VIRTUAL REALITY (VR)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE FOR NGOs & NFPs
This short 360 VR video about mangrove forests which allows you to experience the immersivness of VR can be watched on Youtube in VR or you can just use your mouse, or move your phone, to view the entire 360 video from any angle.
STUDIO VIRTASIA'S CSR PROGRAM
The advent of Covid 19 has dramatically impacted the way NGOs can deliver assistance and training to their targeted community members. However, the need for this training etc, has not waned. Organizations delivering training and assistance require new tools and methodologies to deliver their messages and assistance during this time of the pandemic.
Studio Virtasia, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSRs), has for some years been producing community training videos on the subjects of Reforestation and Climate Change within its Million Trees & Messages Project.
In recent months to make these productions even more immersive for young viewers, Studio Virtasia has been producing its community training videos as 360, 4K Virtual Reality (VR) videos.
EXPANDING OUR CSR PROGRAM
In an effort to expand its CSR project’s reach and impact, Studio Virtasia is now offering to produce short 4k, 360 VR, 3D animated videos for NGO’s, who need immersive educational videos, to better impart their important messages and training, to their targeted communities in these times of Covid 19.
VR is by far the best video format to produce immersive educational videos with. It allows viewers to actually believe they really are at the destination being filmed. Whether that be a forest, farm, desert, community or training college. However, because of their intense technical production requirements, the costs associated with producing a single VR video have put them out of the reach of the NGO’s which most need them, to impart their messages and training.
Realizing the critical needs of NGO’s, hampered by COVID 19 travel restrictions, Studio Virtasia has decided to expand its CSR commitments, to include a Grants Scheme which will cover 90% of the production costs of a number of important community oriented VR videos.
YOU CAN VIEW GRANTEES TO DATE BY CLICKING HERE
STUDIO VIRTASIA’s CSR GRANTS PROGRAM
The cost to produce one minute of 4k, 360 VR, 3D animated video is on average US$3,000/minute. To give you some idea of the time it takes to produce just one minute of 4K 360 VR video, after all the animations have been completed, it takes another 60 hours of high speed computer time, to render a single minute of VR video.
To assist NGOs, etc gain better access to the outcomes VR training and educational videos can produce for their targeted audiences, Studio Virtasia will make a VR Production Grant of 90% of the production costs, per minute, of a number of 3D animated VR videos each year, suggested by NGO’s and Not for Profits(NFP), which it deems, will assist produce measurable outcomes for worthy causes and communities.
Hence, if an NGO or NFP wanted to have a 3 minute 3D animated VR video produced, Studio Virtasia would make a grant to cover 90% of the production cost (US$8,100) and the NGO or NFP would only contribute 10% of the production cost (US$900)
Organizations can readily purchase hundreds of low cost high quality VR headsets for their targeted audiences, which will enable them to get fully immersed in their VR presentations
Google Carboard Version 2 VR headsets with the Organization's logo printed on the headset, only costs $2/headset
Google Carboard Version 1 VR headsets with the Organization's logo printed on the headset, costs just $1/headset
However it is not critically important that all targeted audiences have access to VR headsets, as the 360 videos are themselves very immersive when viewed on a mobile device or computer.
Priority Areas for VR Production Grants
Education & Training
Sustainable Development Goals
Not For Profits
Health Care Providers
Can I apply for the production of multiple VR Videos?
How long after I submit my application will you let me know whether we have been successful in obtaining a Production Assistance Grant?
We will get back to you with 21 days of you submitting your application.
How long can each video be?
We suggest each video should be 3-8 minutes long
Are there any other costs associated with the production of my VR video?
If you want Studio Virtasia to develop specific characters, which we do not already have in our character library then you will need to pay for the development, modeling and rigging of that character.
How long will it take to produce my VR video?
Depending on its length it should only take 4 -6 weeks to produce after Grant Assistance has been approved
Who will write the script for my VR video?
Ngo’s will need to write their own script for the narrator to read.
What language can my VR video be produced in?
Each VR video will be produced in the English and Vietnamese languages. Videos can be produced in other languages, if the NGO provides the recorded voice over.
Who owns the intellectual property of my video?
The characters contained within each video will remain the property of Studio Virtasia.
How will I access my VR video?
Studio Virtasia will upload your video to Youtube.
Can I provide the narration voice over for the video?
Why is your Grant 90% of the video production costs?
We will only fund 90% of the production costs as we believe it is important that NGOs have some financial interest in the production of each video. If we funded 100% we believe NGO’s would want nonessential videos produced, which would defeat the purpose of the Grant Assistance Program.