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Train the Professionals - subsidized course for working 3D artists

Train the Professionals: Unreal Engine Essentials
- subsidized course for working 3D artists

We invite you to Unreal Engine Essentials, the first course of its kind under the Train the Professionals initiative supported by Unreal Engine Educations and 3Lateral, local representatives of Epic Games.

If you work in Visual Arts, have at least 2 years of working experience (no matter if in 3D modeling, visualization, VFX, Game Art, or any other creative field) and you come from Serbia or the region, then this is the course for you.
We started the Train the Professionals initiative with the goal of supporting the ambitions and career development of regional artists by getting them familiar with the Unreal Engine 5 possibilities and its practical use in a production pipeline. In this, we are supported by partners from Unreal Engine Educations and 3Lateral (Epic Games). During the training, students will master this tool’s specificity when it comes to environment design and real-time interaction.

Take your first step in the entertainment industry unlike any other we have seen before with Train the Professionals!

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ABOUT THE TRAINING

Course name: Unreal Engine Essentials
Price: 70 € (its commercial value amounts to 530 euros)

Duration: Eight weeks (60 school classes)

Dates:
GROUP 1 – October 3 – November 21, 2022, every Monday and Thursday from 7 PM
GROUP 2 – October 5 – November 23, 2022, every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 PM

Deadline for submission of final work: February 23, 2023.

After six weeks of intensive training, attendees will be able to:

  • confidently use the Unreal Editor environment,
  • independently create virtual environments using built-in terrain generation tools,
  • apply ready-made solutions for vegetation or design their own with emphasis on optimization,
  • successfully design a production line for manipulating 3D content created in specialized software (Autodesk Maya, Houdini, Cinema 4D) and their application in the engine,
  • understand and apply to develop their materials directly from the engine,
  • learn recommended practices for lighting scenes in real-time,
  • design basic interactions using the Blueprint system,
  • master the creation of animated camera sequences,
  • use the built-in interface design module,
  • add camera effects,
  • get to know the Niagara particle system,
  • use Quixel and Marketplace content,
  • successfully publish a virtual experience.

After the official part of the training, we will provide you with specialized lectures by the industry experts who will introduce you to the work processes in their studios. The complete list of collaborators will be announced soon.

TERMS OF THE COMPETITION

Apply if:
  • you are a working artist specializing in any field of visual arts;
  • have a minimum of 2 years of working experience (regardless of the current employment status);
  • have a comprehensive level of Serbian language;
  • skilled in any of the industry-standard 3D modeling software (Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, or Blender);
  • are highly motivated to learn.

The number of applicants is limited, and candidate selection will be based on technical expertise, the quality level of your portfolio projects, and the motivation you exert through your application. Up to three spots are available for recent graduates looking for professional experience, able to impress us with their work.

The application is open until August 14, 2022;
at midnight (UTC +2)

Apply here!

The Many Faces of Unreal Engine 5

Unreal Engine 5 is being used more and more for the development of linear and interactive content in real-time for films, video games, or VR/AR applications. It is becoming accessible in architectural visualization and advertising, and even more in film studios and virtual production on TV.
With one of the most recent projects, The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience, the limits of traditional formats has successfully been surpassed, all thanks to Unreal Engine. With many more ambitious projects emerging, it’s safe to say that Unreal Engine gives a greater range of possibilities to creative teams. This comes as no surprise considering that it literally expands the space in real-time, all while simplifying the production pipeline and enabling higher control of the creative process.
Aside from this, Unreal Engine has found its role in the world of the automobile industry, specializing in driving simulations and new car model testing. Due to its ability to create realistic simulations, it is being used more and more in science, as seen in the project of “resurrecting” a prehistoric man from Lepenski Vir, which the Serbian delegation presented last year at Dubai Expo.

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Why Learn the Art of Unreal at Crater Training Center?

At the start of 2021, the leader in the field of interactive and 3D engine technology, Epic Games awarded Crater Training Center with the Epic MegaGrant for the project dedicated to educating professors from numerous schools in Serbia. From this stemmed the original Train the Trainers initiative during which we trained 45 university professors to work in the Unreal Engine.
Later that same year, we participated in the European education project in this engine called Summer of Unreal, shoulder to shoulder with the leading European schools for animation and digital graphics. These are Escape Studios, ArtFX, The Animation Workshop, Screen Skills Ireland, La Salle Barcelona, and Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart.
Our educational program Technical Art in Unreal Engine, completed with this course, has been accredited by the Agency for qualification by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia.

About the Lecturer

Milan Ličina

Visual artist and a docent at the Metropolitan University in Belgrade, as well as a lecturer on the Unreal Engine Essentials course at Crater.

