Distributed High-End Audio-Visual Content Creation: An Experience Report
In the recent years the world has witnessed an unprecedented expansion in the global audio-visual industry and actions have been initiated to strengthen its actors, especially in filmmaking and video production. Companies seeking ways to improve their performance and productivity and become more competitive are investing in modern digital technologies. High-performance computingsystems are found today even in small production facilities. Yet, little effort has been used to implement activities other than production/post-production and even less tointegrate the whole cycle of contentdevelopment and creation within a networkedcollaborative environment. This paper reportsthe experience of the DAViD project aiming toestablish ways to interact and collaborate during pre-production phases. Several benefitshave been demonstrated, such as reduction ofthe overall production time and cost, increasedproductivity and increased ability to executecomplex, multi-company productions in shortertimes and lower budgets.