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Lights, Camera, Render

Volume 1: 3D Design

Designing in the 3rd Dimension

In this advanced course from David Ariew, you will discover the ingredients that go into creating beautiful renders every time. You'll hone your eye for design while developing beautiful styleframes, and will learn how to think like a cinematographer. This course comes packed with valuable assets, tips on tools, and best practices that are key to creating stunning work that will wow your clients!

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

7 hours

3 Payments of

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100% Free! Start learning immediately.

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7 hours

of video lessons,

podcasts, guides, and support
from our amazing team!

guides, and access to our
24/7 motion community!

podcasts, guides, and access to
our 24/7 motion community!

podcasts, guides, community
and critique from pros!

WEEK 1

Composition & Camera: Cyberpunk Scene

Create an amazing cyberpunk scene from scratch! Lighting, texturing, camera settings, advanced scatter systems! create your own futuristic city scene, and explore the 1,000+ assets you can use for the course.

Advanced composition rules and techniques

Learn how composition and shot progression can tell compelling stories and learn to storyboard like a pro. These are fundamental concepts you'll apply to every single work you make in the future no matter what software you use!

Craft a compelling title sequence

Hone your art directing skills, build up your design vocabulary, and learn the fundamentals of design. Create your very own title sequence using prebuilt character rigs and leaning on great design, composition, and storytelling techniques.

How to think like a cinematographer

You'll learn the importance of understanding how the traditional ideas from film inform cinematography concepts that are used in the digital world, including camera angles, lenses, and lighting can play a role in design and composition.

Gain a deeper understanding of Octane Render

Not only will you learn foundational design skills in this course, you'll also learn valuable Octane Render techniques and workflows that will allow you to work faster and more efficiently!

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Learn the secrets of high-end work

Better than in-person training

School of Motion instant-access courses are unlike anything you've ever experienced. Along with world-class training, you'll also get access to tons of professional project files and a 24/7 network of likeminded artists, and more support than you'll know what to do with.

Over 20,000 artists have taken School of Motion courses, find out what all the hype is about.

School of Motion courses are unlike anything you've ever experienced. Along with world-class training, you'll also get 1-on-1 feedback from an industry pro, a 24/7 network of likeminded artists, and more support than you'll know what to do with.

Over 17,000 artists have taken School of Motion courses, find out what all the hype is about.

This instant-access course features

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

Support from the School of Motion team

Reach out to our incredible support team at any time to answer questions about the material, or to help you find the best way to achieve your career goals. We are here to help.

This instant-access course features

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Real-world examples and video training

We go above and beyond when producing our courses, making sure that the curriculum is presented in the right order, with the right examples, and using the best practices currently used in the industry. In short, you're learning to do things the way they're done in the real world.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide artist community

You’ll gain instant access to our 24/7 motion design community, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get to meet new friends, ask for help, and build your network.

What makes us different?

Cohort-Based Learning

Join artists from around the world on our custom learning platform. Never learn alone, as you’ll have immediate access to a forum of fellow students to share work, ask questions, and improve together. 

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Technical and creative support along the way

You’ll be assigned a Teaching Assistant with years of experience in your chosen course. They’ll provide technical and creative feedback to guide you through new skills, improve your techniques, and provide encouragement along your journey. 

Verified credential upon course completion

Completing a course isn’t just about bragging rights. Once you’ve completed at least 70% of your work in a given course, you’ll earn a verified credential that can show current and future employers exactly what you’ve accomplished.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide alumni community

You’ll gain instant access to our alumni platform, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get access to new job opportunities and exclusive alumni events, such as meetups, virtual hangouts and reel reviews. 

Meet your instructor

David Ariew

3D NFT Artist & Octane Educator

David Ariew started his career between the intersection of the music and film industries, where he spent three years working on touring visuals for Dave Matthews Band. Around that time, he first discovered his love of C4D—and more importantly, Octane Render. Since then he’s been lovingly dubbed "Octane Jesus" by the mograph community, and has gone on to work on projects for top artists such as Katy Perry, Deadmau5, Zedd, Keith Urban, and Excision, as well as companies such as Intel, Magic Leap, KFC, and iHeartRadio.

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Our no-risk money back policy

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund any time within 30 days of purchase.

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund up until the end of Week 3 of the course

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

7 hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$249
$300

Join over 20,000 alumni around the globe

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the course format?
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Lights Camera Render Volume 1 is an instant access course. All lessons are immediately available to you. The lessons include pre-recorded videos, podcasts, PDFs and assignments with working files. You can binge all of the content at once, or take your time and watch it a little at a time. Once you enroll, you will be added to a private classroom with other students taking the course. This is a great tool for connecting, asking or answering questions and sharing thoughts or insights. You can share your work in The Square for peer review.

Can I access my course content after the course ends?
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Yes! You’ll have lifetime access to all the course lessons and materials. Also, if we make any changes to Lights Camera Render Volume 1, you’ll automatically receive access to the latest version.

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How much time do I need to commit?
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Lights Camera Render Volume 1 is an instant access course. You'll have the flexibility to watch all the course content on your schedule. There is 6.5 hours of video content in this course.

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You will not recognize your work when class is over.

Our courses have been meticulously designed to simulate real-world situations so that you're learning best-practices from day one. You'll be challenged, supported, and celebrated by your fellow artists as you level-up in real-time.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

7 hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$249
$300