Animating a Short Film

Create a fully animated short film in Unreal Engine! 

May 8 - 
June 5, 2021


1pm-3pm Pacific
(4pm-6pm Eastern)
In this module, students will put on their directing hats to create an animated short film based on a script called A Hike to Remember by Peter Hyoguchi. Students will create a virtual environment and animate 3D characters. In addition, they will use virtual cameras to capture shots and sequences to visually tell a story.
Course Takeaway
Students will create an animated film in Unreal Engine based on a script. 


  • Desktop PC or Mac.
  • Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9. 2 or later.
  • Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher.
  • 8 GB RAM.

Course contents

John Inman

 3d Artist, Generalist, and Art Director
About the Instructor
John Inman is a 3d Artist, Generalist, and Art Director with 20 plus years of experience specializing in VFX, commercials, games, real-time training simulations, theme park rides, augmented reality, and graphic design. Projects include the game “Arms of Redemption” by Elder God Games and an augmented reality project for the Chainsmokers.