Company 3 lands colorist Nakamura


Industry-leading digital intermediate colorist Stephen Nakamura will join postproduction house Company 3 on Jan. 1.

The move will unite two of Hollywood's most sought after DI colorists -- Nakamura and Company 3 president and colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld -- along with the firm's team of feature, TV and commercial colorists.

A digital intermediate colorist is responsible for creative color grading and manipulation of other image characteristics of a feature, before it is output to film or a digital format for distribution.

Nakamura will arrive from Technicolor Digital Intermediates, where he has been a colorist since the firm began offering DI services in 2002 under the name Technique. His credits including Martin Scorcese's "The Departed" and "The Aviator."

His credits this year include "The Bucket List," "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "Spider-Man 3."

Said Sonnenfeld of Nakamura: "He's someone who I can turn to as a colleague, as a peer, as a friend, an artist, who is just a great guy. I hope to grow the L.A. and New York company ... working side by side with him."

Nakamura will be based at Company 3's Santa Monica facility. The firm also maintains an address in New York.

Company 3 is a part of Ascent Media Group.