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NAB 360º Video Report #4 – Malte Wagener, Head of Deluxe VR

Interview with Malte Wagener, Head of VR Unit, Deluxe

Deluxe recently set up a new VR Unit within their Creative Division dedicated to servicing VR customers and appointed Malte Wagener as the Head of the VR Unit. Malte has extensive experience in the video game industry as well as VFX and post-production and brings a unique blend of skills to helping drive Deluxe forward in the VR  content creation and distribution world:

(Don’t forget to watch the 360° video using the Google Chrome browser at the highest resolution you can – ideally 4K 2160s. If it doesn’t run smoothly at 2160s come down to 1440s or 1080HD. Click your mouse on the video and drag left and right and up and down to see the scene in 360º spherical.)

Malte is a 14-year veteran in the entertainment industry, and was previously the Vice President of Strategy & Special Operations at Deluxe Creative Artist Group.

Prior to taking a role with Deluxe, Malte held positions in subsidiaries of Deluxe such as Company 3 or Method Studios. He served as the Director of Global Business Development at Koch Media, where he was responsible for the groups world wide business development effort as well as for the company’s key franchise, Dead Island. With his team, Wagener won the Golden Lion at Cannes for his work on the Dead Island Announcement Trailer that went on to become an internet-phenomenon. He has previously held business development, marketing and production positions at the CJ Media/WEG Group, GameRock, ESN and ZoomIn.

Don’t forget to read my primer article on how to watch 360º videos if you don’t already know.



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Neil Smith is CEO of Rift Valley Studios based in Los Angeles, California. Neil is a FAA Certified drone pilot and VR expert with over twenty five years in the IT and filmmaking industries. Neil…

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