Content Production

Spend less time rendering and more time creating with the most comprehensive set of cloud capabilities for content production

Faced with unprecedented audience demand for new content and growing adoption of remote production, studios use AWS content production capabilities to quickly set up remote artist workstations, editorial workflows, collaboration platforms, and rendering.

AWS provides the most comprehensive set of cloud capabilities for producing content, enabling you to spend less time managing hardware and render farms, and more time creating and collaborating using virtual workstations that run on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) G4dn instances with NVIDIA RTX technology.

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Leading Content Production customers on AWS

Untold Studio

Untold partnered with AWS Thinkbox to embrace Studio in the Cloud and set up their new studio without any on-premises infrastructure, becoming the first creative studio born completely in the cloud.

Weta Digital

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. Weta recently announced that it’s going all-in on AWS services in the cloud. 

Method Studios

Visual effects company Method Studios works on content for all screen types - feature films for cinemas, television content and commercials for home or mobile screens, title designs and others. Their work on ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ was rendered on AWS.

MotoGP

Dorna Sports, exclusive rights holder to MotoGP road-racing events, used AWS and AWS Partner Grabyo for its broadcast workflow, reducing overhead and increasing broadcast output on dozens of channels.

Benefits

Create faster

Set up a creative studio in hours instead of weeks, with near-limitless scale and access to rendering on demand across AWS’s global infrastructure. Amazon Nimble Studio is the fastest way to get started, with everything you need to go from sketch to final deliverable including virtual workstations, storage, and integrated render farm. Free your artists to focus on creative output, not machine render times.

Collaborate with global talent seamlessly

Launch video editing and graphics-intensive virtual workstations on the most extensive global footprint of any cloud provider, including AWS Regions and AWS Local Zones, and run latency-sensitive applications using compute, storage, database, and other AWS services closer to your end users. Bring on remote artists from anywhere around the globe with availability in major content creation markets, so you can hire the best talent.

Focus on content, not infrastructure

Eliminate the overhead of managing physical infrastructure and minimize the administration of installing, configuring, and maintaining your creative, compute, network, and storage resources. AWS is the only cloud with 400 Gbps network connectivity, the most powerful GPU instances for graphics workloads, and the lowest cost-per-inference instances. With AWS, you can focus on creating content that delights your customers.

Solutions and services

AWS Partners for Content Production

For customers looking to accelerate time to market, the AWS Partner Network (APN) offers a diverse and deep set of content production solutions from more than 40 AWS Partners.

Autodesk

"Top studios bring their Maya, 3ds Max, and Arnold licenses to AWS to scale their productions and resources – wherever they may be –utilizing the power and flexibility of the cloud."

- Maurice Patel, Senior Director, Entertainment Industry Strategy, Autodesk

EditShare

"Video production requires increased flexibility that cloud deployments offer – scalability and the ability to work from anywhere. EditShare and AWS provide a compelling and cost effective solution for this transition to the cloud." 

- Sunil Mudholkar, VP of Product, EditShare

Epic Games

"Unreal Engine frees storytellers across film, television, brands, and live events to create without limits. Flexible tools and AWS put collaboration at the heart of the design process with no compromises on quality."

- Marc Petit, VP and General Manager, Unreal Engine, Epic Games



Media & Entertainment solutions from AWS Partners are also available on AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog of third-party software, services, and data that makes it easy to find, buy, deploy, and manage software on AWS.


AWS Consulting Partners help customers build customized solutions to meet their unique needs.

Blog posts and articles

Videos

Sandra De Silva, the cinematographer and producer for the cinematic short, “La Inquilina” (“The Tenant”), speaks about her experience using cloud tools for the first time.

Mark Stephens, Principal Solutions Architect at AWS, discusses how the cloud enabled the workflow and VFX pipeline used for the Mexico City production of “La Inquilina”.

Learn about the workflow used to create the short film “La Inquilina”. See what tools were used and how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.

Teaser for the upcoming "behind the scenes" video that walks through how the SIGGRAPH 2021 keynote presentation "Through the looking glass: the next reality for content production" was created using real-time techniques on a virtual production stage with LED volume walls.

Digital Content Creation on AWS
Learn how creative studios can take advantage of the cloud to help with remote work, scale production pipelines, increase artist productivity, and reduce wall clock time to deliver projects. This five part series features presentations from Untold Studios, Hive VFX, Citesite, and a discussion hosted by postPerspective with NVIDIA, Tangent Studio, and AWS.

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Content Production Track from AWS Media Insights Webcast Series
In this three session track, you'll learn about explore emerging trends and new technologies in content creation and production. Sessions in this track include: Making MovieLabs’ Vision a Reality with AWS, AWS Content Production: How to Produce and Edit in the Cloud, and Accelerating Deployment of Virtual Workstations for VFX and Animation.

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Virtual Workstations
Virtual workstations on AWS help you take on bigger projects, work from anywhere, and pay only for what you need. Running on Amazon EC2 G4 instances, virtual workstations employ the power of NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs and RTX technology. You can decide how much power you need to match the task at hand.

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