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Microsoft Azure Media & Entertainment at SIGGRAPH 2020

Microsoft Azure SIGGRAPH 2020 Fast Forward

Welcome to Microsoft at SIGGRAPH 2020. This is our home for all content created specifically for virtual SIGGRAPH. Please view our Fast Forward video above where in 2 minutes we detail all the content on this site.

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Virtual and Remote Productions Panel

An in-depth panel discussion with leading industry experts on the challenge of virtual production, the impact of COVID-19 and a view for the future of how production studios leverage the cloud for more flexible film production pre through post.

Speakers:

Hanno Basse
CTO, Azure Media & Entertainment, Microsoft

Dan Gregoire
Owner and Chairman of Halon Entertainment

Arjun Ramamurthy
M&E Industry Professional

Joachim “JZ” Zell
Associated Member of the American Society of Cinematographers

Barry Goch
Senior Finishing Artist, The Foundation Post

Microsoft Azure Rendering Innovations

Look into the state of burst rendering in the cloud for visual effects and animation on Azure, providing a walk-through of what's happening in the industry regarding burst rendering needs and how Microsoft is responding including demonstration using Terraform to automate and standardize the deployment of a complete render farm.

Speakers:

Scott Bounds
Media Cloud Architect, Microsoft

Greg Denton
Sr. Program Manager, Azure M&E, Microsoft

Anthony Howe
Principal Program Manager, Azure M&E, Microsoft

Eoin Bailey
Sr. Program Manager, Azure M&E, Microsoft

Microsoft Azure Rendering GitOps

Microsoft members from the Azure Global Black Belt team cover how to automate infrastructure deployments in Azure by using GitOps practices and tools like GitHub, Jenkins and Terraform.

Speakers:

Jon Weisner
Global Black Belt, Azure Rendering Lead, Microsoft

Rick Shahid
Principal Technical Specialist, Microsoft

Mr. X and Microsoft Azure

Join Microsoft and Mr. X to learn about Azure, Avere and automating cloud deployments.

Speakers:

Jon Weisner
Global Black Belt, Azure Rendering Lead, Microsoft

Anthony Howe
Principal Program Manager, Azure M&E, Microsoft

Greg Whynott
Senior Architect, Mr. X

Azure rendering with Avere

Leaders from Animal Logic and Microsoft discuss how Azure and cloud computing can help accelerate productions.

Speakers:

Liviu Constantinescu
DevOps Lead, Animal Logic

Gino Del Rosario
Head of IT, Animal Logic

Jon Weisner
Global Black Belt, Azure Rendering Lead, Microsoft

Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios

While volumetric performances don’t replace live experiences, it’s a way for artists to make a deeper connection with fans, and offer new monetization opportunities. Here’s just some of the ways that Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios and its licensed stage partners have used volumetric video captures to transform the music industry.

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