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Lights, Camera, Render Bundle

Advanced 3D Lighting & Cinematography

Lights, Camera, Render is an in-depth advanced Cinema 4D course from David Ariew. This course will teach you all of the invaluable skills that make up the core of cinematography, helping to propel your career to the next level. It comes packed with valuable assets, and tips on tools and best practices that are critical to creating stunning work that will wow your clients!

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

February 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

April 10, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

20+ hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$697
$750
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This Course Bundle Includes:

Volume 1: 3D Design

Learn to design for 3D in volume 1 of this advanced 3D course from David Ariew.

Volume 2: 3D Lighting

Master 3D lighting in volume 2 of this advanced 3D course from David Ariew.

Volume. 3: 3D Cinematography

Master the 3D camera in volume 3 of this advanced 3D course from David Ariew.

20+ 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: Build a Cyberpunk City

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

Advanced Composition techniques and rules

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!

Master Light & Shadow

Learn how to masterfully light a scene and understand how not only lights, but shadows, can contribute to creating stunning renders. You'll also learn how to build up and light a realistic nature scene from scratch.

VDBs and how to use them.

This week is a “focus week”, a chance to catch up on course work and material. You’ll also learn about VDBs and how high quality assets can contribute to high quality renders.

Hollywood Camera tech, theory and terminology

Discover how to tell a compelling story through precise camera moves. Learn important terminology, and gain a deep understanding of how to be a storyteller in the realm of 3D animation

The importance of moodboarding and storyboarding.

Time to make a short film! This week you’ll learn helpful tips and techniques that along with your new 3D skills and knowledge will help you to complete your final short film project. This is going to be one tough test, but you got this!

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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:

February 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

April 10, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

20+ hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$697
$750

Join over 20,000 alumni around the globe

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if this course is right for me?
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Lights, Camera, Render is advanced 3D artists who have strong Cinema 4D skills. If want to master cinematic concepts, this course will be an excellent fit. This course will show you how to unlock the ability to create a beautiful render, everytime. You'll learn concepts like lighting, camera movement, and how to develop your eye to think more like a digital director of photography.

What is the required software?
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Cinema 4D version R20 and above & Octane Render 2020 and above.

You must have a computer that can run Octane. It’s highly recommended you check out both the Maxon site and Otoy site to see their general hardware recommendations.

In this course you will be working with VRAM intensive, professional quality scenes so we recommend you own a graphics card with at least 8GB of VRAM.

Cinema 4D version R20 and above & Octane Render 2020 and above.

You must have a computer that can run Octane. It’s highly recommended you check out both the Maxon site and Otoy site to see their general hardware recommendations.

In this course you will be working with VRAM intensive, professional quality scenes so we recommend you own a graphics card with at least 8GB of VRAM.

Can I take this course using a different render engine?
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Yes, but there are some things you’ll want to consider. During the course we focus on fundamental concepts that can be applied universally to other render engines similar to Octane. If you are very comfortable in another render engine and feel that you have the technical know-how to troubleshoot and translate the concepts being taught you can take this course with another render engine. Please note that if you do choose to use a render engine other than Octane it may limit the technical and troubleshooting feedback that you will receive from your TA as they may not be as familiar with the render engine of your choosing. You would also need to retexture all project files included in the course to be used in the render engine of your choice.

Do I get a complimentary Cinema 4D license?
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Since this is an advanced course, students will need to have their own license of Cinema 4D and Octane Render to take this course. You can download a free demo of Octane that has no limitations other than rendering with a watermark.

How much time do I need to commit?
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Lights Camera Render is an instant access course. You'll have the flexibility to watch all the course content on your schedule. There is approximately 21 hours of video content in this course.

Can I access my course content after the course ends?
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Yes! Once you complete Lights, Camera, Render!, you’ll have lifetime access to all the course lessons and materials, so you can revisit them whenever you like. Also, if we make any changes to Lights, Camera, Render! following your session, you’ll automatically receive access to the latest version.

What are the prerequisites?
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If you have two or more years using Cinema 4D and have used Octane in the past or have taken Cinema 4D Ascent, you’re ready for this course!

Since this is an advanced course, students will need to have their own license of Cinema 4D and Octane Render to take this course. You can download a free demo of Octane that has no limitations other than rendering with a watermark.

Do I need a computer that can run Octane?
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Yes! Software and hardware considerations is a big key for this course as it utilizes software that cannot be run without certain hardware. As of right now, if you have a Mac running an AMD GPU - you are not able to use Octane Render - unless you have a newer Mac with supported AMD cards that can run Octane X. You’ll need a decent computer to be able to keep up with this course as you’ll be learning advanced production techniques that will result in render intensive and resource demanding projects. For hardware and software recommendations, refer to the Otoy site (https://home.otoy.com/render/octane-render/faqs/). This course is taught using Octane Render so to get the most out of this course you should be using Octane.

Is School of Motion a Maxon Certified Training Partner?
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Yes, we are!

What is the course format?
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Lights Camera Render 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.

Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
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Currently, our self-paced courses do not offer a credential or certificate. Our interactive bootcamp courses, however, do.

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:

February 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

April 10, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

20+ hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$697
$750