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Category: Content Production

Collect and respond to security events: Aligning to the MovieLabs Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP)

In the previous blog in this series, Securing production workflows in AWS: Aligning to the MovieLabs Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP), we expanded the dailies editing use case to include asset ingest and exchange to vendors for workflows like Visual Effects (VFX), color correction, and final mastering. For these workflows, we discussed security best […]

“Avatar: The Way of Water” and the future of filmmaking

Producer Jon Landau and Wētā FX Executive VFX Producer David Conley highlight the growing role of cloud in content production Epic sci-fi action feature “Avatar: The Way of Water” is the culmination of nearly a decade of technology development for ambitious storytelling. Directed by James Cameron, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009-billion-dollar blockbuster “Avatar” […]

Cloud-powered creativity shines at the 2023 VES Awards

Winners “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” and Frito-Lay “Push It” created with AWS Hollywood’s awards season is heating up with the Oscars less than three weeks away. Black tie events abound in Tinseltown as trade organizations recognize accomplishments in their respective crafts from animation to cinematography, visual […]

AWS Studio in the Cloud: A MovieLabs 2030 Showcase case study

Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc. (“MovieLabs”) is a joint research and development venture founded by major Hollywood studios with a mission to find innovative solutions to industry challenges for both its member studios and the broader industry ecosystem. The organization helps architect next-generation production technologies, secure creative assets, streamline and automate distribution chains, and deliver new […]

Figure 1: Autodesk VRED provides high-end rendering and streaming of complex digital assets

Virtual prototyping with Autodesk VRED on AWS

Figure 1: Autodesk VRED provides high-end rendering and streaming of complex digital assets The VRED set of software tools from Autodesk let designers create and present high-quality product renderings of complex digital assets, such as automotive vehicles and other engineering-related artefacts. VRED has traditionally used an array of hardware to increase productivity, including multiple GPU […]

Animal Logic builds real-time workflow with Amazon Nimble Studio

Award-winning animation studio Animal Logic is recognized as one of the world’s top production companies, with credits including Happy Feet, The LEGO Movies and Peter Rabbit 1&2. Alongside working on a slate of feature animation projects, the company recently released a trailer for “Unhinged,” a short film that Animal Logic created in Epic Games’ Unreal […]

Flexible client preview with AWS Cloud Digital Interface

As high-performance, real-time post production workflows such as color grading and finishing migrate to the cloud, the ability to view reference quality video on appropriate local display devices is critical. In addition, as teams become more and more comfortable working at a distance, creative decision makers still expect to have a real-time, high-quality view to […]

Securing production workflows in AWS: Aligning to the MovieLabs Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP)

In the previous blog in the series, Building a strong identity foundation: Aligning to the MovieLabs Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP), we discussed the importance of building a strong identity foundation in Amazon Web Services (AWS). We did this by demonstrating how AWS services map to core components in the MovieLabs CSAP through a […]

AWS Thinkbox Deadline adds support for Rez

Today Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces AWS Thinkbox Deadline 10.2.0.10 support for Rez. “Rez is an open source, cross-platform package manager that creates standalone configured environments for third-party and proprietary digital content creation software. Rather than installing packages directly into environments like most other package managers, Rez installs all package versions into repositories on disk […]

Jon Landau, Academy Award-winning producer, and David Conley of Wētā FX join AWS at re:Invent

This week at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Academy Award-winning producer Jon Landau and the Executive VFX producer at Wētā FX, David Conley, joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) to discuss “Emerging Tech Trends in the Entertainment Industry”. Panelists from AWS included Gretchen Libby, Director of Visual Compute, Nina Walsh, Media & Entertainment Business Development Leader, […]