Universal, Microsoft partner on cloud workflow

Universal Filmed Entertainment and Microsoft are jointly developing a new range of live-action and animation production processes in the Azure cloud, taking advantage of and expanding on DreamWorks’ existing remote collaborative workflow processes. The DreamWorks system sits on a local, private network and is being used to continue production on upcoming projects, including 2021 release The Bad Guys.

Initially, the system has been used by animation teams, but will soon be opened up to live-action productions, with Jurassic World: Dominion being an obvious candidate, as its post production and VFX suppliers span the globe.

Microsoft is also developing systems for the business aspects of movie production, including tools to help studios manage safety procedures amid Covid-19. The initiative is partly being driven by the results of MovieLabs’ 2030 Vision white paper.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter