Enabling DreamWorks’ vision of a cloud-enabled production pipeline
The past challenge
On a typical CG-animated film, DreamWorks creates and manages 500 million digital files. These live on complex data structures across many different file types, making on-the-fly changes by Technical Directors cumbersome and time-consuming.
The present collaboration
To address this challenge, DreamWorks partnered with DXC and argodesign to enhance the accessibility, framework, and policy management aspects of their hybrid cloud platform, which supports the creation and management of the vast amount of data used in animated film production.
Three interconnected systems enable this radical rethinking of the traditional animated film production pipeline:
Technical Directors at DreamWorks use Allegory to visualize and collaborate on schema creation, drawing diagrams of workflows between tasks and assets, enabling the smooth operation of their production pipeline across global regions and hybrid cloud platforms.
Working in tandem, Allegory, Harbor, and Lighthouse tackle three distinct and specific challenges arising from a global production pipeline—asset management and transfer, security and permissions, and workflow.
The future of filmmaking
Allegory, Harbor, and Lighthouse allow DreamWorks artists to work more efficiently and access production data globally. With argo, DreamWorks is reimagining the traditional film production pipeline.