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Introduction to

Volume Control

This 1-week intensive course is aimed at both creatives and technologists who want to learn Unreal for Virtual Production, but also work in and operate an LED Stage in VP. This course is for you if you are looking to move into Virtual Production as a Stage Operator or Stage Technician and for anyone new to VP who wants to understand these roles and the core fundamental skills and tasks needed using the latest technologies with Unreal Engine.

This course will show you to how to set up a VP stage, and introduce you to an understanding of render nodes, camera tracking and Unreal Engine and Genlock. Additionally, you will learn about multi-user editing, nDisplay and core aspects of Unreal Engine, which are used in this highly skilled job role. All this impactful knowledge will allow you to implement it into your next VP projects, upskill your way to a promotion or even launch yourself into an exciting new career.

This course is available at a steep discount and runs for 1-week only during these three-week intervals and provides you with fast and easy access into the world of Virtual Production, through the Stage Operator and/or Stage Technician lens, but also provides support directly from one of our authorised Unreal trainers and VP Stage Operators.

(see dates and information below)

What You Get with the Course

  • Lifetime access to the course materials (and updates)
  • Live support from one of our Stage Operators/Technicians (if you choose the Trainer Option)
  • A digital certificate upon completion
  • Access to our exclusive Final Pixel Academy Discord community where you can network with other students, employers, vendors, and our Unreal Engine authorised trainers (UAT)

 2 Course Options

Trainer Option: You will benefit by getting direct access to one of our Final Pixel Stage Operator/Technician Trainers for:

-2 dedicated, 1-hour remote/group sessions with one of our Unreal Engine Authorised Instructors (UAT)


-1 dedicated, 1-hour remote/group session with one of our VP Stage Operator/Technician trainers

during the week you choose, to help you work through the materials and answer your most pressing questions while you learn. See the weekly schedule below.

Course Only Option: this will give you access to the course material only and does not include access to a trainer.

Course Modules

Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 - Setting up a VP Studio

  • Editor and Render Nodes
  • Processors & LED Wall
  • Camera Tracking & Genlock
  • Unreal Engine & Perforce

Module 3 - Multi-User Editing

  • Overview
  • Setup Workflow

Module 4 – nDisplay

  • Introduction to nDisplay
  • Configuring nDisplay
  • Camera Tracking
  • Switchboard

Module 5 - Take Recorder

  • Introduction to Take Recorder
  • How to Record the Tracked Camera Movement

Module 6 - Introduction to Physical Based Rendering (PBR) - A Deeper Dive

  • Physically Based Materials Introduction
  • How and Why to Migrate Assets
  • Using Masking in Materials
  • Using Transparency in Unreal Engine
  • How to Animate a Material
  • Using Masking in Materials
  • Using Decals in Environments
  • How to Control Materials Dynamically
  • How to Control the Materials UVs

Module 7 - Asset Creation, Sourcing & Ingest

  • Overview of Model Creation
  • DCC Software Overview
  • How to Source Pre-made Assets

Module 8 - Lighting in Unreal

  • Overview of the Different Lighting Actors
  • The Difference between Baked & Dynamic Lights

Live Trainer Schedules

When you choose the Trainer Option, during the week you choose you will have

-2 dedicated, 1-hour remote/group sessions with one of our Unreal Engine Authorised Instructors (UAT)


-1 dedicated, 1-hour remote/group session with one of our VP Stage Operator/Technician trainers

Choose your Week/Course runs:

September 4th - 8th

September 11th - 14th

September 18th - 21st

Note: Once you purchase the Trainer Option, please email [email protected] to request the week that works best for you.

Times and web links will be sent directly for your 1-hour session.

Choose a Pricing Option

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