IRVINE, CA, USA, Feb 4, 2021 – EON Reality, the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality education, has joined forces with the world’s first virtual reality film school to alleviate the global education crisis.
The ongoing global pandemic has been a disaster for higher education. Traditional universities are not set up for online learning, and online schools not set up to teach the creative arts in a digital era when 75% of young people want to become content creators. As an industry worth $700 billion, that shouldn’t be ignored.
“Educators are realizing that if they want to boost enrollments and student satisfaction metrics, they have to offer students more than just prerecorded videos, Zoom meetups, and outdated teaching techniques. Being in college is not the same thing as learning, and higher learning is at the very core of building human capital.” Lionel Simons, CEO of Virtual Film School.
Virtual Film School is a fully immersive film school taught in Virtual Reality by the world’s top teachers and influencers in real time, including the Hollywood professionals responsible for films like Avatar, Ghostbusters and Lord of the Rings. VFS is taught from anywhere in the world, to anywhere in the world. VFS has already launched in five countries, including at the Beijing Film Academy, creating the first TikTok promotional videos for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Former alums include YouTube’s 2 billion hitter FreddieW, Emmy Award winner Bernie Su, and 2 billion view TikTok star Niki Baber.
And film is just the start. VFS has already taught English as a second language and will grow into more disciplines in due course as Virtual Film School’s cutting edge curricula debut in 2021 as a part of EON Reality’s worldwide network of partner educational institutions.
“We are ecstatic to incorporate Virtual Film School’s existing curricula into EON-XR, as I believe this is a partnership that could shape how the entire entertainment industry learns and trains. Merging the world’s first VR film school with our world-class XR technology is a collaboration that will likely bring everyone involved to new heights. I sincerely believe that this is a game-changing deal not only for EON and VFS, but also the millions of students around the world looking to get into the entertainment industry.” Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality.
About Virtual Film School
VFS is the virtual reality-based film school for the next generation of new media creators. Delivered online, students work in an immersive virtual reality environment side by side with the best teachers from the world of filmmaking, including the Hollywood professionals responsible for films like Avatar, Ghostbusters and Lord of the Rings. Unlike other online educational offerings, these aren’t recorded sessions – using proprietary software students interact live with the teachers, learning through practical experience on a virtual set to create content that will engage, entertain, educate and compel on new media platforms. Former students include FreddyW, who achieved 1.8 billion views on YouTube and went on to create the hit Netflix series ‘Video Game High School’, and Bernie Su, who created the first and only web series to win a Primetime Emmy Award, and Nicki Baber, with 2 BN views and nearly 200MM likes on TikTok.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education. EON Reality believes that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global development network — with more than 20 locations worldwide — has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for education and industry with over 8,000 applications and over 40 million users worldwide.