RYOT: Behind the Scenes of Virtual Reality

RYOT: Behind the Scenes of Virtual Reality

It’s a grand ambition “to use the power of the news to effect change all over the world”, but that’s exactly what RYOT is doing, one story at a time. RYOT was founded by two humanitarian workers, Bryn Mooser and David Darg, who met in Haiti during the weeks after the earthquake of January 2010. Upon returning home to America, they launched RYOT News. They made the jump into VR journalism soon after, and haven’t looked back since. Acquired by Huffington Post in April 2016, their reach has been extended, and is a sober voice that immerses viewers into stories around the globe. 

RYOT: Behind the Scenes of Virtual Reality

“Two of the biggest tools we have are SkyBox Studio and the Adobe Suite. SkyBox is an incredibly useful tool, and we use it for our titling, we use it to make linear pictures and photos look flat in the 360 world. We use it for our captioning, for motion tracking, we use it for all kinds of different things.”

Dirk Wallace, Head of Post.

RYOT spotlights the world’s key global and social issues, creating innovative 360° and virtual reality experiences for viewers. From being on the ground in a Syrian war zone to profiling the destruction of the Nepal earthquake, their films span five continents and profile countries in need, bringing new and innovative stories back to the stateside audience

The Second Line: A parade against violence (360 Video)

Sierra Club: Ready for 100 (VR)

RYOT Films was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for Body Team 12 in January 2016. Body Team 12 was also honored at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Mountainfilm Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the Austin Film Festival for Best Documentary Short.

Body Team 12 Trailer

We offer a heartfelt thanks to all the members of RYOT, for your humanitarian and socially responsible journalism and filmmaking. The world is a better place thanks to your vision and actions.

Mettle

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