AWS Media Blog

Category: Content Production

AWS Artist Series: Compositing Spanner­­

This is the second post in our AWS Artist series. For more information, read the first post “Creating characters with dynamic wrinkles”. Nuke script from the short film Spanner Spanner is a short film about two bridge makers: Ulysse is an overly confident worker whose insecurities become very evident when he encounters Noa, a bridge […]

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New possibilities with virtual production

One of the biggest trends in content production over the last year is virtual production, with the latest incarnation of the technology featuring sizable LED panel-equipped volumes that are popping up in major production and VFX hubs around the globe. This is part of the overall shift to remote work, which accelerated when productions had […]

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Streamline content preparation and quality control for VOD platforms using Amazon Rekognition Video

Last year, we launched Amazon Rekognition video segment detection, an API that makes it easy for media customers to automatically detect frame accurate end credits, black frame segments, shot changes, and color bars in video files using machine learning (ML). Today, we are announcing support for four new types of segments (opening credits, content segments, […]

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Explore remote production with AWS Partners at SIGGRAPH

In response to the exceptional demand for remote collaboration and virtual production, studios across the globe have shifted to cloud-based workflows for animation, visual effects (VFX), rendering, and editing. On-demand access to virtual workstations, elastic high-speed file storage, and scalable render farm capacity allow studios to scale up (and down) to meet project demand, onboard […]

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Getting started with the AWS Media Asset Preparation System (MAPS)

Introduction In the introductory blog post for the AWS Media Asset Preparation System (AWS MAPS), we provided an overview of how MAPS addresses pain points involving uploading media to AWS, organizing files/folders, file movement across AWS storage volumes, media preparation, permission assignment, search, filtering, and delivery of content. In this post, we provide an overview […]

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AWS Artist Series: Creating characters with dynamic wrinkles 

Spanner is the story of two bridge builders, Noa and Ulysse. Ulysse is trying to learn from Noa, but he’s too proud and foolish to ask her directly. This leads to him inadvertently being tossed off of the bridge. Later, Noa saves Ulysse and then wraps him up and sticks him under the bridge as […]

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Quick and easy Media Services Dashboards

New users to the AWS Media Services often find the wide assortment of metrics available to be confusing. Users often ask which metrics are most meaningful, how they can make the metrics easily viewed in a chart, and how to view metrics from multiple services on a single Dashboard. Additionally, customers new to AWS may […]

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“The Crown” in the cloud

How the award-winning in-house VFX team for Netflix’s monarchy drama completed 600 shots in eight months on AWS for Season 4   Since its 2016 debut, Netflix episodic drama “The Crown” has enraptured viewers with its take on key historical and cultural moments from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. While visual effects have been […]

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How Accedo and AWS enabled the HPA to create, process, and distribute production-quality movies remotely

Authored by Shawn Zeng, Solutions Director in Global Solutions, Accedo, and Raul Vecchione (Amazon Web Services). The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post.   As media workflows continue to enable remote collaboration, the cloud becomes the […]

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Listen now: Top media and entertainment use cases and purpose-built AWS Solutions on Right Now at AWS

Change is underway in media and entertainment. Content producers want to create from any location, seamlessly collaborating across the world. The ability to reduce manual effort from content analysis workflows with AI / ML solutions is saving time and money, while also providing new revenue opportunities. Hear about the purpose-built AWS Services and Solutions customers […]

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