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Epic Games introduces virtual production skills-building training programme

Unreal Connectors is a new skill-building training programme which will be available in the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, the US and Canada

Epic Games is aiming to help those interested in developing their skills around virtual production with the introduction of Unreal Connectors.

The programme is based on the company’s curriculum developed for the its Unreal Fellowship.

Epic describes Unreal Connectors is a new skill-building training programme offered exclusively through participating Unreal Authorised Training and Unreal Academic Partners.

It will offer an abridged version of the Unreal Fellowship training model including curriculum, pre-recorded content, guest lecturers and mentorship, along with a capstone project that offers participants a first-hand experience in virtual production.

Unreal Connectors will also deliver localised training and time zone options, with companies offering the programme including Escape Studios (UK), Butic (Spain), CG Spectrum (US), CGPro (US), Ecole NAD-UQAC (Canada), IN-CAS (Germany), Prometeo-Lab (Italy), Skyup Academy (Italy), and UT-Hub (Spain).

“Adoption of Unreal Engine has exploded in virtual production pipelines and the demand for UE talent is growing every day,” said Julie Lottering, director of Unreal Engine Education, Epic Games. “The Unreal Fellowship has made a significant impact on animators and film industry creatives as they adapt their skills into real-time workflows. There has been a huge success rate of employing graduates from the Fellowship into top studios, and we look forward to making that training more accessible with Unreal Connectors.”