Can I Trust You?

Can I Trust You?

Trust CSAP (the Common Security Architecture for Production) is a Zero Trust architecture but to understand zero-trust, we must first have a common understanding of what “trust” means. OK, so if we take the phrase “zero-trust” and stop there, we don’t need to...

From Script to Data – Part 2

From Script to Data – Part 2

Introduction to Part 2 This is the second part of our blog series “From Script to Data”, which shows how to use the Ontology for Media Creation to improve communication and automation in the production process. Part 1 went from the script to a set of narrative...

Releasing Version 1.2 of CSAP Parts 1 to 3

Releasing Version 1.2 of CSAP Parts 1 to 3

Today we are releasing updates to the following parts of the Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP): CSAP Part 1: Architecture (v1.2) CSAP Part 2: Interfaces (v1.2) CSAP Part 3: Security Levels (v1.2) These new versions come in response to comments from...

AWS Blog Series on Mapping CSAP to AWS Services

AWS Blog Series on Mapping CSAP to AWS Services

AWS have been publishing a series on how CSAP can be applied to an AWS account.  The posts are all hosted at the AWS Media & Entertainment blog (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/media/) but for ease of reference you can jumps straight to them here: Part 1: Mapping...

From Script to Data – Part 1

From Script to Data – Part 1

1 Introduction The script provides the narrative of a movie – its characters, plot, locations, necessary props, and more – but it doesn’t tell you how to turn it into a finished product, which is both a creative process and a logistical and organizational project....

PSST…I have to tell you something – Part 2

PSST…I have to tell you something – Part 2

In the first part of this blog series we discussed the benefits of using messaging systems for communication among the systems and participants in production workflows, especially those spanning clouds or organizations. In this blog we’ll go deeper into some of the...

PSST… I have to tell you something – Part 1

PSST… I have to tell you something – Part 1

Clear communication is critical to the content creation process. And while today’s productions somehow manage to compensate for inefficient communication mechanisms, there is a growing and urgent need to streamline the way we communicate and exchange information as we...

MovieLabs Urgent Memo to the C-Suite

MovieLabs Urgent Memo to the C-Suite

We published our 2030 Vision white paper “The Evolution of Media Creation” with its goal being, “to empower storytellers to tell more amazing stories while delivering at a speed and efficiency not possible today.” In that paper, we described 10 principles as key...

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Some Background In our July 2021 blog, “Cloud.Work.Flow” we listed several gaps which will need to be closed to enable the 2030 Vision for Software-Defined Workflows that span multiple cloud infrastructures – which is the way we expect all workflows to ultimately run....

CLOUD. WORK. FLOWS

CLOUD. WORK. FLOWS

MovieLabs has been busy in the last few months assessing cloud infrastructures (which in our definition includes private, hybrid and hyperscale service providers) and systems for their ability to support modern media workflows. Our review has been a broad assessment...

Securing creative workflows in the cloud

The video is a good precursor for the paper and is especially relevant for technologists from: Movie studios, TV networks, broadcasters and OTT streamers Production companies Cloud service providers and other infrastructure companies Application and creative tools...

See you at HPA 2021

See you at HPA 2021

The Hollywood Professional Association’s annual Tech Retreat has, over its many years, become a mecca for those seeking to understand the future of media and entertainment technology and the vision of its most important thought leaders. “See you at HPA”...

Leon Silverman – Joining MovieLabs

Leon Silverman – Joining MovieLabs

The challenge of being a visionary is that your vision is apparent to you and by definition, not always apparent to others. After all, the very essence of being visionary is that you can literally see a future that others may not. Now, I am not saying that I am...

Distributing Workflows through the Clouds

Distributing Workflows through the Clouds

What’s in a cloud? For simplicity, the technology world tends to describe “the cloud” as if it were a single amorphous mass, which of course it is not. The cloud really consists of interconnected private data centers, co-location providers, and hyperscale cloud...

Our New 2030 Vision Paper on Software-Defined Workflows

Our New 2030 Vision Paper on Software-Defined Workflows

We are pleased to announce publication of our new white paper: The Evolution of Production Workflows - Empowering Creative Processes with Software-Defined Workflows. This paper is the third in our series on the evolution of media creation. The first set out the broad...

Managing File Naming Chaos

Managing File Naming Chaos

In this post, I’m going to explain how we have addressed the problem in VFX, and how we plan to expand our solution to other areas of the workflow. Earlier this year MovieLabs  partnered with the Entertainment Technology Center at USC (ETC) with the idea of developing...

Introducing the MovieLabs 2030 Vision Blog

Introducing the MovieLabs 2030 Vision Blog

My name is Richard Berger, the CEO of MovieLabs, and I’m writing to you using our new ‘blog warp’ technology from the year 2030. Here at the lab we’ve been working with our member studios to advance the future of media creation, and I’d like to share with you what...