Welcome to the London Connectors program: maximising your Virtual Production (VP) potential in the heart of the global film and VFX industry.
Escape Studios has been running career changing Unreal Engine courses for years as we were the first Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center in the UK. In summer 2021, we ran the acclaimed 'Summer of Unreal' project for Epic Games. Additionally ScreenSkills, the screen agency for the UK’s media industries, ask us to run Unreal courses for VFX artists and film makers to accelerate in the UK film industry and increase it’s competitiveness.
Now Epic Games have asked us to run the Epic Connectors program
Escape Studios are running an intense training regime for all media professionals who want to dive deep into Unreal Engine, by exploring their own ideas with expert tuition from Escape Studios and an unparalleled curriculum designed by Epic themselves.
Being based in London at the heart of one of the biggest media centres in the world, we are launching the London Connector program and working with some of the most dynamic and forward thinking companies in Virtual Production who are feeding in to our teaching resources to ensure you get contemporary and practical knowledge of how to apply Unreal Engine to the world of VP.
On our doorstep at Escape Studios are our industry partners such as Framestore, DNEG and Indistrial Light and Magic, also a range of new VP studio spaces and vendors such as Lux Machina, Halon, Dimension Studios and Bild, who are looking for new talent to fuel their VP projects. We also have links to the smaller studios whose innovation and inventiveness is seeing a wider adoption of real-time tools, like Blue-Zoo, the Third Floor, and LexHag.
So, if you are looking for a way to give your creativity a deep exposure to Unreal Engine, join us at the London Connector - wherever in the world you are based.
You will be taught by Unreal Engine Authorized Instructors on virtual machines (virtual workstations in the Cloud with dedicated GPU), alongside our technical assistants to support you with your projects. Lessons will also be recorded and you can access them at any time.
Week 1 - Quickstart: Your First Project in Unreal
Week 2 - Static Mesh Ingestion for FBX
Week 3 - Quixel: Install and it's Operations
Week 4 - Introduction to Materials
Week 5 - Quickstart: Sequencer Shot Creation
Week 6 - World Building for Virtual Production
Week 7 - Introduction to Sequencer
Week 8 - Introduction to Lighting
Week 9 - Introduction to Animation
Week 10 - Quickstart: Blueprints for Virtual Production
Week 11 - Mocap Class and Session
Week 12 - Introduction to Control Rig
Week 13 - Sequencer Production Workflow and CineCamera Techniques
Week 14 - Materials Masking and Material Functions
Week 15 - Animation Retargeting and Crowds
Week 16 - Project Week
Week 17 - Project Week
Week 18 - Sequencer vCam Shot Creation and Editing
Week 19 - Lighting Cinematic Fundamentals
Week 20 - Materials: Translucent Displacement and VFX
Week 21 - Animation: Animation Blueprints and Take Recorder
Week 22 - Sequencer: Performance Capture and Live Link Face
Week 23 - Lighting: Atmospheric Lighting
Week 24 - Animation: Alembic Importing and Live Link
Week 25 - Introduction to Optimisiation
Week 26 - Post Processing and Rendering
Week 27 - Project Week
Week 28 - Project Week
Week 29 - Project Week
Week 30 - Presentation Day
Escape Studios is a UK Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center
We have partnered with Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, Unreal Engine and Gears of War and more. Withthis partnership, we were the first Unreal Engine ATC in the UK to create a series of training courses in Unreal Engine for professionals to help you up your game.