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Tag: virtual workstations

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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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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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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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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Virtual workstations on AWS: Discussing the next must-have studio essential

A recap of a virtual panel, moderated by postPerspective In alignment with virtual SIGGRAPH 2020, AWS hosted a five-webcasts series offering tips on best practices and production-proven insights from creative studios and technology partners. Each presentation delved into the power of the cloud for visual effects and animation workflows. Untold Studios, revealed its origin story […]

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Case Study: Hive VFX cuts upfront studio costs, operates as cloud VFX studio on AWS

Until recently, major Hollywood studios dominated the realm of visual effects (VFX). But cloud technology is changing the game, making it easier for small, independent studios to enter the market. In May 2019, VFX Supervisor Bernie Kimbacher single-handedly built a cloud VFX studio, Hive VFX, using only Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many studios run partly […]

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Get started with digital content creation on AWS

A tutorial series for cloud-based digital content creation Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers digital content creators, including visual effects and animation studios, a tutorial series to take production entirely to the cloud. This teaching series is designed for small teams looking for ways to scale production, work remotely, and improve collaboration. In the series, we […]

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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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Addressing the needs of media customers during unprecedented times

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, IT and communications leaders of commercial businesses, government agencies, schools, and religious organizations around the world are working quickly to keep the lines of communication open. The ability to quickly set up streaming platforms and to scale video infrastructures in the cloud helps government agencies keep first-line responders informed and […]

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