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AWS Media & Entertainment Cloud Symposium | Los Angeles

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT
Location: Loews Hollywood Hotel | 1755 N Highland Ave,  Hollywood, CA  90028

Join Amazon Web Services as they host this year's Media & Entertainment Cloud Symposium in Hollywood, LA.

During this one day exploration into M&E Cloud trends, you can learn from Thinkbox CEO, Chris Bond who is hosting a session on 'Rendering in Cloud with Deadline 10'.

Jason will be detailing his experience on the post-production of 'The Tick' where he and the team at Fuse FX used Deadline 10 to scale their compute capability to a fleet of Amazon EC2 nodes.

Elsewhere at the symposium, you can learn how companies of all sizes are leveraging AWS services to increase agility, accelerate, innovation, and perfect the customer video experience.

Hear from your peers about their experiences and outcomes in leveraging the AWS Cloud to create content, stream live and linear 4K content, and simplify storage throughout the content lifecycle. In the afternoon breakout sessions will focus on the strategies and best practices for cloud-based content production, media supply chains, as well as video processing and delivery.

Furthermore, AWS subject matter experts will be on hand to answer your questions about best practices for migrating workloads to the cloud.

Registration is open now



Thinkbox at AWS London Media & Entertainment Cloud Symposium on March 23, 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hosting a Media and Entertainment Cloud Symposium on March 23, 2016 in London, UK at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury. AWS media customers and partners will discuss migrating media workflows to the cloud.

The event kicks off with a session on content production, which features ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) discussing building a studio of the future, followed by Thinkbox Software’s Mike Owen presenting "High Volume Compute Management at Cloud Scale" as a panelist. One of the lead developers of Thinkbox’s Deadline, Mike will discuss how the powerful software can help companies maximize their cloud resources.
For event details with limited spaces now available, visit: 

Webinar: Visual Effects Rendering in the AWS Cloud with Thinkbox Deadline

Amazon AWS and Thinkbox Software will hold a joint webinar on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 10:30 AM PDT to 11:30 AM PDT.


Visual effects rendering has traditionally been a time consuming, resource intensive process.  As a result, content producers are moving rendering workloads to the AWS cloud to take advantage of the scalable, on-demand compute resources that can accelerate their rendering workloads.

By attending this webinar, you will learn how to create a scalable rendering infrastructure to grow your farm for any size workload, reduce overall processing time with on-demand and reserve compute instances, and move to a project based cost structure. You will also learn how to implement hybrid rendering workloads using Thinkbox dependency manager.

Learning Objectives:
•    How to use AWS Cloud to rapidly scale up and down rendering infrastructure to power ThinkBox Deadline software in the cloud for visual effects rendering

Who Should Attend:
•    IT administrators, rendering and visual effects professionals.

Please click here to register.


Thinkbox Software Opens Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 Beta

Los Angeles, CA (July 20, 2015) Thinkbox Software is rolling out a beta version of Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). A new feature in Deadline, Thinkbox Software’s scalable solution that manages compute resources across platforms on physical and virtual machines, Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 automates the configuration of render farms on EC2, completing the process in a one-time 30-minute task.   

“Deadline allows the cloud to act like local machines, giving users the ability to scale up quickly and efficiently. Our Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 takes that functionality a step further by enabling Amazon users to be cloud-ready with minimal effort and technical maneuvering,” said Chris Bond, founder, Thinkbox Software. 

Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 creates a basic virtual private network (VPN) connection between the user’s workstation and cloud account using customers’ Amazon Web Services account information for secure communication. Upon launch, demo Slave virtual machines and jobs are set up automatically. Currently, the wizard runs Deadline version 7.1, and ships with a trial of NextLimit’s Maxwell Render. Later this summer, the wizard is expected to support Deadline 8, which further simplifies the cloud setup with the addition of a new Proxy Server application that allows user to securely connect to the Deadline cloud infrastructure over public Internet using SSL, eliminating the need for a VPN. 

In addition to Amazon EC2, the Deadline Cloud Wizard is also available for Google Cloud Platform; Deadline itself supports cloud rendering on Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack, among others. To request a free 30-day trial, please use the online form here: 

About Thinkbox Software

Founded by Chris Bond in 2010, Thinkbox Software develops production-proven tools for visual artists and backs each product with highly responsive support. Used across entertainment, engineering and design industries, Thinkbox’s products include Deadline® high-volume data management software used to render or process files and several other artist-driven software tools to create, visualize and modify datasets for visual effects, animation and digital simulations. For more information, visit or follow @thinkboxsoft on Twitter. 

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AWS re:Invent 2014 - The Future of Rendering, Featuring DEADLINE

During the AWS re:Invent learning conference that took place in Las Vegas from November 11th to 14th 2014, session MED304 looked at the possibilities to scale a studio's rendering pipeline on the cloud using AWS, S3 storage, Autodesk Maya for modeling and animation, Solid Angle Arnold for rendering, and Thinkbox DEADLINE for the render job management.

AWS re:Invent 2014 | (MED304) The Future of Rendering: A Complete VFX Studio in the AWS Cloud

You can watch the complete session on the Amazon Web Services YouTube channel: