Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center
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Unlock a Universe of Mastery with Personalized Coaching:
The Unreal Engine VIP Experience!

Ignite Your Virtual Production Skills with our LIVE 8-week immersive course, PLUS exclusive 1:1 coaching with a CG Pro Instructor — here to elevate your creative genius. 

 

March 10th, 2024

Interactive teaching every Sunday (9:00 am to 2:00 pm PT)
Project Lab Sessions every Wednesday (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT) with occasional guest speakers
3-4 Guest Speaker Training sessions usually on Thursdays (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT)

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Meet Your CG Pro Instructors & Mentors

Lead Instructor - Daniel Langhjelm

Unreal Authorized Instructor | CG Pro | Environment Artist | Virtual Production

"I'm Daniel, a lighting artist from Vancouver, British Columbia.  My roots are tied to Unreal Engine with focus on lighting and environment creation for virtual productions such as Fables with Bron digital as well as Bucketheads: A Star wars story. I have a strong passion for the creative process, be it games, film or animation."

Lead Instructor - Franco Vilanova

Unreal Authorized Instructor at Epic Games and CG Pro 

"I'm driven by responsibility, work ethics, and giving everything I have, to perform my tasks at utmost efficiency, so I can give the team the best I can to make our work stronger, and better."

Guest Instructor - 

Edward Dawson Taylor

Head of School at CG Pro | CG Supervisor | Senior Tech Artist | Unreal Authorized Instructor

"I am passionate about innovation, making beautiful imagery and teaching people how to achieve their own CG dreams. I help people break into industry or level up and create breakthroughs."

Do you know that feeling when you’re stuck with your creative ideas and don’t know what to do next?

 

Wishing for someone to guide you, showing you how to make your vision become reality? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s why: 

Are You…

  • Eager to become an Unreal Engine master, but confused by all the technical stuff?
  • Tired of trying to learn from scattered videos that make things more complicated?
  • Feeling lonely trying to figure it all by yourself?
  • Ready to get some help and make your ideas come to life?

 

Get comfy, because I've got something exciting to tell you!

Person Frustrated Working On Computer

Let’s be honest: Unreal Engine is a cool, cutting-edge tool, but tough to learn on your own 

That’s like trying to put together a 1000-piece puzzle with missing pieces and no picture on the box to guide you.

It has the most advanced real-time 3D creation tools to turn your imagination into cinematic reality but… as you sit down, excited and ready to conquer the virtual creation world, the question starts piling up:

❓Where do I start with all these tools and options?

❓Why isn’t this animation working?

❓How do I make the lighting look realistic?

You search forums, watch countless videos, and maybe even shout at your screen in frustration. The hours slip away, and you’re stuck at square one, feeling more lost and overwhelmed than when you started.

You need more than tools and tutorials…

You need a mentor, a guide, a coach — someone who’s stumbled over the same hurdles and found the way through.

Someone who can look at your work, understand your struggles, and point you in the right direction. Someone with top-notch professional experience (like working with Disney).

Imagine having an expert look over your shoulder and say “Hey, here’s what you need to do!” That’s what we’re talking about.

No more aimless searching or trial and error — with expert guidance that clears the path for you, learning becomes a journey of discovery, not confusion.

No more scratching your head or banging it against the wall — instead, start seeing your ideas come to life as frustration turns into inspiration.

No more feeling alone, trying to figure it out by yourself — knowing there's always someone to turn to, you'll feel supported, encouraged, and part of a thriving community.

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With our Unreal Engine VIP Program, you'll not only learn the most current version of Unreal Engine — you’ll also have a personalized guide, ready to show you the way to become the artist you were always destined to be.   

Teaching:

Sundays starting on March 10, 2024 at 9:00 am to 2:00 pm PT for 8 weeks

 

Office Hours:

Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT for 8 weeks

Guest Speakers:

2-4 specialist guest mentors TBD

Private FB group support for your questions 

      Available under "How this course works" in the                private FB group

FREE on demand intro course
 
PLUS:
5 Coaching sessions with an Unreal Authorized Instructor
 
Perforce/pipeline setup one hour session

 

What's Your Creative Breakthrough Going
to Look Like? 

Let's Dive In!

World Building Foundations

Create impressive virtual worlds that captivate and learn how to get them ready for scouting, animation, and shooting.

Animation Mastery

Making your stories come alive. Whether it’s movement, characters, props, or environments, you'll master the art of animating with finesse.

Lightning & Material Exploration

From lightning fundamentals to dynamic techniques, learn how to set the stage and capture the mood of your vision.

Virtual Production Adventures

From Scouting, VCam, Simulcam, and Real-time Compositing — you’ll dive into techniques to build breathtaking assets. 

VIP Experience

Our course now offers 1-on-1 coaching, year-round support,  on-demand lessons, and so much more!

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Welcome to the…

The Unreal Engine for Filmmakers Connectors VIP Program

A LIVE 8-week course of 60+ hours of mentorship with VIP Features! It’s time to elevate your artistic skills in Virtual Production and Unreal Engine — where the complicated becomes clear and the impossible becomes your next achievement!

 

Led by the world's leading industry professional, Edd Dawson-Taylor — He has worked for ILM, Disney, and Digital Domain on blockbuster films: Jurassic World, The Lion King, and Jungle Book.

