Is Unreal Engine the future of filmmaking?

Filmmaking in Unreal Engine 5; an animated render
(Image credit: Tim Richardson / Iris van Herpen)

Unreal Engine, a real-time 3D creation platform developed by Epic Games, designed for video game development, is now transforming the way films and animations are made.

To discover how and why Unreal Engine can impact the film industry I met director Tim Richardson, the filmmaker, whose work includes projects for Billie Eilish, Givenchy and Nike. He won plaudits for the short movie Neon Rapture, a sci-fi animation created in collaboration with with fashion designer Iris van Herpen and created using Unreal Engine.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.