Senior Colorist of Company 3 and Co-Head of Feature Color, Stephen Nakamura continues to be among the most accomplished feature film colorists in Hollywood. In this episode, he talks about his career as a colorist, the importance of color on screen, and his experiences as an Asian American in the film business.
Nakamura has worked alongside directors such as David Fincher, Ridley Scott, Kathryn Bigelow, Spike Lee, David O. Russell, and Steven Spielberg. He has also worked with cinematographers Dariusz Wolski, ASC, Claudio Miranda, ASC, Robert Richardson, ASC, and Janusz Kaminski.
His feature film credits include Da Five Bloods, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, It: Chapter Two, Crazy Rich Asians, The Martian, and Alien: Covenant.
Nakamura got his start in feature film finishing with Technicolor Digital Services. Previously, he was a colorist with the Post Group, working on commercial, music video, television and feature film projects. He began his career at California Video Center.
In 2018 Nakamura was accepted into the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.