Snapchat Hires Top Visual Effects Specialist

Published by , July 11, 2016 1:01 am

(BusinessInsider) Snapchat has hired Raffael Dickreuter, a top visual effects specialist in Hollywood, to work on augmented reality. Snapchat has been working on secret AR sunglasses project for several years, and its CEO Evan Spiegel was photographed wearing an early prototype last fall.
Dickreuter’s work could go towards designing scenes or concepts for the glasses, or he could start out work on imagining how 360-degree videos would work inside Snapchat. The company has also brought on Oculus’ user research lead, Gareth Griffiths, to head up Snapchat’s User Research.

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