them into a short film.

Course Outline

This is a 16 hours (2-days) course that covers the essentials of VR360 filmmaking using a mobile phone.

Day 1 consists of a theoretical introduction followed by ideation.

Day 2 will be followed up with putting those ideas into execution.


Trainer Profile

Ellie Ngim was a nominated Directing Fellow in the prestigious Busan Asian Film Academy 2015, an educational program hosted by the Busan International Film Festival. Past mentors of the program include Wang Xiaoshuai, Béla Tarr, Jia Zhangke, Hou Hsiao Hsien and Anthony Chen. Ellie’s journey in Media started in 2010 and her work has been screened in more than 6 international film festivals. She is currently a Director in Bert Pictures and BeVRR, and has shot for clients locally and overseas. She has also recently completed her first Feature length movie, titled ‘Uplift’ after successfully launching the first 360 VR lifestyle series, ‘Dining Stars’ during the Asian TV Festival in Singapore.


Lee Cheng Hui has over 30 years of experience in the Technical and Camera department in the Media industry. Lee is also a certified camera operator for aerial shoots and his more notable works include helming the camera as a cinematographer for SKII, community Chest and Changi airport.

Suitable for

Digital content creators

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic understanding and experience with traditional video workflow is useful but not mandatory. Participants should bring a smartphone to review 360˚material during classes.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Certificate of Attendance.

Funding Incentives

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - [email protected]
All other Courses[email protected]

For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund


  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.


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Date of course:
7 October & 14 October 2017

Registration Period:
15 August - 30 September 2017

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up



Duration: 16 hours

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

Time: 9.30am to 6.30pm


Fees Payable:

$800 (excluding GST)


By E-Payment (VISA / Master credit/debit cards/ Internet Banking)

Please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed


Please make the payment at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm



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