What was the scope of their involvement?
The initial consultation with VR Vision Inc. was regarding what type of hardware we should be buying. After the technical consultation, we looked at purchasing equipment and ended up buying an advanced, high-tech camera. VR Vision Inc. took care of the setup, configuration, and customization for the school. They provided training to my colleague and me, showing us how to operate, edit, and create using the equipment.
Their team also gave us information on the creative software that was available for classroom use. Alex (360° Content Director, VR Vision Inc.) delivered hands-on training, giving examples of what other companies are doing with the technology. He also gave us advice on the best practices for video pre– and postproduction, and how we can convert files and present them on different devices and screens.
What is the team composition?
Along with Alex, we’ve been predominantly in contact with Elizabeth (Business Development Director, VR Vision Inc.). She put us in touch with Roni (CEO, VR Vision Inc.), who walked us through the process.
How did you come to work with VR Vision Inc.?
We’d originally been looking for a hardware solution. A year prior, during a cold-call scenario, VR Vision Inc. got in touch with us. We weren’t ready to procure service with them at the time. When this project came along, we got in touch with several companies, and it was fortuitous that VR Vision Inc. knocked on our door again. Many companies are familiar with the equipment but don’t have in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of development.
When talking with Roni and Alex, it was apparent they knew their work well and that they’re leaders in the field. I felt confident in trusting them. They also told us that they’d worked with other schools and were interested in talking. After I received the grant, conversations began.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve invested between $10,000–$50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with VR Vision Inc. in September 2018, and are looking at the final phase of engagement.