Studio in the Cloud for Content Production
Studio in the Cloud is a set of solutions for studios creating Animation, Visual Effects and Live Action content that help speed up rendering times, provide workstations on-demand for artists and editors around the world, and makes it easier to securely manage petabytes of data for hybrid or full cloud pipelines. AWS Thinkbox brings deep industry expertise with hands on industry experience in VFX, animation, and post production. AWS is the best content creation solution because it can provide virtually unlimited scale for rendering and deployment of workstations, it supports the broadest set of artist tools, has the data management solution to meet your needs and unmatched security and compliance for securing your digital assets.
Machine Learning & Analytics for Production
AWS Machine Learning and Analytics can help optimize valuable insights trapped in your data to improve production investment decisions as well as automate processes:
- Make smarter production choices based on what your customers love.
- Free resources for more creative tasks using metadata automation.
- ML production edit provides quick turn-around for dailies and editorial review.
- Asset search for locating people, places, objects or flagging prohibited content.
- Optimal recommended EC2 instances for your workloads with AWS Compute Optimizer.
Camera to Cloud Workflows
Cloud Rendering for Animation and VFX
Moving rendering workloads onto AWS infrastructure brings real efficiencies to demanding production schedules. Scale your rendering workloads to thousands, or even tens of thousands of cores in minutes.
Virtual Workstations for Artists and Editors
Scale your creative talent at a moment’s notice for a specific project or time duration using Virtual Workstations on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) G4 instances.
Camera to Cloud Workflows
Camera to Cloud Workflows for Live Sports and News Broadcasts
Capture live footage and send it directly to the cloud to perform real time production tasks including camera selection, clip creation and live commentary. Output your live production stream directly to your viewers.
Case studies and resources
Untold partnered with AWS Thinkbox to embrace Studio in the Cloud and set up their new studio without any on-premises infrastructure, becoming the very first creative studio born completely in the cloud.
Luma uses AWS Thinkbox Deadline to utilize on premises hardware for rendering across their two sites in Santa Monica and Melbourne. Deadline also provides them with a path to rendering in the cloud using EC2 Spot for time sensitive workloads on tentpole features such as “Captain Marvel”.
Milk Visual Effects
Milk VFX Renders 170 Fluid-Simulation Shots in 6 Weeks Using AWS Thinkbox Deadline
Inside the Streaming Architecture CBS Built for the Super Bowl
Liz Carrasco, Chief Technology Officer at CBS Interactive, and Chris Xiques, VP of Video Technology at CBS Interactive, talk through how they developed the streaming architecture for the Super Bowl LIII on CBS, with the help of some of AWS services.
Designing for Studio-Grade Security
This Whitepaper covers best cloud security practices for Media and Entertainment workflows including content production and distribution.
Securing Studio IP in AWS: Cloud-based VFX Project Management with Autodesk Shotgun
This blog post walks you through the architecture of Autodesk Shotgun Private Cloud, a cloud-based VFX Project Management application running on AWS.