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The Unreal Fellowship—applications now open!

Linda Sellheim
Real-time production is revolutionizing film and television pipelines across the globe. Whether it’s virtual production techniques that empower filmmakers to explore ever-more ambitious ideas, or final-frame animations rendered in real time for episodic TV and commercials, the way we create linear media content is changing.

With notoriously busy schedules, film, animation, and VFX professionals may find it challenging to invest the time required to make the transition from traditional pipelines to real-time production. 

To help these storytellers extend their skill sets and embrace this brave new world, Epic Games is launching the Unreal Fellowship. 

Introducing the Unreal Fellowship

The Unreal Fellowship is a 30-day intensive online workshop during which experienced industry professionals can learn Unreal Engine, master state-of-the-art virtual production tools, and develop the skills to build teams proficient in the emerging field of real-time production.
The Fellowship provides $10,000 in financial assistance to each participant to ensure they are able to dedicate ample time to complete the rigorous curriculum. 

Top VFX veterans will be joined by guest speakers in hands-on sessions that teach Unreal Engine fundamentals, model ingestion, animation, mocap integration, lookdev, lighting setups, and cinematic storytelling. 

With a strong focus on practical work, participants will learn real-time workflows through the production of animated content and other projects. Fellows will have direct access to trainers with weekly team mentor sessions, a weekly four-hour open lab, and a dedicated Slack channel with specific hours for help.

Applications for the Fellowship are open until Monday, July 27 at 11:59 PM EDT. A minimum of five years of experience in commercial film and television production, immersive entertainment or game development is required, along with the ability to commit to the Fellowship full-time from August 21 to September 21. Don’t miss out—there are only 50 spaces available!

    Ready to learn real-time production?

    Apply to the Unreal Fellowship today. There’s never been a better opportunity to learn Unreal Engine, master state-of-the-art virtual production tools, and upskill your teams in the emerging field of real-time production.