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Epic Games Releases Free 15-Hour Virtual Production Primer

Available through Unreal Online Learning, the self-paced program of 8 courses and 10 videos teaches the fundamentals of Unreal Engine and real-time production.

Epic Games has just announced the Virtual Production Primer, a new addition to its free library of Unreal Online Learning resources. The Virtual Production Primer provides more than 15 hours of curated content in a self-paced learning path, featuring eight courses and 10 videos designed to teach the fundamentals of Unreal Engine and real-time production, and how these skills and techniques may be applied to the emerging area of virtual production.

This collection features two brand new courses on the core principles of virtual production, led by Epic’s Luis Cataldi and Cinetracer’s Matt Workman, packaged with select resources from existing Unreal Online Learning paths and recent presentations at Unreal Fest Online and Inside Unreal. This curated collection will teach users how to work with the Unreal Editor, projects, file structures, and more, as well as the basics of producing content in real time and key considerations for performance and design. Recorded talks by industry experts will provide hands-on details about what goes into creating world-class virtual production pipelines and how to deploy them.

The Virtual Production Primer was inspired by the tremendous response to the Unreal Fellowship, a four-week full-time intensive learning program tailored for film, animation, and VFX professionals. Announced in July of this year, the Unreal Fellowship received over 6,000 applications for 50 spots in just one week. The new Virtual Production Primer aims to share foundational materials with the general public, regardless of their level of experience with Unreal Engine or professional background.

In addition to this new Virtual Production Primer, Unreal Online Learning offers hundreds of hands-on video courses and guided learning paths across industries – all completely free and available to users of all skill levels. Unreal Engine beginners can learn the fundamentals, and more advanced users can dive deep into courses tailored for specific features or industry workflows.

Visit the Unreal Online Learning homepage to create a free account and get started with the Virtual Production Primer or any number of other curated learning paths.

Source: Epic Games