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As a specialist for audio-visual technologies in studio Galerija 12, he worked on many local and international projects. Through his work, he connects art, design, and new technologies to create immersive content for TV production and VR, and is prone to using game engines for the development of interactive art installations and virtual set design.

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CGAcademy: Shaping the Industry with Education

CGAcademy: Shaping the Industry with Education

CGAcademy provides educational content to help students and entry-level artists work their way up in the VFX, gaming, animation, and CG industry. With CGAcademy sessions, you won’t wander off the right learning path.

With CGAcademy, we support the new generation of digital artists through the development of software and other relevant skills. The program targets young creators working in the fields of visual effects, game art, animation, interactive media, digital design, and other related fields. As one of the founders of the CGA Conference, we launched CGAcademy on the parent platform.

The realization of the CGAcademy for us was a logical step, as we have been committed to strengthening the CG ecosystem for many years, either through the popularization of deficient occupations, or by designing study programs, and free training for university teachers, professors, and associates. We are committed to strengthening the talent base in Serbia, and CGAcademy is one way to succeed in this mission.

In addition to individual sessions, the CGAcademy team also organizes all-day events such as Emerging Talents (May 2021) and Talent Sandbox (April 2022) conferences, as well as an educational streamline within CGA Belgrade: Embracing Metaversity (November 2021) conference.

To keep up to date with CGAcademy content, we recommend that you follow Crater’s YouTube channel.You should also know that the CGA’s official channel hides a variety of related sessions held both online and live in front of a large audience.

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Watch the CGAcademy Sessions in Full

The CGAcademy sessions were initially divided into three series, and over time we organized several “stand-alone” episodes. Creative Software Sessions are practical tutorials on industry-leading tools such as Unreal Engine, Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, etc. Know-How Sessions are focused on soft skills that help young people better understand the professional environment and collaborate with others. Finally,there is the Career Paths series, in which we “reveal the secrets” of career paths in the creative industries and explain what positions exist in the market.

CGAcademy Team

Miljana Jovović
Director

After years of working in architecture, Miljana turned to the VFX industry. As an executive producer, she led Crater Studio through many major projects. About a decade ago, she made yet another career jump, this time towards non-formal education in the field of creative industries.
Together with her team, she mapped Crater Training Center as a unique place where future and existing professionals gather on courses, events, mentoring, and internship programs. Over time, Crater has become the place-to-be for artists of all kinds, eager to hone their skills, gain knowledge, and network.
Along with partners from the Serbian Film Association and VFX Serbia, she founded CGA Belgrade, the first international conference dedicated to computer graphics in the region.

Marija Rakić-Lovrić
Education & Events Specialist

Marija is an ethnomusicologist with vast experience in teaching juniors and high schoolers, as well as in international schools.
She has organized and launched numerous workshops and festivals for children related to music, art, culture, and education (GroArt Fest, Culture for Beginners, European Heritage Days), as well as the Music Archeology in Serbia project. She is a member of the Serbian Ethnomusicological Society and an associate of the Jeunesses Musicales Belgrade.
At Crater Training Center, she coordinates classes, organizes events, and actively cooperates with educational institutions to improve teaching in the field of multimedia technologies and computer graphics.

Bojana Simić
Program Specialist and Industry Relationship Representative

As a specialist in adult education, Bojana acts as a program coordinator at our school. She is the first in line with our industry partners and works closely with their HR teams.
As part of the CGAcademy, she launched Portfolio Review sessions in which artists from leading creative studios review the participants’ portfolios while providing expert advice.
So far, she has coordinated projects in the entertainment industry and education (including Summer of Unreal and Train the Trainers, to name a few).

CGAcademy Partners

As a link between industry and academic institutions, Crater Training Center collaborates with industry leaders such as 3Lateral (Epic Games), Nordeus, Mad Head Games, Ubisoft, Playstudios Europe, and other creative studios. The realization of the CGAcademy program is also supported by local universities with curriculum aimed at creative industries. Most of our partners play significant roles in our sessions.

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Ukoliko ste odlučili da uronite u vode dizajna, grafike, Interneta, 3D I VFX industrije – ovde počinje vaša karijera.

Na ovom kursu, namenjenom početnicima, upoznaćete se sa radom u programu Photoshop. Uz ovladavanje raznim alatima, tehnikama i okruženjem u kome se Photoshop koristi, steći ćete širu sliku o mestu koje zauzima u svetu vizuelne umetnosti i medija. Sertifikovani Adobe instruktori pobrinuće se da naučite da retuširate, editujete, pripremate slike za Web i koristite alate na načine koji će razvijati vašu kreativnost. Ovladaćete korišćenjem vektorske grafike i četkica, kao i upotrebom grafičkih tabli, što će vam pomoći u daljem razvijanju profesionalne karijere u 3D i VFX industriji.

