Unreal Engine for Filmmakers

Basic Course


Course Intro & Information

This course goes over the basics and much more. It shows all the must-have’s in your Unreal Engine scene, but leaves out some of the more detailed, technical aspects of scene building in Unreal Engine, such as Runtime Virtual Texturing, asset blending, advanced material techniques, and advanced lighting techniques. Purchase the Unreal Engine for Filmmakers – Advanced Course for these lessons.

This course will guide you through the creation of an entire scene (final results shown above) primarily in Unreal Engine 4.27, with several lessons in Unreal Engine 5 and steps that transfer between both versions. Lessons range from setting up a landscape, using blend materials and vertex painting, all the way through building your scene, lighting it, adding volumetrics, and setting up your final render. For the full syllabus, scroll to the bottom of the page. Each lesson is listed for you.

The course is designed for anyone with basic knowledge of Unreal Engine to be able to pick it up and create a stunning scene using industry standard techniques. Given the instructor’s background in film, the course is geared toward filmmakers and walks through the entire process of creating a scene from scratch and integrating with live action footage.

Software used in this course


  • Unreal Engine 4.27 (Free)
  • Unreal Engine 5.0 (Free)
  • Quixel Megascans (Free)
  • Adobe After Effects (Paid)
  • Boris FX Mocha AE (Included w/Adobe After Effects)

Course Information


  • Estimated Time: 3-5 days (Runtime 3.5 hrs)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Unreal Engine


Sam Eisenhower

Sam Eisenhower

Director, Cinematographer, VFX Artist, Lead Content Creator

Sam Eisenhower is the founder and primary content creator of Boundless Entertainment. He is a filmmaker, cinematographer and VFX artist with a total of twelve years experience in the field.


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