UNREAL ENGINE 5: ANIMATION FILMMAKING LAB

Tell your stories with UE5

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1. - 12. 5. 2023
9 / 10 participants New
English
10 days
Unreal Engine fresh user to an intermediate
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

1 900 EUR

per participant

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Unreal Engine is one of the most valuable pieces of software to invest your time in learning as it is rapidly being adopted by almost every industry that does anything in the virtual space. This lab will go in-depth with the very core tools of Unreal Engine 5 and show you how to make films in real-time engine/renderer. You will be making a film sequence of an actual project.

 

ON COMPLETION OF THIS LAB, YOU WILL:

  • Utilize advanced skills in Unreal Engine 5 for cinematic production.
  • Have a deep understanding of the art and technical tools of creating engaging, technically advanced cinematics in Unreal Engine.
  • Polish your professional reel to boost your professional career.

About the course

Lesson plan

Week 1 
  • Creating a shot, telling a story from a single frame to a single shot
  • Setting up scenes and establishing shots, the camera renders
  • Posing character, creating a mood in a scene
  • Working with Mocap. Using your shots as inspiration
  • Working with Mocap data, importing into UE. Introduction to a character pipeline
  • Finalizing your shot. Lighting, fx, audio
Week 2
  • Creating a sequence, working with multiple shots, and maintaining continuity
  • Understanding your brief, planning your shot. Multiple cameras. Thumbnails to boards
  • From boards to shots, key poses on character, first edit
  • Mocap shots, working with actors, directing, NOT dictating
  • Bringing your animation into your shot, refining the camera, and adding audio and FX. Bringing everything into focus
  • Final renders and delivery

How it works

Before the course, you will have an online session with the mentor to discuss your expectations and where you are with your UE skills to set the proper focus of the lesson plan to meet your goals.

Participants will get a storyboard with 3D assets or an existing CG project provided by ANOMALIA to create multiple film sequences. The mentor will assist you individually in reaching the set goal. Pacing will be quick but communicated to allow for easy consumption and a more comprehensive range of topics.

Questions and challenges arise when pursuing a goal that simulates real-world collaboration and final deliveries.

Who is it for

  • Artists aiming to learn the core filmmaking skills in UE5 for the first time (pre-requisite UE5 course required)
  • Film professionals who want to migrate their skills to a real-time future (pre-requisite UE5 course required)
  • Animation and/or Film artists with a general interest in Real-Time rendering and cinematics (pre-requisite UE5 course required)
  • Cinematic Editors and Directors using Unreal Engine who might want to learn new skills and techniques,

Where will this get you

Unreal Engine is one of the most valuable pieces of software to invest your time in learning as it is rapidly being adopted by just about every industry that does anything in the virtual space.  From game and movie studios to automotive, architectural, and product design companies. You will be equipped with skills and know-how that will help you determine your next steps in your career future which will surely be using Unreal Engine as one of the few most important tools in many industries.

This lab will give you a leap in understanding the tools and techniques needed to stay relevant in the ever-changing and ever more important world of virtual content development.

Fees and funding

Fees: 1 900 EUR

The fee covers the fee of the course and VAT.

It doesn’t cover accommodation, meals, and travel.

Approximate living costs during your stay in the Czech Republic:

  • Accommodation at the venue: 15 EUR / night
  • Breakfast at the hotel – 5 EUR
  • Restaurant meal between 5 – 10 EUR
  • Grocery in general – 50 EUR per person a week

Funding for Czech employees and freelancers

Czech Labour Office (Úřad práce) offers to cover up to 85% of the course fee within the so-called POVEZ II project (Support of Vocational Training for Employees II). See the details and conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

  • In the case of cancellation 6 weeks or more before the course starting date, the whole fee (course fee, or course fee + accommodation) will be refunded minus 150€ admin fee.
  • With less than 6 weeks‘ notice, 50% of the total course fee will be refunded.
  • If cancellation occurs in the final 30 working days before the starting date, no refund will be given.
  • However, we will consider transferring the fees to another course (conditional upon vacancies) but a 20% cancellation fee will be charged if this change will be made in less than 4 weeks before the course starting date.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a course if fewer than 4 people are enrolled. In this case we can transfer your fees to any future course or refund the fees you have paid in full.
  • Refunds will be paid within 2 weeks after receiving your full bank details.

COVID-19: Be creative. Be safe!

We would like to assure you that our courses are just for small groups of people and we care about all hygiene recommendations. If the courses have to be canceled for reasons related to COVID-19, your money will be refunded. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that nothing will stop us!

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FUN! Because thats what it should be. Creative process is fun and Anomalia really excels at that. Loved every minute of it.

Tom Kloucek

3D Creature Animator
Fun, it was nice to meet people from all over the world, share knowledge, create new ideas and techniques, but most of all its just great to hang out with like minded strangers.

Perry Lejten

Rigger
The lab like intensive nature of the course is quite different from most and I think very helpful for learning Houdini specifically, as the absence of daily life distractions creates the time and focus to solve problems - and then create some more. Also it might be challenging to think of a better backdrop than lovely Český Krumlov.