Napredne tehnike u radu sa slojevima

• Dualistička priroda svetlosti sa akcentom na talasnu prirodu
• Napredne tehnike primene blending modova
• Primena filtera Vanishing Point
• Uvoz vektorske grafike nastale u programu Adobe Illustrator
• Snimanje kompozicija slojeva
• Kreiranje smart objekata
• Menjanje smart objekata

Napredne tehnike za kreiranje kompozicija

• Primena filtera i smart filtera
• Uređivanje slike kumulativnom primenom većeg broja filtera
• Primena četkica za slobodoručno crtanje
• Kreiranje efekata primenom četkice
• Usklađivanje kolorita slika (Match Color, Channel Mixer, Photo Filter…)
• Kreiranje panorame povezivanjem većeg broja fotografija

Samostalna vežbe

• Kreiranje razglednice Beograda

Podešavanje Photoshopa i ubrzavanje rada
• Kreiranje sopstvenih prečica na tastaturi
• Automatizacija primenom akcija i kreiranje akcija
• Primena akcija na veći broj fotografija

Uvod u vektorsku grafiku

• Kreiranje i podešavanje putanja
• Kreiranje selekcije od vektorske putanje
• Kreiranje slojeva sa vektorskim maskama
• Kreiranje i menjanje predefinisanih vektorskih simbola

Napredna primena vektorske grafike

• Kompleksne motode primene putanja u kombinaciji sa alatima za rad sa rasterima

Osnove primene grafičke table

• Kreiranje custom četkica i Preset Manager
• Instalacija grafičke table
• Personalno podešavanje za desnoruke i levoruke
• Podešavanje tastera i olovke
• Primena grafičke table u radu sa standardnim četkicama
• Crtanje preko postojeće grafike (tracing)
• Primena grafičke table za kreiranje selekcija
• Primena grafičke table za pisanje teksta

Samostalna vežbe

• Crtanje grafike prema zadatoj referenci primenom grafičke table

Napredne tehnike u radu sa četkicama (Mixer Brush i grafička tabla)

• Izbor i podešavanje četkica
• Mešanje boja
• Kreiranje sopstvenih podešavanja
• Retuširanje alatom Mixer Brush

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book, Peachpit, Berkeley, California, 2012
 
*all literature is available to students at the Crater VFX Training Center library

Upon completion of the course students will receive the internationally recognized Adobe Certificate of Completion, as well as the Crater VFX Training Center Certificate.

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COURSE INFORMATION

TUITION
650 EUR
VAT included. Class is 45 minutes

COURSE DURATION
51 classes / 6 weeks

REQUIREMENTS
basic computer skills
Digital Image Editing and Creation*
* or equivalent computer skills

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Na ovom kursu, namenjenom početnicima, upoznaćete se sa radom u programu Photoshop. Uz ovladavanje raznim alatima, tehnikama i okruženjem u kome se Photoshop koristi, steći ćete širu sliku o mestu koje zauzima u svetu vizuelne umetnosti i medija. Sertifikovani Adobe instruktori pobrinuće se da naučite da retuširate, editujete, pripremate slike za Web i koristite alate na načine koji će razvijati vašu kreativnost. Ovladaćete korišćenjem vektorske grafike i četkica, kao i upotrebom grafičkih tabli, što će vam pomoći u daljem razvijanju profesionalne karijere u 3D i VFX industriji.

Napredne tehnike u radu sa slojevima

• Dualistička priroda svetlosti sa akcentom na talasnu prirodu
• Napredne tehnike primene blending modova
• Primena filtera Vanishing Point
• Uvoz vektorske grafike nastale u programu Adobe Illustrator
• Snimanje kompozicija slojeva
• Kreiranje smart objekata
• Menjanje smart objekata

Napredne tehnike za kreiranje kompozicija

• Primena filtera i smart filtera
• Uređivanje slike kumulativnom primenom većeg broja filtera
• Primena četkica za slobodoručno crtanje
• Kreiranje efekata primenom četkice
• Usklađivanje kolorita slika (Match Color, Channel Mixer, Photo Filter…)
• Kreiranje panorame povezivanjem većeg broja fotografija

Samostalna vežbe

• Kreiranje razglednice Beograda

Podešavanje Photoshopa i ubrzavanje rada
• Kreiranje sopstvenih prečica na tastaturi
• Automatizacija primenom akcija i kreiranje akcija
• Primena akcija na veći broj fotografija

Uvod u vektorsku grafiku

• Kreiranje i podešavanje putanja
• Kreiranje selekcije od vektorske putanje
• Kreiranje slojeva sa vektorskim maskama
• Kreiranje i menjanje predefinisanih vektorskih simbola

