Unreal Engine 5: Cinematic Lightning for Film & Games

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2. - 13. 9. 2024
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10 days
Intermediate to advance
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

288€

per artist


1 322€ + 277€ VAT

per artist

Registration Open
* Discounted price for Czech artists after deduction 1 312€ off (82%) from government funds.
** Price applies to all non-Czech artists without funding opportunities from Czech Government.
21% VAT is deductible for VAT payers in the EU.
Lighting fundamentals and Lighting Design is a short course designed to change the way you approach digital lighting. Using Unreal Engine we will be jumping in and mastering widely used cinematography techniques to help take your imagery to the next level

On completion of this course, you will

  • Core skills in how to light environments and characters with a cinematic and storytelling approach
  • An artistic eye with an understanding of color, contrast, and balance
  • Specialized understanding of rendering and lighting tools in Unreal Engine

 

About the course

These are the core things Sam wants to cover over the 10 days. He’d like to leave it fairly loose at the moment until he starts to refine the course and exercises. These are the important aspects of the course planned for teaching.

LESSONS PLAN

  • Introduction to the lighting tools in Unreal
  • Light and Color theory for storytelling
  • Mastering contrast using fog, volumes, and atmosphere
  • Lighting with HDRIs
  • Pre-lighting and light choice – how to plan for an optimized approach
  • Breaking down a script for the time of day
  • Lighting an environment
  • Character lighting to convey personality and mood
  • Working with concept art, color keys, and reference
  • Lighting a scene with cameras from scratch, both character and environments
  • Lighting a scene from scratch conclusion 

Who is it for

Artists who want to further their skills in digital lighting and cinematography

Prerequisite skills
  • Basic understanding of 3d concepts and rendering
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine or an equivalent real-time engine such as Unity

Where will this get you

All participants will get well-respected qualifications within the industry, demonstrating they’ve studied an industry-based course under expert supervision and have the practical, hands-on skills to continually grow as professional games and VFX studios are looking for.

Fees and funding

Fees

Czech artists: 288€
All other artists: 1 322€ + 277€
21% VAT (VAT is deductible for VAT payers in the EU countries)

The fee covers participation in the course. It doesn’t cover accommodation, meals, and travel.

Approximate living costs during your stay in the Czech Republic:

  • Accommodation at the venue: 25 EUR / night
  • Breakfast at the hotel – 7 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.

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The Houdini course is lead by a real-life professional working on a daily basis with the world leading VFX projects, such as Hollywood movies or Netflix shows. The teaching center is located in historical and beautiful Cesky Krumlov, South of Czech Republic. The conditions are excellent and two weeks are a substantial dose of training to get you stareted with Houdini. Keep in mind it's still only the beginning of a much longer learning process.
The Houdini course is great way to get general knowledge of FX in Houdini and to set you on the path of deeper understanding how things work under the hood(ini).
A nice place to start with Houdini, which gave me the basics to continue on my own to develop my knowledge and skills in Houdini.

288€

per artist


1 322€ + 277€ VAT

per artist

Registration Open
* Discounted price for Czech artists after deduction 1 312€ off (82%) from government funds.
** Price applies to all non-Czech artists without funding opportunities from Czech Government.
21% VAT is deductible for VAT payers in the EU.
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