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Arch Platform Technologies CTO, Ed Churchward, to speak at MESA HITS on May 18 on panel "On-Set Virtual Production and Data Infrastructure" in the Production + Workflow Track 12:10pm

MESA ONLINE

May 19, 2022

Arch Platform Technologies continues to lead the pack in moving creative workloads to the cloud for post-production, virtual production, game design and related industries. Edward Churchward will be sharing his expert insights at HITS (Hollywood Innovation and Transformation Summit) on Thursday, May 19 on the panel "On-Set Virtual Production and Data Infrastructure" in the Production + Workflow Track at 12:10pm.

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Introducing Autodesk Flame on AWS - Arch is one of six global certified Flame System Integration Partners

AWS Media Blog

April 14, 2022

Marking a major milestone for an application celebrating its 30th anniversary that was once only available on dedicated hardware, Autodesk has enabled Flame 2023 to run on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Arch is Autodesk certified Flame system integration partner, one of only six in the world.

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NAB Show 2022 Features AWS Partner Solutions for Media - April 23-27, 2022

AWS Media Blog

April 12, 2022

AWS will feature a number of AWS Partners at NAB 2022 (April 23-27, 2022), including Arch Platform Technologies, that have built successful solutions on AWS to help customers accelerate deployments with solution-specific support. Stop by AWS booth #W3500 at the Las Vegas Convention Center for a demo of the Arch Platform or reach out to reserve a meeting time slot.

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HPA Tech Retreat 2022 in Rancho Mirage, CA - February 21 - 24, 2022

HPA Online

February 17, 2022

Arch Platform Technologies will be participating in the HPA Tech Retreat 2022 this January. Join us in Booth #512 for a demo of the Arch Platform, winner of a 2021 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. Enjoy our Thursday morning breakfast round-table "Building & Automating Secure Cloud Content-Creation Studios" on February 24. Or simply reach out for an in-person meeting. See you in the desert!!!

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Arch Platform Technologies Integrates Teradici PCoIP® Technology to Offer Plug & Play Creative Facilities as a Service

Los Angeles, CA —September 29, 2021Arch Platform Technologies, winner of the 2021 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence, has teamed up with Teradici, creator of the industry-leading PCoIP® remote display protocol and Emmy Award Winning Cloud Access Software (CAS), by joining the Teradici Advantage Partner Program (TAPP). The collaboration with Teradici allows Arch to leverage Teradici CAS and PCoIP® technology to develop the Arch Platform, a high-quality cloud-based platform used by major Hollywood studios for post-production and virtual production.

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VES GEORGIA – VIRTUAL MEETUP & INTERACTIVE DEMO with Arch Platform Technologies, WekaIO, Autodesk, Foundry, SideFX and AWS (November 11, 2021),

Visual Effects Society

September 27, 2021

Arch Platform Technologies supports an information packed VES virtual meetup & hands-on demo with a full VFX studio-in-the-cloud. Come hear the latest news from AWS, Foundry and Autodesk and get your hands dirty in an Arch cloud facility in November. Date pending. Reserve a seat now!

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Engineering Excellence Recipients Announced for 2021 HPA Awards - Arch Platform Technologies, Autodesk, The Foundry, and Mo-Sys Engineering Take Top Honors

Hollywood Professional Association

August 11, 2021

The HPA Awards recognize creative artistry and innovation in the professional media content industry. A coveted and highly competitive honor, the Engineering Excellence Award rewards outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archive.

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Explore remote production with AWS Partners, including Arch Platform Technologies.

AWS Media Blog

August 6, 2021

AWS Partners provide artists their favorite industry-leading software and automation tools in the cloud, which eliminates the time and overhead of installing and managing physical infrastructure. Now, creatives and studios can focus solely on what they do best – creating bingeable content and immersive viewing experiences.

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Hollywood's New Remote - And Virtual - Production Reality

M+E Journal

June 1, 2021

Arch co-founder and CTO Ed Churchward discusses the industry shift to the cloud in MESA's M+E Journal.

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How to Build a VFX Studio In the Cloud in Under 45 Minutes

Weka.IO

May 28, 2021

Arch Platform Technologies provides the entertainment industry’s only full cloud resource orchestration platform for visual effects, post-production, and virtual production.

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WekaIO Integration Partnership with Arch Platform Technologies Allows Customers to Build a Studio in the Cloud in 45 Minutes

Campbell, Calif. and Los Angeles, May 25, 2021 - WekaIO, one of the fastest-growing data platforms for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), life sciences research, and high-performance computing (HPC), and Arch Platform Technologies, provider of the Arch Platform, a SaaS solution to create and manage powerful, cloud-based studios for content creation, today announced complete integration of the Weka cloud deployment with Arch’s studio-in-the-cloud platform.

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How Solstice Studios Saved $1.2M By Moving VFX to the Cloud With Arch

M+E Connections

May 11, 2021

Arch’s proprietary, cloud-based platform, however, promised solutions to those problems. It almost seemed too good to be true. However, after Solstice went to work on Unhinged, everything Arch promised came to pass.

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Arch Platform Technologies Announces Support for AWS for Media & Entertainment Initiative

LOS ANGELES – May 11, 2021 - Arch Platform Technologies, provider of the Arch Platform, a SaaS platform to create and manage powerful, cloud-based studios for content creation, announced support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate and simplify the move to the cloud for the entertainment production industry.

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Arch and Solstice Studios Case Study from AWS

AWS Partner Case Studies

April 28, 2021

Film and TV studios continue to push the limits of what’s possible on screen, and visual effects (VFX) work is crucial to this endeavor. However, the cost and complexity of setting up in-house VFX infrastructure pose a challenge for many small film studios. Arch Platform Technologies (Arch), a company that builds fully resourced content creation facilities in the cloud, has designed a more elastic solution. 

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Arch: The Right Platform for Post and Virtual Production at the Right Time

Hollywood IT Society

April 26, 2021

Arch saves studios and productions millions off their VFX budgets, and spins up studios in the cloud in just minutes. This profile from Hollywood IT Society and partner MESA details how Arch came to be, and how it facilitates seamless content creation.

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Arch-Moxion Partnership Integrates VFX And Production Teams, Improves Efficiency And Bottom Lines

LOS ANGELES, CA - April 22, 2021 — Arch Platform Technologies is pleased to announce its partnership with Moxion to help integrate VFX and production teams, increasing efficiency and lowering costs. Now Arch and Moxion users can perform VFX reviews, provide feedback, and give approvals in real-time. 

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HPA Tech Retreat Insights And Innovations

AWS Media Blog

April 5, 2021

Arch Platform Technologies' contributions to the HPA Tech Retreat are outlined in this article from AWS Media Blog and Jack Wenzinger. Arch's orchestration engine and the components built with it were used by post-production teams to create a full VFX studio in the cloud.

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VIDEO - Arch VFX pipeline for productions in the cloud

AWS Media & Entertainment YouTube Channel

March 29, 2021

Arch Platform Technologies worked with filmmakers and production and post-production teams across the world to create a series of short films at the Hollywood Professional Association's 2021 Tech Retreat. In this video from HPA and Amazon Web Studios, Mark Stephens discusses the process of using Arch's VFX pipeline to bring ideas to the screen.

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Arch Platform Scales Up VFX Studio Workflows in the AWS Cloud

Digital Media World

January 4, 2021

The company’s development team has put several years of development, refinement and beta testing into the Arch Platform. Arch packages together a full VFX workflow including workstations, rendering and storage, giving users access to flexible resources.

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Arch Empowers VFX Studios To Scale In The Cloud with AWS

Shoot Online

December 16, 2020

As modern visual effects (VFX) studios continue to move creative workflows into the cloud, Arch Platform Technologies is providing secure, cloud-based infrastructure for studios and vendors to scale teams from anywhere in the world.

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Arch Partner Fatbelly On The Challenges of Starting a VFX Firm in 2020

VFX Voice

October 15, 2020

FatBelly's founder Shannan Louis talks about the challenges and lessons of launching a VFX studio during a pandemic, and about how Arch's highly secure cloud platform enabled them to save money and scale effortlessly.

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Lexhag VFX & Arch Platform Technologies Remote Solutions for Real Time Success

UK Screen Alliance

October 14, 2020

This month we talk to Alexis Haggar, Visual Effects Supervisor at award-winning independent visual effects studio, Lexhag VFX, about how they recently began working with Arch Platform Technologies; the scalable, pay-as-you-go cloud-based system for content creation.

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Arch Shifts VFX Work to the Cloud

Los Angeles Business Journal - Coco Huang

June 8, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed the visual effects industry, but Hollywood-based Arch Platform Technologies Inc. is helping to bring VFX artists back to their workstations, virtually.

Arch, founded in 2016, has been developing a cloud-based platform that allows artists to store their work on a virtual workstation. The platform helps eliminate the legacy costs of machine rooms, the company said.

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Arch Platform Technologies Announces API Integration with Amazon Web Services to Maximize Cost Savings for Visual Effects Production

Los Angeles, Calif. – May 27, 2020 Arch Platform Technologies, a provider of cloud-based infrastructure for content creation, today announced API integration between its second-generation scalable visual effects (VFX) platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS) solutions, including AWS CloudFormation, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), to offer the film and television communities a powerful, cloud-based VFX infrastructure.

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Arch Platform Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Visual Effects Platform for Live-Action Film and Television, Helping the Entertainment Industry Scale without Constraints

Los Angeles, Calif. – May 14, 2020 – Arch Platform Technologies, a provider of cloud-based infrastructure for content creation, today announces the commercial availability of its secure, scalable, cloud-based visual effects (VFX) platform. The Arch platform is designed for movie studios, productions and VFX companies and enables them to leverage a powerful VFX infrastructure in the cloud from anywhere in the world.

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Coronavirus Has Moved VFX Work to the Cloud — and It May Stay There

Variety - Brent Lang

May 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic may push more visual effects work into the cloud. That business, like many others, is heavily dependent on cramming as many people as possible into office spaces where they can work on tight deadlines, racing to create the kind of elaborate digital wonders that enhance movies and television shows.

But that’s no longer possible in the age of COVID-19. Visual effects, like most post-production work, must now be accomplished remotely as people social distance in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. Arch Platform Technologies, a provider of cloud-based infrastructure for visual effects companies, has seen interest in its product soar in the wake of the shutdown.

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