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Certifiably.
Awesome.
In 6 weeks.

A 6-Week CGI Course For Photographers
Spring/ 2021 Registration Begins Soon.

Includes Access to all 3 CGI Courses

Lifetime Access

12 Month License To Cinema 4D

PRO EDU is picking up your bill.

Official Certification

Take your skills to an unreal place.

LET'S GET YOU CERTIFIED

Why is certification important if your portfolio is your calling card? Because certification gives you the confidence to approach clients as a master of your skillset.

While clients always appreciate certification, it’s first and foremost for your confidence and piece of mind.

 

We partnered with companies who are the industry standard in CGI, Maxon and Cinema 4D, to issue certification for the software because we believe that certification is important for YOU, first.

 

If you want to join a team or agency that is looking for artists, that certification becomes a requirement. CGI is highly technical, and Certifications will allow you to easily convey your mastery, and help tell your CGI story.

 

Whether you’re creating for photography clients or a production company, workflow is crucial. This process will make your workflow efficient, and establish a baseline of industry standards so that you can easily join a creative team, or create incredible imagery for your clients.

TAKE A COURSE TOUR

Our "courses" at PRO EDU are synchronous and limited to a small class of worldwide students. You can take this course from anywhere as long as you have access to a stable internet connection.

 

Students will begin the class together on the same date, interact in a private server chat community for support and networking, and complete tasks and assignments individually, while collaborating, networking, and helping each other in our new online synchronous learning platform.

 

Every week we have Live Office Hours for questions and answers with Dustin Valkema and the PRO EDU team for support.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Each week you are assigned specific videos to watch like this one here, and you are given assignments to prepare yourself to become knowledgable in Cinema 4D, Octane, and the overall CGI workflow and possibilities.

 

By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge to complete the first certification test issued by PRO EDU and Maxon. The test and C4D software access are included in the course. Students only need to have a PC or MAC with the minimum required hardware for Cinema 4D and the render engine Octane. 

HOW MUCH TIME DOES THIS REQUIRE?

We've designed this course for working professionals. It is designed for people with full time jobs. We understand that many of you have demanding full-time workloads, families, kids, and a busy life as a creative. This is why you have 6 MONTHS to finish the course, if you need. PLUS LIFETIME access to the tutorials.

 

The course is 6 weeks of assignments, Live Q&A's, and assigned work. If you cannot attend a specific Live Q&A, it is recorded for you and available to watch at your convenience. If you feel like you can manage the course, tests, and assignments on your own you can successfully manage to complete the course in a longer time period, if you wish.

 

The course and the Cinema 4D Software will be available for up to 6 months from the start of the course as well. So if you would like to take this course at your own pace, the PROEDU.io platform is designed to allow you to take your time and finish assignments on YOUR SCHEDULE. All students that complete the course will be issued a certificate of completion from PRO EDU and will have the option to take the Maxon Cinema 4D Certification Exam to test their knowledge in the application.

INCLUDES WEEKLY LECTURES

In addition to the 3 CGI For Photographers tutorials that are part of your weekly tutorial homework, we have made additional and exclusive video tutorials and content specifically for the certification preparation.

 

This type of video content is unlocked each week and gives you additional content to help you prepare for the certification prep exam . This content broadens the Cinema 4D Application from just photography to give you a wider knowledge base if what is included and may contain special guest artists, interviews, and experts to teach

A WHOLE NEW BUSINESS

Think of CGI as something you are ADDING to your services. It may not replace what you do (yet), but can add new tools and new products that you can now offer your clients. In the age where public gatherings and creative shoots is hard, this is the solution.

C4D.
SOFTWARE.
INCLUDED.

PRO EDU WILL SUPPLY YOUR C4D LICENSE THROUGH OUT PARTNERSHIP WITH MAXON  

We are extremely grateful for the support and partnership with Maxon and their willingness to give students access to their software during their learning of the program.

FAQ

Tap the tabs below for more info on this new offering.

