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Dimension expanding cloud operations with AWS and Arch

The collaboration aims to establish the largest virtual production operation in the cloud

Dimension has announced it has selected Amazon Webs Services (AWS) and Arch Platform Technologies to scale its virtual production operations in the cloud.

The studio uses AWS services to support its compute, storage and remote workstation needs and is leveraging AWS Deadline Cloud to support cloud-based render pipelines. Earlier this year, together with the recently launched DNEG division, DNEG 360, Dimension collaborated with AWS to showcase generative AI-assisted virtual production, VFX rendering in the cloud and a holistic production in the cloud with Cowgirls on the Moon.

Leveraging the Arch platform, Dimension is able to to scale and manage creative workflows across global locations via a single-pane-of-glass portal, said the company. The solution allows the creation of high-performance virtual cloud facilities supporting hybrid, remote and office collaboration, powered by AWS infrastructure.

Callum Macmillan, CTO of Dimension and DNEG 360, said: “As our business becomes ever more global, the AWS Cloud and the Arch platform empower our business to rapidly adapt to changing business demands. It is imperative to our business that we can work with talent around the world.

“With AWS’s global footprint and Arch’s infrastructure platform, we can collaborate remotely with filmmakers who are using real-time to block out scenes, or our team can work across multiple locations on shared assets, in conjunction with demanding virtual production environments. This is an efficient, secure, sustainable solution that’s a game-changer for our offering.”

Katrina King, global strategy leader for content production at AWS, added, “Dimension and DNEG 360 are proven leaders in virtual production and we couldn’t be more delighted that they have chosen to move their pipeline to AWS to support their global operations.

“Working with AWS and Arch, which is part of the AWS Partner Network, Dimension and DNEG 360 now have the infrastructure and bespoke services to support production needs, which will help them embark on their next chapter of growth.”