Napredna primena vektorske grafike

• Kompleksne motode primene putanja u kombinaciji sa alatima za rad sa rasterima

Osnove primene grafičke table

• Kreiranje custom četkica i Preset Manager
• Instalacija grafičke table
• Personalno podešavanje za desnoruke i levoruke
• Podešavanje tastera i olovke
• Primena grafičke table u radu sa standardnim četkicama
• Crtanje preko postojeće grafike (tracing)
• Primena grafičke table za kreiranje selekcija
• Primena grafičke table za pisanje teksta

Samostalna vežbe

• Crtanje grafike prema zadatoj referenci primenom grafičke table

Napredne tehnike u radu sa četkicama (Mixer Brush i grafička tabla)

• Izbor i podešavanje četkica
• Mešanje boja
• Kreiranje sopstvenih podešavanja
• Retuširanje alatom Mixer Brush

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom in a Book, Peachpit, Berkeley, California, 2009
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a BookPeachpit, Berkeley, California, 2010
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book, Peachpit, Berkeley, California, 2012
 
*all literature is available to students at the Crater VFX Training Center library

Upon completion of the course students will receive the internationally recognized Adobe Certificate of Completion, as well as the Crater VFX Training Center Certificate.

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COURSE INFORMATION

TUITION
650 EUR
VAT included. Class is 45 minutes

COURSE DURATION
51 classes / 6 weeks

REQUIREMENTS
basic computer skills
Digital Image Editing and Creation*
* or equivalent computer skills

TUITION in serbian
TUITION fee →

APPLY FOR COURSE

Multimedia for Teens

MULTIMEDIA FOR TEENS

The program is intended for teenagers and takes place during the summer break. During two weeks of multimedia camp, our youngest students will take part in creative workshops, make friends and create original multimedia content each day.

Click here to read everything you need to know about the summer camp at Crater.

CAREER GUIDANCE COUNSELING

We can help turn your child’s imagination into a profitable career

Once considered doomed to an unsatisfying career and a penniless future, imaginative children today have a wealth of opportunities for a profitable yet rewarding career in visual effects, video games and computer graphics.

Seeing as this is a new and complex industry, we don’t expect you to be familiar with the different career paths available. Instead, our team of professionals dedicates time to each student individually to assess their talents, interests, and affinities.
By gaining an understanding of what they enjoy and how they see themselves, we can help map out all the possibilities that the future holds for them, giving both you and your child the freedom to enjoy their carefree years of learning new skills.

PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCHOOLS

We come to you instead of waiting for you to come to us

With all those extracurricular activities filling up the weekly schedule, we understand that setting aside time for individual consultations and a visit to our training center is not an easy task. This is why we regularly partner with schools for in-house events, allowing elementary and high-school students to spend a day at a VFX studio, learn about our program and the profession, and get a taste of how production works.

If you are a teacher/parent, GET IN TOUCH with us and we’ll be happy to plan a visit to your/your child's school.

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Software Training for Professionals

SOFTWARE TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

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Keeping in mind the difficulties of learning new skills with work pressures piling up daily, our courses are digestible and streamlined, packed with actionable knowledge that you can start applying immediately in your daily work.

Courses are designed for professionals working in industries that could benefit from 3D visualization and computer graphics.

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CERTIFICATION

Upon wrapping up the course and successfully submitting the final project all students receive a Crater Training Center Certificate as proof of successfully completed education.

Students also obtain a Certificate of Completion issued by the respective software company, an official recognition that they have sat through the required hours of the course.

As an authorized training center, we offer our students the possibility to sit exams for official higher-level certification: User and Professional Certificate in the case of Autodesk, and Associate and Expert Certificate in the case of Adobe.

These certificates attest to a level of proficiency in a specific software and are not a part of the course itself.

User/Associate Certificates refer to a basic, while Professional/Expert Certificates refer to an advanced knowledge of the software package according to criteria defined by Adobe and Autodesk. As such, they are subject to additional fees and can be organized regardless of when the course was completed.

For more information about fees and exam dates, feel free to get in touch with us at school@craterstudio.com

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VFX Creation and Game Art Education

VFX CREATION AND GAME ART EDUCATION

Kick-start your visual effects or game art career!

Our modular program structure is designed for quick learning and allows for choices across the board to form a unique learning path for each student. We offer in-person, virtual and hybrid delivery options for all our courses. 

All courses require basic knowledge of Photoshop. Depending on the level of instruction, some courses require proof of previous knowledge and/or completed work.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The real show begins when classes end!

Continue your learning on-the-job with a dedicated mentor and support network

A unique opportunity to build your first portfolio, test your knowledge in a project environment, and figure out the ins and outs of the VFX industry, our Internship Program is an extension of the vocational training offered to our best-performing, hungriest students who can’t wait to get into the arena! For more information visit Admissions.

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