  • C4D
  • RENDER ENGINES
  • INFO

CINEMA 4D SOFTWARE

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE ACCESS?

In order to qualify for access to Cinema 4D software, you HAVE to be enrolled as a student in the six-week course at PRO EDU. This is different than just buying our CGI Tutorials, which do not come with the C4D software. As a student, you will have access to a student version of C4D and may use this software up to 12 months to finish the course, or until you begin to produce commercial work, in which case you will need to upgrade your C4D license.

 

Our 6-week course gives you access to Cinema 4D, with no extra cost to you while you are becoming proficient in the course and preparing for your certification test.

 

This course will not only help prepare you for the art form, but also connect you with the new wave of artists who will control the industry for years to come.

 

There are no mandatory times that you have to meet during the 6 weeks, and everything is watchable at your own pace, and on your own schedule. You don't even HAVE to take a certification test, we are simply helping give you the tools you need.

REQUIREMENTS

SOFTWARE + HARDWARE

Cinema 4D requires specific hardware in your computer to complete the course assignments. We recommend you check the Maxon System requirements HERE before purchasing the course to ensure that your computer's hardware and software meet the minimum requirements.  

 

  • Windows:
    Windows 10 64-bit on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support

  • macOS: 10.14.6 or higher with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh or on Apple M1-powered Mac, and 4 GB RAM.

  • To run future releases of Cinema 4D on Mac, you'll need at least macOS 10.14 and a supported Mac system with at least macOS GPU Family 1_v3. You can check the Metal compatibility in the macOS System Information, Graphics tab.

  • We recommend updating to macOS 10.15. There are a number of enhancements to Metal in the latest macOS which will improve the performance, stability and interaction with the viewport.

SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Registration for the second CGI course is not yet available. Join the waitlist below to be notified the minute registration is open for students.

GET NOTIFIED

CGI FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
SIX WEEK COURSE

Coming Soon

Limited Seating Available*

CGI TUTORIALS

If you want to learn independently you can buy the tutorials a-la-carte or become a PRO PLAN member for Unlimited Access to everything. Please note that these tutorials below DO NOT come with Cinema 4D Software.*

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Real Soon

OCTANE

RENDER

In part of this tutorial, Dustin teaches and incorporates Octane Render engine by Otoy as his preferred render engine. While this isn't mandatory and there are other options for render engines, this is an additional cost of approximately 20 Euro's per month to use the Octane Render Engine for some of the lessons. Octane is not part of Maxon Cinema 4D and is an option for a render engine type. In this course, teacher's from Maxon will introduce Maxon's internal render engine and you will have free access to Cineversity to learn how to use Maxon's render engine.

Check out Octane Render Engine Requirements:

 

DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

Yes.

US and Canadian based residents can select "Sezzle" at checkout to qualify for financing. If this isn't an option for you, please contact support@proedu.com

US based residents can select AFFIRM at checkout to qualify for 0% financing for up to 12 months.

If you need help with payments for this course, you can email us at support@proedu.com with the subject PAYMENT plan. If you would like to put down a deposit to hold your spot, you can do so by paying a $300 deposit here.

WHEN IS THIS CLASS?

SPRING/SUMMER 2021

This is the second CGI course registration page and exact dates have not yet been announced. Please sign up to be notified with registration begins.

Do I Get The Tutorials As Well?

Yes, For Life

When you purchase the 6 week course you receive all 3 CGI tutorials ($697 value), a 12-month student license to Cinema 4D ($720) value, additional 3D Models created by PRO EDU ($499 value) not included in the tutorial, access to private virtual office hours each week with Dustin Valkema, weekly assignments, quizzes, and an end of course test and certification from PRO EDU if you pass. If you don't pass the first time, you can take the quiz again when you are ready for no additional cost.

Where is this class?

This in an online class that will take place in the PRO EDU COURSE website, available by invitation only for members who enroll in certification classes.

How Do I Watch?

PRO PLAN members to indeed get a discount, check your email or email support@proedu.com for info on how to qualify for your discount.

