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UNREAL FOR FILMMAKERS CONNECTORS PROGRAM

**Ultimate VIP**

Taught in Unreal Engine 5!

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CONNECTORS PROGRAM

Taught 100% Live for 60+ hours from 2-3 Unreal Authorized Instructors. Top industry guest speakers.  Leave with micro-credentials from Epic Games and a final project.  Speak with our recruiter. Get access to year round support.  Lifetime access to recordings.  Bonus masterclasses in platform!  Private FB group to network with.  Qualify for year round support.

PLUS: 

  • 6 hours of coaching with Edd Dawson Taylor or Gabriel Paiva 

  • The on demand 2-week course Cinematography for Unreal 

  • One hour of pipeline support Hours usually taken as whole hours, and should be taken within one year of purchase

 Please note that this is NOT 24/7 private chat support from an instructor.  If this is needed, please reach out to Edd privately.

 

World Building

Get your virtual world ready for scouting, animation and shooting. Virtual Art Dept(VAD)

Animation

Make things move, characters, props, cameras and more.

Lighting and materials

Lighting fundamentals masterclasses, Unreal Tools, pre-light, static and dynamic

Virtual Production

Scouting, Virtual Camera(VCam), Simulcam, Real time compositing for greenscreen

BOOK TODAY. LIMITED SPOTS!

We are a Connector Authorized Training Center

The first of its kind!

Curriculum

  • Week 1 - Rapid deep fundamentals, Outline and Overview A-Z

  • Week 2 - Workflows, Project structures, environment layout method, timeline 

  • Week 3 - Environment deep dive, finessing, landscape, foliage, FX primer(atmospheric)

  • Week 4 - Lighting - the art and science, look dev and materials deep dive, 

  • Week 5 - Advanced timeline/sequencer, animation and characters deep dive

  • Week 6 - Flm making principles through Unreal. Cameras, Virtual Production, VCam, Composure and more

  • Week 7 - Rendering your movie, troubleshooting, and optimizing your scenes deep dive

  • Week 8 - Advanced topics / what's next / Project wrap-up week/polish to final

Dates:

  • Sunday September 4th- SOLD OUT

  • Sunday Oct 30th for 8 weeks - SOLD OUT

  • Sunday Jan 15, 2023 for 8 weeks from 8:30am -1:30 PDT
    Office hours Weds nights for eight weeks with occasional guest speakers 7:30-9:30/10:30pm PDT

  • Sunday Mar 12, 2023 for 8 weeks from 8:30am -1:30 PDT
    Office hours Weds nights for eight weeks with occasional guest speakers 7:30-9:30/10:30pm PDT

     

 

Video From the Instructor

Mentorship is a proven path to accelerate your Unreal Engine learning. Get direct access to a top level tech artist/supervisor and Virtual Art Dept lead on The Lion King and Epic Authorized Instructor. Also TA who is an Epic Fellow, and industry professional guests.  This special program will also include a mentor/co-instructor Unreal Authorized Instructor Gabriel Paiva Harwat!

 

 

Student showreel

Check out our latest student sizzle reel from the Unreal For Filmmakers - Connectors Program

 

Who is this for?

  • You are passionately excited by Unreal and want to take it seriously now! You know Unreal Engine is hot stuff and don't want to be left behind
  • You want to stay cutting edge as the tech moves quickly to change traditional VFX and filmmaking workflows forever. 
  • You are a film maker, artist, designer, visualizer, wanting to learn the tools to help your process in previz, visualization, virtual production or production, this is for you.
  • You want to ask questions of  3-4 guest speakers per 8 week period.  Previous speakers have included "Haz" Dulull (Filmmaker), Tupac Martir (Satore Studios), John Brennan (On Set Supervisor on Lion King), Josh Hayes (storyboard artist extroardinaire), and Samuel Maniscalco (Lighting Lead on The Lion King)
  • You want to get additional material and masterclasses as the course itself matures
  • You may be frustrated by trying to motivate and teach yourself from the hundreds of unstructured videos online
  • You may have some experience but feel you lack fundamentals and feel held back 
  • If you want someone to lead you through solid CG fundamentals and proven production techniques, this is for you!
  • Complete your unique project in just eight weeks with this deep dive inspired by Epic's Fellowship! 
  • You need to be able to work while you learn Unreal in more depth
  • Spaces are limited. Small class sizes for intimate and personal learning.
  • Keep in touch at https://www.facebook.com/groups/becomecgpro

 

The time to learn Unreal 5 is now!

Why Study With CG Pro?


