AWS Media Blog

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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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Enhance your live stream with HTML5 motion graphics

Adding HTML5 graphic elements to live content has become a popular method to enhance linear broadcasts. This popularity is largely due to the ease of creation. Because these graphical elements are built using standard web technologies, content creators no longer need to use proprietary authoring or rendering tools. Common use cases include adding scoreboards and […]

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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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Virtual workstations on AWS powered by NVIDIA Quadro technology

Remote digital content creation and collaboration Studios, departments, and freelancers that create digital content for film, episodic entertainment, and commercials are faced with the challenge of keeping production going with teams that now find themselves working remotely…without sacrificing the quality you expect to deliver to your clients. Cloud-based virtual workstations on AWS allow you to […]

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Interface view of the AWS Portal, a feature of AWS Thinkbox Deadline

Optimizing computing performance with AWS Thinkbox deadline – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, we discuss how to collect benchmark data, how to decide what hardware and software to run, and what AWS Thinkbox Deadline features can be used to get the highest performance at the lowest cost. In part 3, we look at the AWS Portal-specific considerations related […]

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2020 Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory finds a rendering solution in AWS Thinkbox (plus some tips when creating dome projection content)

Author: Dawn Fidrick – Producer Contributors: Don Dixon – Art Director, Director, Chris Butler – Astronomical Artist, Gee Yeung – VFX Supervisor 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.  When Griffith Observatory and Friends Of The Observatory […]

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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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Optimizing computing performance with AWS Thinkbox Deadline – Part 1

AWS Thinkbox Deadline is a compute management solution often employed in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. It is used to control render farms with physical and virtual machines running both on-premises and on AWS. Once Deadline is up and running, it is natural to look into how to […]

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Webcast on-demand: Integrating file services to power your media & entertainment workloads

The webinar Integrating File Services to Power Your Media & Entertainment Workloads is now available on-demand: Level 300 | Solutions Best Practices Media companies, driven by higher resolution and an increasing amount of content due to direct B2C delivery, are looking to cost-effectively leverage cloud compute scalability. Emerging use cases, such as Media Supply Chains, […]

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