Deluxe subsidiary Company 3 announced that after providing a variety of post services for its first game project, “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” it has decided to open a new division dedicated specifically to offering color grading and other high-end post services to video game producers.
“The creation of Company 3 Games represents a new level of collaboration between game developers as well as publishers and providers of feature film-level post services,” said Stefan Sonnenfeld, president and founder of Company 3.
Sonnenfeld, who has color graded numerous feature films and commercials, worked with game developer, Treyarch, to color grade Activision‘s next installment of the blockbuster “Call of Duty” franchise, which will be released Nov. 13.
“We are excited to have contributed color grading, as well as visual effects and sound services on our first game title for such an acclaimed series,” said Malte Wagener, VP of games, who will oversee the division’s work from the company’s Santa Monica headquarters. “With the amazing level of sophistication in games and the immense talent pool in the feature film world, a tight collaboration of the two spheres is a natural development.”
Wagener comes to the new position following an extensive career in the video games business. As the director of global business development at Koch Media in Germany, he led that company’s global business development and brand management for such products as the popular game “Dead Island.” At WEG, a division of South Korean CJ Media, he led all EMEA gaming efforts, as well as the massive, international eSport cross-promotion known as the “World eSport Games.”
“I’m very excited to be leading Company 3 Games,” said Wagener. “With the talent and resources of Company 3 and its affiliated companies, we plan to set the new standard for game postproduction.”