Other Charges?

This is a one time offer and is NOT a recurring charge. There are no additional charges for the courses.

So. Much

There are currently over 2500 tutorials a in our library with 700+ hours of content and shows weekly.

Certifiably.
Awesome.
In 6 weeks.

A 6-Week Certification Course For Artists Looking Towards CGI.

Registration Open For Spring/Summer 2021 (2nd Class)

PRO EDU IS A CERTIFIED TRAINING CENTER

Includes Access to all 3 CGI Tutorials

Lifetime Access

License To Cinema 4D

We provide your software while you're practicing.

Official Certification

Take your skills to an unreal place.

LET'S GET YOU CERTIFIED

Why is certification important if your portfolio is your calling card? Because certification gives you the confidence to approach clients as a master of your skillset.

While clients always appreciate certification, it’s first and foremost for your confidence and piece of mind.

 

We partnered with companies who are the industry standard in CGI, Maxon and Cinema 4D, to issue certification for the software because we believe that certification is important for YOU, first.

 

If you want to join a team or agency that is looking for artists, that certification becomes a requirement. CGI is highly technical, and Certifications will allow you to easily convey your mastery, and help tell your CGI story.

 

Whether you’re creating for photography clients or a production company, workflow is crucial. This process will make your workflow efficient, and establish a baseline of industry standards so that you can easily join a creative team, or create incredible imagery for your clients.

 

Intro To Spline Basics - Week 1
1 of 100+ Videos In This Course

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

 

Each week you are assigned specific videos to watch like this one here, and you are given assignments to prepare yourself to become knowledgable in Cinema 4D, Octane, and the overall CGI workflow and possibilities.

 

By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge to complete the first certification test issued by PRO EDU and Maxon. The test and C4D software access are included in the course. Students only need to have a PC or MAC with the minimum required hardware for Cinema 4D and the render engine Octane.  

HOW MUCH TIME DOES THIS REQUIRE?

We've designed this course for working professionals. It is designed for people with full time jobs. We understand that many of you have demanding full-time workloads, families, kids, and a busy life as a creative. This is why you have 6 MONTHS to finish the course, if you need. PLUS LIFETIME access to the tutorials.

 

The course is 6 weeks of assignments, Live Q&A's, and assigned work. If you cannot attend a specific Live Q&A, it is recorded for you and available to watch at your convenience. If you feel like you can manage the course, tests, and assignments on your own you can successfully manage to complete the course in a longer time period, if you wish.

 

The course and the Cinema 4D Software will be available for up to 6 months from the start of the course as well. So if you would like to take this course at your own pace, the PROEDU.io platform is designed to allow you to take your time and finish assignments on YOUR SCHEDULE. All students that complete the course will be issued a certificate of completion from PRO EDU and will have the option to take the Maxon Cinema 4D Certification Exam to test their knowledge in the application.

 

Preview The New PROEDU.io Platform

TAKE A TOUR OF THE COURSE PLATFORM

You might be asking yourself, how is a course different from a tutorial? Great question!

Our "courses" at PRO EDU are synchronous and limited to a small class of worldwide students. You can take this course from anywhere as long as you have access to a stable internet connection. Students will begin the class together on the same date, interact in a private Discord server chat community for networking, and complete tasks and assignments individually, while collaborating, networking, and helping each other in our new online synchronous learning platform.

 

Every week we have Live Office Hours for questions and answers with Dustin Valkema and the PRO EDU team for support. You can submit your questions to our Support Community and get your questions answered live. You can also request to video chat live with Dustin during the office hours to show your work and get direct help.

 

This is a totally different environment that the PRO PLAN Learn e

 

By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge to complete the first certification test issued by PRO EDU and Maxon. The test and C4D software access are included in the course. Students only need to have a PC or MAC with the minimum required hardware for Cinema 4D and the render engine Octane.  

HOW MUCH TIME DOES THIS REQUIRE?

