This Short Horror Film Was Made With UE5 & Photogrammetry

James Parker-Rees unveiled an eerie POV horror short and showed how it looked during production.

Lighting Artist James Parker-Rees has presented Entombed, a short Outlast-esque POV horror film, portraying the main character stumbling upon a decrepit shack located in the heart of a dark, spine-chilling forest.

Powered by Unreal Engine 5, the 3D environment featured in the movie was made with EV100 and physical values and lit using Lumen, the engine's fully dynamic global illumination and reflections system. To set up the interior and exterior of the house, the artist utilized photogrammetry via RealityCapture, while the scene's foliage and other assets were sourced from Megascans/Twinmotion. Additionally, the artist's pipeline included tools such as 3ds Max, ZBrush, and DaVinci Resolve to achieve the final cinematic.

Besides the movie itself, James also unveiled a collection of behind-the-scenes shots, showcasing the movie's in-production stages, different lighting variations, references, the real-life hut used to create the scene's centerpiece, and more. Attached below are some of the WIP shots shared by the creator:

We highly encourage you to visit James' ArtStation page to learn more about Entombed. And if you'd like to create your own short films in UE5, here are some great tutorials that will help you get started:

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