Virtual Production in the Cloud with Arch Platform Technologies and AWS

June 20, 2024 • 3 minute read

We’re partnering with Arch Platform Technologies and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand our global visualisation, virtual production, and content creation services in the cloud.

AWS has been selected as our preferred cloud provider to scale virtual production workflows. Alongside the Arch platform, this collaboration will streamline the orchestration of our advanced performance virtual desktop infrastructure, storage, and real-time capabilities.

This partnership followers our recent announcements: the launch of DNEG 360––an end-to-end production partnership operated by Dimension–– our latest investment news, and our global expansion. As our business continues to grow and collaborate with entertainment leaders like Apple, Sony Pictures, Amazon MGM Studios, and Netflix on virtual production for film and episodic projects, it is crucial to have a streamlined and efficient cloud infrastructure to empower our business to rapidly adapt to changing business demands and work with talent worldwide.

“With AWS and Arch, we can collaborate remotely with filmmakers and work across multiple locations on shared assets. This is an efficient, secure, sustainable solution that’s a game-changer for us.”

Callum Macmillan

CTO of Dimension and DNEG 360

Recently, Dimension and DNEG 360, collaborated with AWS for “Cowgirls on the Moon”, a demo to showcase the possibilities of generative AI-assisted virtual production, VFX rendering in the cloud using AWS Deadline Cloud, and holistic production in the cloud.

"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.”

Katrina King

Global Strategy Leader for Content Production at AWS

By leveraging Arch’s platform, our team can create and deploy secure global VPC facilities in an hour, and any number of customised cloud workstations in five minutes. Arch also supports on-prem resources. The solution is scalable with variable cost. Arch’s platform empowers our team to effortlessly scale and manage demanding creative workflows across global locations via a single-pane-of-glass portal. This includes the ability to create high-performance virtual private cloud facilities to support hybrid remote and office collaboration, powered by AWS’s reach and advanced performance infrastructure.

Looking ahead, our forthcoming slate of independent films will deploy Arch, including the recently announced “HUMANOID” (Cambridge Picture Company), “2040” and “Campbeltown ‘69” (both Virtual Circle).

“We are honored to be part of Dimension and DNEG 360’s vision for the future of creative content production. Our platform for demanding end-user and team workflows and supporting cloud infrastructure is a perfect match.”

Guy Botham

CEO of Arch Platform Technologies