AWS Media Blog

Tag: animation

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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AWS joins Blender Development fund

Digital content creation in Media & Entertainment (and beyond) has become more important than ever. Creative studios and departments need to have access to the latest tools to handle ever-increasing demands for content production. Open source solutions such as OpenColorIO and Universal Scene Description (USD) have helped solve some of the industry’s most complicated problems, […]

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Introducing new cloud-based creative studio Preymaker

The New York ad scene has received an infusion of technology-powered creativity with the official launch of Preymaker, which was recently announced following months of confidential production. Together with industry veterans Melanie Wickham and Verity Grantham, Preymaker is founded by Angus Kneale, former chief creative officer and co-founder of The Mill New York. Rather than […]

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AWS Media Insights: See the keynote on demand and explore upcoming sessions

The media industry is in the midst of massive and accelerating transformation. Watch the keynote presentation from this month’s AWS Media Insights Webcast Series to learn the trends that are changing the way content is created, distributed and consumed, and the implications for organizations across the media supply chain. Presenters also share the latest announcements […]

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Weta Digital goes all-in on AWS

Future of filmmaking looks to the Cloud Founded by Peter Jackson in 1993, Weta Digital is a highly respected creative force, collaborating on visual effects (VFX) for some of the highest grossing blockbusters of all time, such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar. Having garnered six Best Visual Effects Oscars, 10 SciTech […]

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AWS Thinkbox partners help take your studio to the cloud

Today we’re announcing the new AWS Thinkbox partner site which highlights AWS Thinkbox and APN partners that can help accelerate your journey to a hybrid or even a full content production pipeline in the cloud. The partners on this page are uniquely positioned to help your studio meet the demands of rapid and efficient content production by leveraging the power of AWS. These partners […]

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New case study: Mikros Animation

Mikros, a visual-effects and animation studio owned by Technicolor, has been producing animations for films and television shows for more than 30 years. As Mikros prepared to work on a new film, Sherlock Gnomes, it realized it needed more compute capacity than it could get from its on-premises IT environment used for rendering—the process of […]

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How-to: Create a virtual trainer with Amazon Sumerian virtual reality and Amazon Machine Learning – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, you learned how to build the service environment in support of an Amazon Sumerian scene using key AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Cognito, Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda. In part 2, You will learn how to create your virtual trainer using Amazon Sumerian and explore important […]

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Full render in the cloud: Mikros Animation scales with AWS for Paramount’s “Sherlock Gnomes”

Audience expectations for animation are increasing with the size and resolution of their screens. They are expecting immersive experiences rich in detail and movement. In this article from Animation Magazine, hear from the creators of Paramount’s Sherlock Gnomes on how they harnessed the near-limitless capacity of the AWS Cloud Also, don’t forget to visit AWS at […]

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