Stephen Nakamura is among the most accomplished DI colorists in the country. One of a handful of artists who helped to pioneer DI color grading, Nakamura has worked alongside such directors and directors of photography as Martin Scorsese and Michael Ballhaus (“The Departed”). He graded the multiple Oscar-winning drama, “The Hurt Locker,” the sweeping epic “Robin Hood,” and the powerful and influential documentary, “Waiting for Superman.” He also performed final grading for Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” for which Robert Richardson won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
Prior to Company 3, Nakamura was with Technicolor Digital Services, where got his start in DI. Previously he was a colorist with Post Group, working on commercial, music video, television and feature film projects. He began his career at California Video Center.