Verizon Invites Independent Filmmakers to Explore 5G Tech

A cohort of independent filmmakers and artists will have access to a working 5G network in their next project thanks to a collaboration between Verizon's RYOT studio and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). Verizon is educating the artists about 5G's potential impact on new media and exploring highly technical formats like augmented and mixed reality, volumetric motion capture and CGI. Three finalists will be selected for a three-month residency at RYOT's new production facility in Playa Vista, Calif.

In December 2018, Verizon pivoted its content strategy. It will eventually retire the Oath brand which was created following the acquisitions of AOL and Yahoo. RYOT will continue to exist as part of Verizon Media Group, and the company plans to move forward with the residency for winners of the 5G storytellers competition.

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