DAVE School Recognized by Epic Games for Preparing VFX Artists for Real-world Virtual Production

In fields like visual effects and game production, there are tight deadlines, a demand for a high-quality product, and the constant emergence of new technologies. DAVE School recently partnered with the experts at Epic Games and On-Set Facilities to show how we uniquely prepare our student VFX artists for the ever-evolving Industry in a student-led Virtual Production on the backlot of Universal Studios, Florida. We chose Unreal Engine as a real-time platform for its strong feature set and rich visuals like PBR (physically based rendering) material system and Unreal Engine’s lighting tools.

The real-time technology is helping us develop remote solutions for our programs, as well as explore possibilities for remote production. Real-time technologies are also opening the doors to a multitude of industries that 3D artists normally wouldn’t have considered as viable options coming out of school. It’s changed not only the way our student VFX artists learn but what they learn to prepare them for their careers.

Our students worked with professionals to gain industry-like experience and create a short film using Unreal Engine. Find out how our student VFX artists finished their short film working with other professionals in our school’s studio environment using what they were taught in our curriculum about Unreal Engine!

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About The DAVE School
The DAVE School was founded on June 8, 2000 by two Industry executives looking to create #CareerReady artists with a practical animation school. Today, The DAVE School offers specialized training in Visual Effects and Game Production with extensive practice under industry level supervision. Located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®, The DAVE School has an 18,000 square foot facility that includes learning and interactive labs, a dedicated Virtual and Real-Time production stage, a Vicon motion capture system, 3D printing and VR/AR labs and secure student access 7 days a week.

NUC University (NUC) is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), NUC University – Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) is included in this accreditation. NUC’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)