Real Industry | Facebook
Real Industry and Facebook enable future 360 content leaders in San Francisco Bay Area.
To build a thriving community of content creators, designers, and engineers, we build on the success of the success and framework of the University of Michigan / Real Industry Facebook 360 Spatial Audio Challenge. At each university campus, we engage 100 students in a 4 week real-world challenge. Students work in teams spending 20+ hours on their productions and submit online to receive critical feedback and mentorship.
Facebook will continue its support education 360 audio content creators by sponsoring 2 Challenges in the San Francisco Bay Area:
Stanford University - featuring an on-campus kickoff of top Stanford creators from CCRMA, Music Department, Stanford Arts, Communications/VR, CS, and more!
CalState - featuring an on-campus kickoff event at either CalState Monterey Bay or San Jose State, the challenge will be open to creators at all CalState University schools in the SF Bay Area including: San Jose State, CalState Monterey Bay, San Francisco State, Cal State East Bay, and Sonoma State University.
Top performing teams and faculty leaders will be invited in March 2020 to experience Ardenwood, Facebook’s state-of-the-art music and production facilities. By focusing the challenges in the SF Bay area, we ensure that we build a local community of creators, minimize travel time for Facebook employees, and leverage Ardenwood.
Since we are re-launching an existing program, we estimate needing on 6 hours of Facebook staff time between Oct 2019 - Jan 2020!
October 2019 - Donation / sponsorship of $60,000 received ($30k per event supported) to support our full team to work during Q4’19 and Q1’20.
October-November 2019 - Secure venues, key student groups, and faculty champions.
January 2020 - Kickoff event on campuses. At each university campus, we engage 100 students in a 4 week real-world challenge. Students work in teams spending 20+ hours on their productions and submit online to receive critical feedback and mentorship.
February-March 2020 - Challenge wraps. Facebook Sound Design leaders provide feedback to teams. Top teams invited to Ardenwood.
Working together, Facebook and Real Industry will educate, inspire, and build a new community of content creators!