Unreal Engine 5: Lightning for Film & Games

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2. - 13. 9. 2024
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10 days
Intermediate to Advanced 3D artist + basic knowledge of UE5.
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

288€

per artist


1 600€

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.

This bootcamp is designed to change how you approach digital lighting using Unreal Engine. You will jump in and master 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: 1 600€

The fee covers participation in the course and includes 21% VAT (deductible for VAT payers in the EU countries and businesses outside EU). 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 labs broadened my horizons, and I learned more than expected before my first visit to Anomalia. Before attending the first course, I could draw and animate in 2D at a decent level. Now, I grasp the basics of 3D and regularly apply Unreal Engine 5, and my level of 2D animation, writing, storyboarding, and designing skills has significantly improved. Additionally, the in-person format of the courses provides an invaluable opportunity for personal contact and networking, which one can benefit from for years to come.
I had no experience with UE5, just industry-standard software such as Maya, etc. Anomalia Labs involved me in creating the Unreal Engine from scratch. I could quickly develop my skills in a professional environment with high-end professionals from abroad. These courses include not only skills but also networking. Right after the lab, I landed a job as a layout artist for an upcoming feature film. All layout work on this project is done in Unreal.

288€

per artist


1 600€

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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