Stan Winston School of Character Arts

Start date: November 2011

Tags: Ruby on Rails, Online Payments, Infrastructure

Stan Winston School of Character Arts is an educational media company dedicated to teaching the art and science of character creation. SWSCA is partnered with the Hollywood's top effects artists and studios to develop, produce, and distribute ultra-high quality online Creature FX video tutorials and webcourses teaching the innovative techniques and processes used to create cinema's most memorable characters.


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  • The Stan Winston School of Character Arts is known for publishing awesome video tutorials from their incredibly skilled teachers. We use Amazon Web Services to host their material and stream it to users around the world.
  • We built a robust, PCI-compliant e-commerce infrastructure, integrated with Braintree to manage user's subscriptions and sell DVDs and other merchandise
  • We used Ruby on Rails to build the entire site, a community of subscribers, a blog, a gallery and some other cool features.
  • Videos are served using CloudFront's CDN to ensure users get get their content from servers near them, providing a top-quality streaming service.
  • We provide around-the-clock support and real-time monitoring for their web infrastructure.