CG Pro’s classes are taught 100% live, face to face with Unreal Authorized Instructors, who are some of the best creative tech artists in the world. In addition, you will receive:

  • Ongoing support in the CG PRO private community group from the instructors and teaching assistants.
  • Ask questions during office hours.
  • Meet & ask questions LIVE of guest speakers
  • Placement support after the course is completed.
  •  Join our active Alumni Group for year round community support and access to industry leaders.
  • Access to ALL CG PRO Masterclasses for that class.
  • Lifetime access to ALL class recordings.
  • Relationship and network building with other artists.
  • Course certificate after completion for increased job opportunities.

Before you enroll in another course, ask yourself this question. Will you be paying to listen to generic pre-recorded videos, or will you be learning lve in a supportive community setting? CG Pro has the edge over other schools, always live online with our personalized training and mentoring.

"The new program will provide a shortened version of the Unreal Fellowship which was first launched in July of 2020 being designed to help industry specialists in film, animation, and VFX learn Unreal Engine."  -80.LV

 

 

 

Senior Tech/Creative Artist

Accelerate your learning and minimize your frustration

Learn from others

Get support in a private FB group from peers and teachers. 

Guest speakers and bonuses

We are going to be interviewing 3-4  special guests in the industry!  

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Testimonial Video

 

More testimonials from former students  

Peter Bowles

"Taking this now and I highly recommend! If you want some teachers that are willing to put the time in to help you and genuinely want you to succeed, this is the right place." 

Joshua Sikora

"Currently in this class and it has truly been a game-changing experience—Edd and Jackie are wonderful instructors, doing a remarkable job of introducing new users to Unreal, while simultaneously stretching and supporting more experienced artists. The project-based approach means that each person is getting to grow and be challenged in the course, and come out the other side with something to be proud of. I'm amazed by the work of everyone in the cohort and it's encouraged me to push harder and grow more while working on my own short film. All of that, plus some tremendous guest speakers and a great collaborative environment, have made this a very worthwhile and highly-recommended experience. Thanks, Edd and Jackie!"

Alec Birdman

"Great class! Tons of information for any level of experience with virtual production. Edd and Jackie both come with tons of knowledge and experience as CG filmmakers." 

Sonia Seow

“In the two years of learning under Edd, I've not only garnered precious knowledge but also the skills and courage it takes to thrive, realize my potential and identify my strengths and weaknesses. He always made sure that strong fundamentals and basics came first and foremost which I couldn't agree more with as I am now able to breakdown, study and build complex scenes.  He'd always offer in-depth critique and feedback that challenged me to push further and out of my comfort zone allowing me to grow faster as an artist with a clearer, unbiased mindset. I'd also like to thank him for imparting his wisdom and encouragement with real life experiences to prepare me for the industry and its challenges.”    

Megha Lokuhapuaracchi

"Learning the fundamentals of Lighting from Ed was definitely an eye opening time for me. His in depth technical knowledge, and guidance changed my perspective on how to break down shots. It was a milestone in my journey of becoming a greater artist. I am extremely lucky to have had him as a teacher, and I wish I had met him earlier in my life”     

Who we are

 

Lead Teacher : Edward Dawson-Taylor

  • CG Supervisor 15+ years
    • Commercials, Movies, Realtime
    • ILM, MPC, Digital Domain, Method, Zoic
    • The Lion King Virtual Production Environment Lead, Jungle Book, Harry Potter V, Jurassic World and more
  • Active artist, supervisor and teacher
  • Innovator, Software Engineer, TD
  • Teacher, Mentor, Coach
    • John Hughes Institute, One Academy
    • Lighting, Houdini, Unreal
  • Successfully transitioned from a previous career into the VFX industry at age 26
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/edward-dawson-taylor/

Community Leader : Jacqueline Cooper

  • Epic Fellow from the first public batch (Second round)
  • Nuke compositing lead 18 years
    • Commercials, Movies, Realtime
    • ILM, MPC, Digital Domain, Method, Zoic
    • Tron2, Ironman 3,Harry Potter VII: Part II and many more
  • Teacher, Mentor, Coach
  • Continues to actively work in the VFX industry as well as producing
  • Actively teaching with The One Academy and John Hughes Institute
  • Here to support you with any questions or concerns that come up!
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackieworld/

 

 

Mentor/Co-instructor : Gabriel Paiva Harwat

Gabriel is a guest speaker, mentor, and instructor at CG Pro. More than twenty years in the VFX industry, Gabriel spent the last 6 years developing workflows with open source software like Blender and Unreal Engine, integrating affordable pipelines to work and collaborate in a free yet powerful environment.

He become a Certified Unreal Engine Instructor and since then has been working with Epic in the Virtual Production Fellowship. As a Technical Artist, Teaching Assistant, Mentor and Instructor he is now fully committed to gathering and sharing everything he knows about Unreal Engine.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabrielpaivaharwat/

 

 

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