Professional Unreal Engine Training!

An ONLINE LIVE 8-week GENERALIST immersive course into virtual production, world building, animation, and beyond — perfect for both beginners and intermediate users of the software! 


From Dream to Screen:
Transform your ideas into stunning visuals!


Next Session: June 30th, 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


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Who is this for?

Aspiring creators who are just stepping into the expansive world of game engines and want live online training and fast answers to their questions

Virtual production enthusiasts and filmmakers looking to master the latest techniques of Unreal Engine

Individuals or companies from various industries like VFX, Archviz, or Simulation who want to upgrade their skills

Anyone eager to break into the virtual production workforce, build relationships, and scale their career

***All you need is a desire to learn, and a computer with the latest version of UE 5 installed. If you would like to learn more about virtual machines, please contact our admissions team.  See the complete specs for more information.  When you purchase this course, the Intro workshop comes free!

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Meet Your CG Pro Instructors & Mentors

Edward Dawson-Taylor Unreal Engine Instructor At CG Pro

Edward Dawson-Taylor

Edward has deep hands-on experience in the CG world. He has worked for ILM, Disney, and Digital Domain on blockbuster films – Jurassic World, The Lion King, and Jungle Book.

Widely recognized as a cutting-edge technologist, he has led teams of developers in architecting and enhancing VFX-related software.

He has also done innovative work with simulation and pipelines in the worlds of visual design and automotive industries.

As co-founder of CG Pro, he creates and teaches dynamic courses focused on Unreal Engine, VFX tools, and the emerging world of Virtual Production.

Franco Vilanova Unreal Engine Instructor At CG Pro

Franco Vilanova

Franco is a seasoned virtuoso in the realms of Film and TV. Currently a Senior CG Artist and esteemed instructor at CG Pro, he's also an honored Epic Fellowship Instructor/Mentor.

"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."

Franco specializes in 3D modeling, texture, and animation combining his vast experience in film with the digital magic of Unreal Engine.

Daniel Langhjelm Unreal Engine Instructor At CG Pro

Daniel Langhjelm

From Vancouver British Columbia, and originally from the Game Industry, Daniel transferred to Virtual Production in 2021 as an Unreal Engine Technical Artist. Currently a Lighting Artist at Bron Digital, he’s an instructor at Vancouver Film School and a teaching assistant for Epic Games’ American-based fellowships, as well as CG Pro.

"I absolutely love learning more about unreal engines, both as an artist and developer"

Daniel specializes in lighting, cinematics, and environment art in Unreal Engine.

Unreal Engine Authorized Instructors

Unreal Authorized Instructors

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

Unreal Engine Connectors Authorized Training Center

Connectors authorized Training Center

We were the worlds first!

Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center Premier

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.

What's Your Creative Journey 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 and Editorial Mastery

Making your stories come alive. Whether it’s movement of characters or props, or crafting shots all in engine, you'll master the art of movement and the shot based workflow the pros use.

Lightning & Material Exploration

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

Virtual Production 

From Scouting, VCam, Simulcam, and Real-time Compositing — you’ll delve into techniques used in pro VP today!

"Thank you so much, Edd! I am very grateful to have the opportunity to take the class and join the wonderful CG Pro community. Without guidance from you and the knowledgeable teachers, I would not have known how to start this project, let alone bring it to completion. The guest speakers were also invaluable. Having never made a narrative film before, the knowledge they shared about story, lighting, and cinematography provided so much clarity to the myriad of decisions I made along the way. I'm excited to continue learning and am already starting my next personal project." 

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Welcome to the…

Unreal Engine for Filmmakers Connectors Program!

In this LIVE, engaging 8-week course with 60+ hours of mentorship, you're about to embark on an adventure that's beyond ordinary. We're talking about unlocking the door to a realm where technology meets creativity, where imagination takes physical form.

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Taught by CG Pro Co-Founder and Unreal Authorized Instructor, Edward Dawson-Taylor, Senior CG Artist and Epic Fellowship Instructor Franco Vilanova, and VFS and Emily Carr Instructor Daniel Langhjelm…join us on a journey from dream to screen, where you can transform your ideas into stunning visuals!

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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!

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Craft Your Masterpiece with Us!

From basics to advanced techniques, immerse yourself in an 8-week experience in Unreal Engine designed to make you stand out in the world of virtual production. 

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