Recently wrapped, the SAUCE project was a three-year EU Research and Innovation initiative dedicated to improving the possibilities of re-purposing and re-using existing digital assets.
Committed to enhancing innovation and efficiency in the creative sector, the SAUCE consortium brought together 9 partners from 6 different European countries, including DNEG: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Project Lead), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Saarland University, Disney Research, Brno University of Technology, Foundry and Trinity College Dublin.
In an effort to reduce costs, improve efficiency and increase content production in creative industries, SAUCE has advanced professional tools and techniques to streamline the re-purposing of digital assets and better adapt existing resources for future production needs.
SAUCE’s new models of flexible capture, storage and distribution will increase efficiency in post-production, virtual production and games by revitalizing pipelines and workflows.
More specifically, the SAUCE project focuses on:
- light-field technology,
- automated classification and tagging using deep learning and semantic labelling to describe and draw inferences, and
- the development of tools for automated asset transformation, smart animation, storage and retrieval.
SAUCE also intends to make assets available to other creative sectors such as Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Virtual Production. Increasing the capacity to re-use and re-purpose digital assets, this initiative provides better models of cost efficient production practices that will benefit multiple creative industries across numerous countries.
Curious to hear more?
Watch SAUCE’s Final Showcase Video below for an expanded overview of this exciting initiative. Or, watch the ‘Behind the Scenes’ footage with some of Filmakademie’s project leaders below.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 780470.
Find more information on the official SAUCE website.