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Unreal Engine for Filmmakers

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Go From Beginner to Pro in Just 10 Days

The Ultimate Cinematic Training

We teach industry-standard techniques and workflows so you’re ready to work in any environment, from Indie Film to Hollywood!

Enrollment grants you lifetime access. View the Course Breakdown below for more details!

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“Sam’s course has completely altered the trajectory of my career. Not only has it made me more comfortable in a program previously unknown to me, but it allowed me to snag first place in a video contest hosted by Sam Kolder’s “Kolder Creative” and LensDistortions.com. 

The course is easy to follow and extremely user-friendly. It follows a structure you can fall back on if you ever need a refresher on a topic, however, if you ever need more help, Sam is incredibly attentive, kind and was quick to respond to every question I had. To any filmmaker, whether you’re a beginner, like me, or a seasoned veteran in the industry, this content is absolutely priceless. It’s allowed me to bring my wildest dreams to life and can definitely do the same for you.”

Jacob G.

Director, VFX Artist, INEFFA Productions

“I came across Sam’s YouTube channel while looking for VFX based Unreal Engine content. I was intrigued and watched an intro tutorial which spiked more interest. Sam explains the content very well and in plain English. The pace of his videos are also very easy to follow. Sam seems to be very well versed with the VFX industry and I truly enjoy every bit of his courses. I bought the UE5 advanced course and I now know so much more! Thanks Sam and keep up the good work!”

Hussin K.

CEO, EFXCO Creative Skills

Amazing experience, Sam is a wonderful instructor and is such a knowledgeable individual. I went from zero 3D animation experience to making full movies! His courses are worth thousands but only cost a fraction of a fraction!

M. W.

(Google Review)

I was very impressed by the quality and depth of the course they provided and the tools to help enhance creative workflow in Unreal Engine. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging, and the course covered everything from basic concepts to advanced techniques for creating stunning cinematic scenes with Unreal Engine. I highly recommend it to anyone who have interest in Unreal Engine for filmmaking.

Kenny L.

(Google Review)

I’m in the middle of the course but I can already see the full potential of it. It’s easy to understand and apply. I recommend it a 100% for all people working in the film industry and want to step into the world of unreal.

Douglas G.

(Google Review)

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Course Breakdown:

Day 1 – Getting Started with Unreal Engine

  • Basic terminology for film & visual effects
  • How to create a VFX shot from start to finish
  • Installing & setting up Unreal Engine

Day 2 – The Basics

  • Basic menus & navigation in Unreal Engine
  • Working with photorealistic 3D meshes & assets
  • Getting started with Materials, one of the fundamental building blocks for any Unreal Engine scene

Day 3 – Creating your First Unreal Engine Scene

  • Professionally organize your project with industry standard Naming Conventions
  • Scene creation techniques – landscape creation, lighting & atmosphere, working with cameras
  • Basic animation

Day 4 – Advanced Scene Building

  • Create a Mood Board & learn how professionals find & utilize inspiration
  • Learn scene blocking & composition to achieve cinematic, story-driven, emotionally impactful images
  • Learn the full process & tricks for creating ANY scene in Unreal Engine, utilizing professional environment creation techniques for achieving maximum detail & photorealistic landscapes

Day 5 – Lighting

  • Become the MASTER of light – learn lighting theory & the science behind lighting
  • Learn industry standard, Hollywood lighting techniques used in the visual effects industry
  • Learn to create 3 cinematic lighting setups in Unreal Engine – Sunset, Overcast/Moody, & Night

Day 6 – Animation

  • Breathe life into your scene by adding cinematic movement & animation
  • Add character animation using a variety of industry-standard techniques
  • Work with motion capture animations to achieve realistic, life-like character animation

Day 7 – Simulations

  • Learn how industry professionals create CGI fire, smoke, explosions, & fluid/water
  • Use the award-winning OpenVDB framework to add cinematic quality fluid, fire, and smoke simulations to your scene
  • Create FULLY DYNAMIC, realtime fluid & gas simulations natively inside of Unreal Engine & make them interact with your scene

Day 8 – Compositing in Unreal Engine

  • Learn 3D camera tracking & how to composite moving camera live-action footage with your CGI scene in Unreal Engine
  • Learn industry-standard color management techniques so you can work in ANY professional pipeline efficiently & effectively
  • Work with Unreal Engine’s built-in compositing tool, Composure, to combine any live-action footage with your CGI scene

Day 9 – Rendering

  • Prepare your scene to be rendered with maximum efficiency & quality in both Deferred & Path Traced rendering modes
  • Set up your render with cinematic quality settings to achieve maximum detail & realism 
  • Export your scene with industry standard Render Passes for manipulation in a Compositing Package like After Effects, Nuke, or Fusion

Day 10 – Compositing in After Effects & Fusion

  • Set up the color space of your CGI scene & live-action footage using industry standard workflows for compositing
  • Utilize Render Passes to quickly & easily composite CGI renders with live-action footage
  • Add a cinematic color grade & imperfections to put the final touches on your shot

Got Questions?

Check out our FAQ Page or Contact Us directly! Also be sure to check that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Unreal Engine before purchasing! This information is listed on the FAQ Page!

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Lifetime Access

Enrolling in the Unreal Engine for Filmmakers course will grant you instant, lifetime access to all current course content AND future updates with no additional charges!

BUILD A CAREER in Film & VFX

The Unreal Engine for Filmmakers course offers something for everyone, from pre-visualization & storyboard artists, to visual effects artists, filmmakers, and game cinematics creators. After taking this course, you’ll be equipped with all the skills you need to work in any professional setting, and trained in the most up-to-date, industry standard techniques & workflows available.

Strengthen your Creativity

Enrolling grants you access to a private Facebook community where you can ask questions about the course, share your work, get feedback and connect with other artists!

Join a Community of Creatives

Daily Check-In exercises put your knowledge to the test and help you consistently post your work in the Facebook group, receive feedback, and experiment in your own projects.

Indie Roots

The Unreal Engine for Filmmakers course was born out of a need to create visual effects for an Indie Sci-Fi film I started in 2020 called Gemini. In my research for the project, I discovered Unreal Engine which, at the time, was just making its way onto the film scene via The Mandalorian and Virtual Production.

I started learning Unreal and quickly discovered the benefits and accessibility of the software. But it wasn’t an easy journey for me. I spent hundreds of hours stuck on problems and snags in the process, sorting through hours upon hours of YouTube videos and trying to learn information that was scarcely available to begin with, and most of it completely out of date. This is what led me to create the Unreal Engine for Filmmakers course.

The aim of the course is to prevent other Indie Filmmakers, VFX artists, and Game Cinematics creators from having to go through what I did – spending hundreds of hours trying to figure it out on your own. Truth be told, I would have paid thousands of dollars for access to a library of up-to-date knowledge that would teach me everything I needed to know (and nothing I didn’t need to know), and that’s why I want to provide this course to you, at an affordable price.

What Students are Creating

Meet your Instructor

Learn from a Professional working in the Industry Right Now

Why spend $100K+ on film school when you can learn from a real professional working in the industry right now for less than 1% of the price? With over 32 hours of in-depth video lessons, the Unreal Engine for Filmmakers course teaches you the same techniques being used by the top VFX artists around the world!

Sam Eisenhower

Director, Cinematographer, VFX Artist, Creator of Boundless Entertainment

Sam has been working professionally in the film & VFX industry for 10+ years. He is an Indie Filmmaker and created this community for artists to learn, connect with other artists, and share their work.

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If you are not completely satisfied with the Unreal Engine for Filmmakers course, contact us within 7 days of your purchase and we will refund your money, no questions asked!

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