Microsoft and Universal Studios have recently just joined forces to continue film production, both live-action and animated amid the restrictions that come with the pandemic. With this, production will take on a whole new process, utilizing cloud technology to optimize remote collaboration and the creation of content from different locations.
Microsoft Azure will perform the cloud-based computing operations, coordinating Universal and its partners to communicate openly. Both companies will level up the art of the film industry through cloud technology that will be able to run smoothly without interruptions.
Michael Wise, Senior Vp and Chief Technology Officer of Universal said, “With this partnership, Universal is continuing to build on our commitment as an industry leader in transitioning to a cloud production model across our portfolio of studios. As outlined last year in the MovieLabs 2030 vision paper, streamlining our workflows will allow for a more efficient creative process, empowering the artists and storytellers we work with to make the best content possible.”
Simplified solutions will be developed to support the resume of activity in the industry. The new platform extended for Dreamworks Animation will work with developers from Microsoft to make the best out of Azure’s massive storage and computing program that will be able to handle live-action and animated content.
The pandemic compelled a lot of production to halt. This is intended as a short-term solution to work on the return of media content creation and open up employment opportunities again.