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

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 WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

Course Outline

 Week 01

UE5 basics and VP Blocking

Let’s kick things off of your unreal adventure with the A-Z of Unreal Engine. Dive into layouts, environment blocking, lighting, and camera work. 

 Week 02

Assets, VP Workflow, Environment Upgrade, Scouting, and Render

Ready to get your hands dirty? This week, we'll immerse ourselves in assets, workflow, and environment upgrades. We're going beyond mere theory — this is where your virtual world starts to come to life.

 Week 03

Environment Finessing — Landscape, Foliage, Materials, Environment Final

Finessing is a fancy word for making things perfect, and that's exactly what we'll do. From landscapes to foliage, materials to the final environment touches — this week is all about the subtle art of detail.

 Week 04

Lighting — Fundamentals, Technical, Scenarios

Lights, camera, mastery! This week, we'll explore different lighting fundamentals, techniques, and scenarios and how they contribute to creating the perfect mood and emotion. Ever wondered how to make a virtual sunrise or a haunting moonlit scene? Here's where you'll find out!

 

 Week 05

Advanced Timeline/Sequencer — Animation, Editorial, Characters, Retargeting

Animation time! Dive into characters, motion, and retargeting. We'll make things move in ways that feel real and tell stories. You'll learn to create not just movement, but emotion and intention. It's like puppetry with an endless array of strings!

 Week 06

Cameras, Filmmaking, and Virtual Production — VCam, Blueprints, VP Overview, Green Screen

Step into the director's chair and let's get cinematic! Virtual cameras, blueprints, green screen magic, and more await. This is where the line between your imagination and reality starts to blur. Ever wanted to create a scene where anything is possible? Buckle up!

 Week 07

Optimization and Rendering

This week is all about optimization, rendering, achieving the perfect frame rates, and making it all photo-realistic. We’ll fine-tune your virtual landscape for that final polish, ensuring every facet shines.

 Week 08

Project Wrap-Up and Advanced Topics

SThe grand finale! Let’s wrap up your showpiece, enjoy insights from special guests, and dive into advanced topics. It's a celebration of all you've learned and created. Think of it as a graduation party in a universe that you've built from scratch!

Get ahead of the game with our VIP Experience

Personalized Coaching: 6 full hours with CG Expert, Edd Dawson Taylor. One-on-one time with an industry legend who'll transform your “I think I can” into “I know I will”!

Exclusive Access: A 2-week on-demand course in Cinematography for Unreal. It’s like having a film school in your pocket, ready whenever inspiration strikes!

After Program Pipeline Assistance: One full hour of top-tier guidance, ready to help you with your current project and complex problems. Should be taken within one year of purchase. 

Year-Round Support:  Join our active Alumni Group for year-round support. Plus, get your hands on our library of content materials and masterclasses. 

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Ready to finish what you’ve started and create your masterpiece?

What’s Waiting For You Inside…

  •  VIP Experience with… 60+ hours of 100% LIVE, engaging mentorship spread across 8 weeks including:
    • Interactive teaching every Sunday (9:00 am to 2:00 pm PT)
    • Q&A Sessions every Wednesday (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT) with occasional guest speakers
    • Guest Speaker Training every Thursday (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT)
  • Unreal Authorized Instructors, mentors, TAs, and industry guest speakers sharing their hard-earned wisdom and practical insights.
  • Micro-credentials and certification from CG Pro validated through our partnership with Epic Games.
  • Build an impressive final reel showpiece that’ll boost your portfolio with our step-by-step mentorship.
  • Access to course recordings, slides, and projects associated with the program.
  • Exclusive access to the CG PRO private community group.
  • Post-graduation placement support to help you take the next steps in your exciting career.
  • Special bonus of our in-demand ‘Introduction to Unreal Engine Workshop’ absolutely FREE! (Or a credit toward this program if you’ve already purchased the Workshop.)
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Artist Spotlight - Krista Benson

 

Hear from Our Course Graduates

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Who is this for?

Aspiring Creators who are just stepping into the expansive world of Virtual Production

Virtual Production Enthusiasts looking to master the latest techniques of Unreal Engine

Individuals from various industries like VFX, VAD, or Game Dev who want to upgrade their skills

Anyone eager to break into the Virtual Production workforce and scale their career

***All you need is a desire to learn, and a computer with the latest version of UE 5 installed. See the complete specs for more information

Unreal Engine Authorized Instructors

Unreal Authorized Instructors

Many of our instructors have the Epic Games stamp of approval, including Co-Founder Edd D-T

Unreal Engine Connector Authorized Training Center

Connectors authorized Training Center

We were the worlds first!

Unreal Engine Connector Premier Authorized Training Center

Unreal Authorized Training Center

CG Pro is a training Partner of Epic Games.

CG Pro is an Unreal Authorized Training Center

  • We were the first in the world to offer the Epic Games Connectors program, and continue to push the boundaries of education technology, content, to give you an experience you cant get anywhere else!
  • Our Co-Founder Edd Dawson-Taylor led the Virtual Art Department on the Lion King, and we recruit the best instructors, most of whom are Unreal Authorized, and many also work with Epic Games directly.

FAQs

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Your Unreal Engine dreams are too big for ordinary treatment. Give them the VIP experience.

Don't stumble in the dark. Let our VIP Program light your path. Join now, and bring your visions to life! Starting on March 10th, 2024.

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