Virtual Production

Innovate in the way of generating creative content

credits:  Ignacio Pol.

Type

100% Live Online
Optional: Practices in face-to-face study

Duration

13 classes

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October 23
2021

Cursada

10 classes: Thursdays from 19pm to 22pm and Saturdays from 10am to 13pm
3 classes: Intensive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m. with practices in Recording Studio

Requirements

A basic understanding of Unreal Engine 4 (or similar engines) and any 3D or video post-production software is recommended.

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Virtual Production with Unreal Engine

What is virtual production or virtual production?

"Virtual production" is a general term to refer to a very wide variety of digital methods aimed at producing and displaying content in real time. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are often combined with graphics generated by video game engines.
Creative leaders have shown that virtual production is revolutionizing the way movies, series, television, events and digital content are made with incredible results.
Previewing, motion capture, virtual cameras, and real-time compositing are essential virtual production techniques in modern content creation.

They allow producers, directors and the technical / creative team to preview and render digital assets on set in real time, including virtual sets, character animations, and effects applied to real objects and actors.

In this professional training path, you will learn to apply technical and creative fundamentals when facing a project, breaking with the classic way of creating content in a linear way. The lack of dynamism, the wait for returns or exchanges that take a long time, the "rendering problem" and the uncertainty of what a finished product will look like will increasingly be a thing of the past.

Main advantages of using virtual production methods:

  • It favors a more dynamic, non-linear and collaborative process
  • Allows filmmakers in all creative areas to make decisions on the spot
  • Enables much earlier iterations in the production schema
  • It offers configurable tools that are very easy to modify at the moment according to the needs of the filmmaker
  • Generate higher quality images from the beginning of the process
  • Produces ready-to-use compatible and interchangeable items from preview to final delivery
  • It incorporates new multiuser and remote workflows, allowing real-time collaboration between different team members regardless of physical distance
  • Dramatically reduces production costs and post-production time.

Some of the things you will learn during the journey:

  • Integrate virtual production within different types of projects (film, television, live events, etc.)
  • Understand the compatibility of different hardware, software, and input and output protocols
  • Design custom real-time workflows and technical manuals
  • Preview and compose live different environments and digital objects in a set (virtual stages, virtual sets, etc)
  • Compare different body, facial and object MOCAP (motion capture) technologies
  • Understand the stages of realization that are being modified by this new paradigm
  • Generate the necessary knowledge to apply to the new work areas that are being created
  • Analyze the advancement of different mobile technologies in the generation of content
  • Develop an interactive VCam (virtual camera) to use on a film set

Tools and software to use

Unreal Engine
Adobe After Effects, software edicion y animacion videos logo icono
Autodesk 3DS Max icono de software
Autodesk Maya icono de software
Motion Builder
OBS Open Broadcaster Software logo
vMIX logo software
Pixotype logo

Companies where our graduates work

3Dars, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Logo BITT
Logo Bleed VFX
Malditomaus logo
Globant, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
ARTEAR logo empresa
Control Studio Logo

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    Agenda

    • Historical review and evolution of virtual production
    • PreRender vs realtime. Advantages and disadvantages
    • Theory to understand video signals and their compression
    • Cables, connectors and codecs
    • Video cards and necessary hardware
    • 3D software basics
    • Unreal as a composition tool
    • Import of assets made in other software
    • Blueprints and custom tools
    • Interactive lighting
    • In / out protocols: Livelink, spout, NDI, OSC and DMX
    • How to match the real with the virtual
    • Latency
    • Display media (monitors, VR glasses, projectors, LEDs)
    • Motion capture technologies. Pros and cons
    • BodyTracking (Kinect) and face tracking (IphoneX)
    • VCam
    • Streaming software (OBS, vMix)
    • Practice in Set 1: VFX and CGI animation
    • Practice in Set 2: Television and virtual sets
    • Practice on Set 3: Theater, Live Events and Art Installations

    Meet your mentor

    Ignacio Pol

    Ignacio Pol
    Degree in audiovisual production, co-founder of CONTROL Studio, a company where he currently works as a VFX supervisor and senior composer. With solid experience in the industry since 2005, he has served as a 3D generalist, motion graphics artist and stereoscopy supervisor in various studios throughout his career.
    With CONTROL Studio he has participated in the visual effects of dozens of national and international projects for film, TV, advertising, theater, live events and virtual reality.
    In the academic field, he teaches subjects of composition, mapping and VFX supervision at various universities.
    He is currently researching and developing new tools that combine visual effects in realtime engines.

    Did you know that we are the first authorized Unreal training center in LATAM?
    (Authorized Training Center - ATC)
    We are recognized by Epic Games for continuing to offer the highest quality content in relation to Unreal Engine. We have access to exclusive content for partners and the most recent updates to their study plans among other benefits.

    Areas where our graduates work

    Virtual Production Supervision

    Motion Capture monitoring

    Virtual Production TD

    VFX Technical Project Manager

    Virtual Production Stage Manager

    Virtual Camera Operator

    Who is it for?

    • Film, TV or event producers
    • Visual Effects Supervisors
    • 3D Artists
    • Cinematographers
    • Post coordinators
    • Directors of artistic development
    • VFX Composers
    • Engine programmers like Unreal or Unity
    • Creative Directors and Producers
    • Art directors
    • Game designers
    Infraestructura y Recursos Tecnológicos de Image Campus

    Infrastructure and Technological Resources

    In a building environment specially designed for our activity, all our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art computers. One PC per student with all the software required for each course.