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Amazon Nimble Studio: The story so far

AWS invested in content creators in a big way in 2021 when it launched Amazon Nimble Studio, a new service that empowers creative studios to produce visual effects, animation, and interactive content from storyboard sketch to final deliverable, entirely in the cloud. With over 50 AWS services under the hood, Nimble Studio helps content creation professionals […]

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Streaming sessions API for Amazon Nimble Studio

Introduction Amazon Nimble Studio empowers creative studios to produce visual effects, animation, and interactive content entirely in the cloud, from storyboard sketch to final deliverable. Studios can rapidly onboard and collaborate with artists globally and create content faster using access to virtual workstations, high-speed storage, and scalable rendering across Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) global infrastructure. […]

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Public Preview: Nimble Studio introduces faster startup times with volume persistence

Today, Amazon Nimble Studio announces preview availability of faster workstation startup times and simplified workstation management for administrators with persistent volumes. While customers enjoy Nimble Studio for its fast deployment, many have asked for faster login times and the ability to save changes made to the root volume. As of today, this is now possible. […]

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Streaming sessions view in Amazon Nimble Studio

Introduction Amazon Nimble Studio empowers creative studios to produce visual effects, animation, and interactive content entirely in the cloud. Studios can rapidly onboard and collaborate with artists globally and create content faster using access to virtual workstations, high-speed storage, and scalable rendering across Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure. Using the streaming sessions view included […]

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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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“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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Build a digital studio-in-the-cloud with Amazon Nimble Studio and WekaIO

Authored by Barbara Murphy, Vice President of Cloud at Weka. 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.   Cloud-based media and entertainment storage workflow solution Imagine if a Formula 1 driver had to be their own […]

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How Winnie-the-Pooh sparked Method Melbourne’s journey to cloud rendering

Authored by Jon Stanley, Head of Systems of Method Melbourne. 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.    If you’ve seen a blockbuster film in the last five years, you’ve likely witnessed the visual effects and […]

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Virtual production and the rise of the microstudio

Co-Authored by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, Director / Producer (co-founder) of Haz Film.    I was recently awarded a spot in Epic Games’ Unreal Fellowship for a deep-dive into virtual media production. Epic Games is aggressively supporting the growth of game engine technology and its use in film and TV production. The Unreal Fellowship is a […]

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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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