Unreal Engine is increasingly being used for virtual production in TV and Film, perhaps most famously in recent productions such as the Mandalorian. This move to real-time tools in VFX development is only going to become more common and to encourage growth, Epic Games have launched the Unreal Fellowship program.
The Unreal Fellowship is a 30-day intensive online workshop during which experienced industry professionals can learn Unreal Engine, master state-of-the-art virtual production tools, and develop the skills to build teams proficient in the emerging field of real-time production.
The Fellowship provides $10,000 in financial assistance to each participant to ensure they are able to dedicate ample time to complete the rigorous curriculum.
Top VFX veterans will be joined by guest speakers in hands-on sessions that teach Unreal Engine fundamentals, model ingestion, animation, mocap integration, lookdev, lighting setups, and cinematic storytelling.
With a strong focus on practical work, participants will learn real-time workflows through the production of animated content and other projects. Fellows will have direct access to trainers with weekly team mentor sessions, a weekly four-hour open lab, and a dedicated Slack channel with specific hours for help.
Applications for the Fellowship are open until Monday, July 27 at 11:59 PM EDT. A minimum of five years of experience in commercial film and television production, immersive entertainment or game development is required, along with the ability to commit to the Fellowship full-time from August 21 to September 21. Don’t miss out—there are only 50 spaces available!