We've designed this course for working professionals. It is designed for people with full time jobs. We understand that many of you have demanding full-time workloads, families, kids, and a busy life as a creative. This is why you have 6 MONTHS to finish the course, if you need. PLUS LIFETIME access to the tutorials.

 

The course is 6 weeks of assignments, Live Q&A's, and assigned work. If you cannot attend a specific Live Q&A, it is recorded for you and available to watch at your convenience. If you feel like you can manage the course, tests, and assignments on your own you can successfully manage to complete the course in a longer time period, if you wish.

 

The course and the Cinema 4D Software will be available for up to 6 months from the start of the course as well. So if you would like to take this course at your own pace, the PROEDU.io platform is designed to allow you to take your time and finish assignments on YOUR SCHEDULE. All students that complete the course will be issued a certificate of completion from PRO EDU and will have the option to take the Maxon Cinema 4D Certification Exam to test their knowledge in the application.

 

Preview A Sample Lecture

WEEKLY LECTURES

In addition to the 3 CGI For Photographers tutorials that are part of your weekly tutorial homework, we have made additional and exclusive video tutorials and content specifically for the certification preparation. This type of video content is unlocked each week and gives you additional content to help you prepare for the certification prep exam . This content broadens the Cinema 4D Application from just photography to give you a wider knowledge base if what is included and may contain special guest artists, interviews, and experts to teach

LEARN C4D.
SOFTWARE.
INCLUDED.

PRO EDU PROVIDES YOUR C4D LICENSE BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS

A NEW SKILL

If you are a creative artist, photographer, art director, retoucher, or video editor, then listen up. Companies, industries, and everyone in between are looking for ways to achieve their vision within their budget.

 

CGI offers the ability to meet their needs, often at a lower cost than a full photography production requires. Car advertisements are almost all CGI now. Beverage photography? CGI. The entire IKEA catalogue is 3D. Some form of CGI has likely been used in most advertising you can think of.

 

It doesn't matter if you want to use a LOT of CGI in your photography, or a little. It's important that creatives know how to use this tool so they don’t get left behind by a fast moving, price conscious industry.

A NEW WORKFLOW

In many of our Composite tutorials, we teach that you ALWAYS shoot your backplate first, and then match your subject and lighting to your backplate. Well...no more. We’ve built a new workflow and custom 3D studios where you can manipulate the backplate and set your lighting to match your subject in POST. Yup, you read that right. You can now build a studio or other environment around your subjects. Shoot in your living room, and give your client a photo of themselves in a Vanity Fair style studio.

 

Why have just one studio when you can have several?

 

We've even built a library of props you can use in our new 3D Asset Library for photographers.

A NEW BUSINESS

Think of CGI as something you are ADDING to your services. It may not replace what you do (yet), but can add new tools and new products that you can now offer your clients. In the age where public gatherings and creative shoots is hard, this is the solution.

YOU MUST HAVE QUESTIONS

Press the tabs below for more info on this new offering.

  • CINEMA 4D
  • RENDER ENGINES
  • COURSE INFO

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO C4D?

12 Months

In order to qualify for access to Cinema 4D software, you HAVE to be enrolled as a student in the six-week course at PRO EDU. This is different than just buying our CGI Tutorials, which do not come with the C4D software. As a student, you will have access to a student version of C4D and may use this software up to 12 months to finish the course, or until you begin to produce commercial work, in which case you will need to upgrade your C4D license.

 

Our 6-week course gives you access to Cinema 4D, with no extra cost to you while you are becoming proficient in the course and preparing for your certification test.

 

This course will not only help prepare you for the art form, but also connect you with the new wave of artists who will control the industry for years to come.

 

There are no mandatory times that you have to meet during the 6 weeks, and everything is watchable at your own pace, and on your own schedule. You don't even HAVE to take a certification test, we are simply helping give you the tools you need.

C4D REQUIREMENTS

MAC + PC

Cinema 4D requires specific hardware in your computer to complete the course assignments. We recommend you check the Maxon System requirements HERE before purchasing the course to ensure that your computer's hardware and software meet the minimum requirements.  

