AWS Hosts Free Digital Content Creation Webcasts August 26-27
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Amazon Web Services (AWS), together with creative studio partners, is hosting a two-day virtual event on the successful use of the cloud for VFX and animation workflows. The series, which runs August 26-27, consists of five webcasts of first-hand best practices and production-proven insights from Untold Studios, Hive VFX, Cinesite and Tangent Studios, as well as a virtual discussion board with Nvidia. The sessions serve as an extension of AWS activities at virtual SIGGRAPH 2020, all of which aim to help content creators harness the power of the cloud.

Following the event, registrants will have sessions available for on-demand viewing.

Day one: Wednesday, August 27th

Keynote: Creation of digital content in AWS

  • Learn how to scale your studio by running virtual workstations, rendering, and storage workloads on AWS, and discover tools that help studios iterate faster, hire the best talent, work remotely, and deliver to customers.

Industry premieres: How to start a new creative studio entirely in the cloud

  • Untold Studios describes how it pushes the boundaries of technology by working entirely in the cloud (and experimenting with Unreal Engine) so its teams can focus on creative tasks without operational distractions.

Second day: Thursday, August 28th

Hive VFX: Automate the deployment of virtual studios on AWS to enable global collaboration

  • Learn more about Hive VFX via infrastructure as code with AWS CloudFormation, serverless and event-driven architecture with AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway and how you can use these services to provision an HPC environment with G4 instances, FSx Luster file systems and EC2 Spot fleets via AWS Thinkbox Deadline.

Cinesite Says It All: How Cloud Rendering Can Revolutionize VFX and Feature Animation Workflows

  • Learn how Cinesite uses cloud rendering tools to bring new levels of visual complexity and attention to detail in their work, meet increasingly tight schedules, and get a glimpse of upcoming projects, including the family adventure comedy EXTINCT and Scenes from Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

Virtual workstations: the new studio that you absolutely must have

  • Join AWS, NVIDIA, and Tangent Studios in a discussion hosted by Randi Altman of postPerspective about virtual workstations, how they work, who is using the technology today, and how remote working will evolve and affect content production.

Sessions begin each day at 8:00 a.m. PDT for America, EMEA, and Africa and 10:00 a.m. IST for APAC and are consecutive. They are also made available via the SIGGRAPH 2020 virtual platform.

Additional information and registration will be available at the event website.

Source: Amazon Web Services

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