The Unreal Spring Collection

The new Spring season calls for learning new skills - make the decision to learn Unreal with us!

The Unreal Spring Collection consists of a suite of three indispensable courses. Take one or take all three.

The ability to create and visualise 3D computer imagery in real time has vast repercussions for the way filmmakers, VFX artists, animators, graphic artists, film directors and producers work. The possibilities offered by physical sets augmented with CGI will demand new skills of cinematographers, animators, artists, directors and commissioners alike. That’s where Unreal Engine fits in (a game engine developed by Epic Games (creators of Fortnite). Our team at Escape Studios (the UK's only Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center) has created The Unreal Spring Collection; a suite of vital short training courses in Unreal Engine, as we want to ensure that skills in real-time production are spread across the UK, to help fuel the UK’s media industries and the individuals who work in it.

The Unreal Spring Collection: The Suite

Firstly there’s an Introduction to Unreal fundamentals: A course that is ideally for art department and post production personnel that assumes no knowledge of Unreal and is for people who want a grounding in Unreal that isn’t Games oriented, but allows them the opportunity to see how they may want to use Unreal as part of their work.

Our second course in the suite is Lighting in Unreal: We would expect people to have some basic understanding of Unreal (which could be picked up by taking the intro course in this Spring Collection). You will make impactful imagery by using Unreal’s lighting tools, and get the right look for your project by understanding different light types and how they illuminate your scene. Also find out the implications of lighting for real-time performance, saving rendering times.

Our last course in the suite is Cinematography in Unreal: This course will be particularly useful for DOP’s, Gaffers, Camera Department, Lighting Department, Production Designers, Directors and Producers. Apply real cinematography skills to bring your work to life in virtual 3D space. Animate cameras, lights and characters, using film making skills effectively in this new medium.

Escape Studios
  • Location: Online
  • Course dates: 25th - 29th May
  • Price: Free for freelancers and furloughed workers. Small fee for sole traders and micro-SMEs.

This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions.

Course specifications

For a more in-depth breakdown of each course, and if you want to add specific skills to your existing repertoire, download the individual components below.

Course dates overview

  • 24th to 25th May: Introduction to Unreal Engine
  • 26th to 27th May: Introduction to Unreal Engine
  • 28th May: Lighting
  • 29th May: Virtual Cinematography and Movement in Unreal

Registration Form

Please fill out this form to register for a virtual seat onto the full Unreal Spring Collection programme or an individual part. We will send you a confirmation email shortly after with instructions and next steps. If you have any questions, please email

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