 

  • Windows:
    Windows 10 64-bit on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support

  • macOS: 10.14.6 or higher with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh or on Apple M1-powered Mac, and 4 GB RAM.

  • To run future releases of Cinema 4D on Mac, you'll need at least macOS 10.14 and a supported Mac system with at least macOS GPU Family 1_v3. You can check the Metal compatibility in the macOS System Information, Graphics tab.

  • We recommend updating to macOS 10.15. There are a number of enhancements to Metal in the latest macOS which will improve the performance, stability and interaction with the viewport.

 

 

SPRING 2021 REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE SECOND CLASS BEGINNING. Specific dates TBD. Join the waitlist to be notified.

6 WEEK COURSE INCLUDES

C4D License $720
Lifetime Access to Courses $697
10 Bonus 3D Models $490
Certification Testing
Synchronous Course
Weekly Assignments
Live Meetings
Office Hours Online with Dustin
Bonus Materials

Coming Soon

Limited Seating Available* for live courses.

AVAILABLE A-LA-CART

If you want to learn independently you can buy the tutorials a-la-carte or become a PRO PLAN member for Unlimited Access to everything.
Please note that these tutorials below DO NOT come with Cinema 4D Software.*

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Real Soon

THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO YOUR CREATIVITY

RAISE YOUR CEILING

a six week course that can completely change the course you are on

GET 5 BONUS 3D OBJECTS

We've recently launched an entire store of 25+ 3D Objects that includes studios, canvas, chairs, props and more.

Coming Soon

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Coming Soon

Coming Real Soon

OCTANE RENDER ENGINE

NOT INCLUDED

In part of this tutorial, Dustin teaches and incorporates Octane Render engine by Otoy as his preferred render engine. While this isn't mandatory and there are other options for render engines, this is an additional cost of approximately 20 Euro's per month to use the Octane Render Engine for some of the lessons. Octane is not part of Maxon Cinema 4D and is an option for a render engine type. In this course, teacher's from Maxon will introduce Maxon's internal render engine and you will have free access to Cineversity to learn how to use Maxon's render engine.

Check out Octane Render Engine Requirements:

 

DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

Yes.

US and Canadian based residents can select "Sezzle" at checkout to qualify for financing.

US based residents can select AFFIRM at checkout to qualify for 0% financing for up to 12 months.

If you need help with payments for this course, you can email us at support@proedu.com with the subject PAYMENT plan. If you would like to put down a deposit to hold your spot, you can do so by paying a $300 deposit here.

WHEN IS THIS CLASS?

TBD

Exact dates for the second CGI Course are not yet announced. Sign up now to be notified and register here.

Do I Get The Tutorials As Well?

Yes, For Life

When you purchase the 6 week course you receive all 3 CGI tutorials ($697 value), a 12-month student license to Cinema 4D ($720) value, additional 3D Models created by PRO EDU ($499 value) not included in the tutorial, access to private virtual office hours each week with Dustin Valkema, weekly assignments, quizzes, and an end of course test and certification from PRO EDU if you pass. If you don't pass the first time, you can take the quiz again when you are ready for no additional cost.

Where is this class?

This in an online class that will take place in the PRO EDU COURSE website, available by invitation only for members who enroll in certification classes.

How Do I Watch?

2 Days prior to the course start date, you will be sent an invite

Other Charges?

This is a one time offer and is NOT a recurring charge. There are no additional charges for the courses.

ACCESS

After you pay for the course, you will be given access to the 3 CGI tutorials immediately at the learn.proedu.com websiute

CGI For Photographers | 6 Week Course, Software & Certification SPRING 2021

COMING SOON
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As an official training center and partner with Maxon and Cinema 4D, we are now able to provide extended training in a 6-week synchronous course that provides access to instructors, a direct connection and community with your classmates, assignments,  Cinema 4D software license for 1 year, access to testing, additional free 3d Models, projects, and an end of class assignment with official certification tests.