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Stefan Sonnenfeld

Stefan Sonnenfeld, the President and CEO of Company 3/Method Studios and Senior Colourist at Company 3, is a highly trusted collaborator among the world's top filmmakers. Renowned for his rare artistic talent, he has played a significant role in the momentous creative, technical, and business-oriented changes taking place in the post-production industry. Recently, Sonnenfeld was honoured with the prestigious AICP award for winning the Post Awards' Colour Grading: Music Video category for his outstanding work on RONE's "Ghosts."

Since the early days of color grading technology, Sonnenfeld has been a champion of its power in storytelling and emotional communication. Dubbed by NPR as a "da Vinci of the movies," he has lent his exceptional colourist skills to numerous acclaimed and popular projects, including "White Lotus Series," "Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead," "Top Gun: Maverick," "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Transformers" series, among many others.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sonnenfeld pursued business studies at Boston University. His journey into post-production began with a summer job delivering dailies for the TV series "Miami Vice," sparking his interest in the field. He started his career with Image Transform and eventually became a colourist at The Post Group. During the 1990s at Pacific Ocean Post, he became one of the most sought-after colourists for commercials and music videos, forming close relationships with top directors and cinematographers in the industry.

In 1997, Sonnenfeld founded Company 3. As commercial directors transitioned to long-form projects, he delved into grading feature films, playing a pioneering role in the digital intermediate process. Simultaneously, he transformed Company 3 into a national powerhouse, renowned for its excellence in colour grading and other post-production services. In 2007, Entertainment Weekly recognised Sonnenfeld on its list of the "50 Smartest People in Hollywood," while Creativity Magazine featured him on its "Most Interesting People" list.

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