AWS at SIGGRAPH 2021

Spend more time creating

With AWS, you can create from almost anywhere, reduce rendering time, and experience nearly limitless scale. Accelerate your migration to the cloud with Amazon Nimble Studio, the fastest way to get started with virtual workstations, rendering, and storage workloads on AWS. You can also build your own infrastructure if you're looking a more tailored solution.

2021 Sizzle Reel: Content production on AWS

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Our Keynote Speakers

Meet some of the experts who will be presenting at the SIGGRAPH Featured Speaker Session "Through the looking glass: the next reality for content production" to learn how cloud technology is helping professionals in creative industries around the world tackle today’s challenges and meet the increased demand for high-fidelity content.

Prem Akkaraju

CEO, Weta Digital

Rahul Dani

Director of Engineering, Studio Engineering, Netflix

Rex Grignon

Director of Nimble Studio GTM, AWS

Eric Iverson

Chief Technology Officer - Media & Entertainment, AWS

Haley Kannall

CG Supervisor, AWS

Robert Keske

SVP Technology, Company 3

David Morin

Industry Manager, Epic Games

Ken Nakada

Virtual Production Supervisor for Prime Video, Amazon Studios

Laura Teclemariam

Director of Product, Animation, Netflix

Featured sessions

AWS sessions at SIGGRAPH 2021

Learn how AWS customers are accelerating digital content creation.

Join AWS and special guests from Amazon Studios, Company 3, Epic Games, Netflix, and Weta Digital to learn how cloud technology is helping professionals in creative industries around the world tackle today’s challenges and meet the increased demand for high-fidelity content.

As studios navigate remote work, many have had to rethink how to future-proof their business and meet increasing demands for creative content. Join Ryan Cunningham, Executive Producer, and Ed Mendez, Senior VFX Supervisor, to learn how PowerHouse VFX has evolved its pipeline to ensure a more creative, and successful, future.

Panelists Angus Kneale, Chief Creative at Preymaker; Miles Perkins, Industry Manager at Epic Games; and Ken Nakada, Virtual Production Creative Executive at Amazon Studios, join moderator Erin Dusseault, Production Leader, Virtual Production at AWS, to discuss the intersection of real-time and cloud technologies, and the evolution of content production.

In this session, join Sandy Heslop, Studio Supervisor, to learn how, with the arrival of COVID-19, Lexhag accelerated their plans to create a virtual studio. Since making the switch, it’s radically changed how and where they work—but for clients, it’s business as usual.

"Spanner" is the first short film produced by AWS's internal team of creatives called FuzzyPixel. Go behind the scenes with the creative leads to get a peek into what it took to produce a film while the crew worked from home—but with their heads in the cloud.

Join Mark Knowles, GM Creative Production, to learn how Taylor James approached the challenge of a complete infrastructure overhaul and remotely scalable solution and how, driven by the pandemic, they performed such a fundamental transition from on premises to a full cloud implementation in less than two months.

Join Corban Gossett in this session to learn more about Amazon Nimble Studio, a new service that empowers creative studios to produce visual effects, animation, and interactive content entirely in the cloud. In addition to providing an overview, this session also showcases an in-depth demonstration of Nimble Studio in action.

Download Amazon Nimble Studio demo assets that can be used to test the Nimble Studio service, currently consisting of Autodesk Maya and Blender files

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AWS Partners

Demos from AWS Partners 

Learn how AWS Partners can help you produce content in the cloud.

Arch Platform Technologies: Studio-in-the-cloud on AWS

Learn about Arch’s studio-in-the-cloud SaaS platform for film, TV, and virtual production on AWS.

Autodesk: Autodesk Maya on AWS – The most powerful Maya yet

Accelerate creative workflows and scale for your most complex projects with Maya on AWS.

Blackmagic Design: SoKrispy recreates Chalk Warfare with DaVinci Resolve and AWS

SoKrispyMedia recreate scenes from Chalik Warfare 4 with DaVinci Resolve and Amazon Nimble Studio.

Foundry: Accelerate your workflow with Foundry & Amazon Nimble Studio

Speed up your workflow by utilizing Foundry’s ModoKatana, and Nuke alongside Amazon Nimble Studio.

Qumulo: Scalable VFX in the cloud with Amazon Nimble Studio and Qumulo

Learn how creative professionals can deploy a Qumulo storage cluster with Amazon Nimble Studio in minutes.

Tangent Labs: LoUPE on AWS - Bring efficiencies to animation & VFX production

Learn how LoUPE on AWS aids production & collaboration for animation & VFX. Storytelling simplified!

WekaIO: Build a modern creative studio in the cloud with WekaFS and AWS

WekaFS with Amazon Nimble Studio make compromises a thing of the past for your studio in the cloud.

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