- LOS ANGELES
Company 3 has added Steven J. Scott to its roster as executive VP/sr. finishing artist.
Scott formerly served as VP, theatrical imaging/supervising finishing artist at Technicolor. He brings to his new roost a stellar list of credits including director/DP Alfonso Cuarón’s cinematic triumphs, Roma and Gravity, some 19 Marvel features including The Avengers, Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises and a slew of Academy-Award-winning films, including The Jungle Book, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance and The Revenant (both took Oscars for director Alejandro Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC). Scott’s approach to postproduction, color and integrated VFX (which he refers to under the heading of “finishing”) has been as innovative as the resulting images are powerful; He oversees a team of additional artists to offer filmmakers the significantly increased ability to augment and refine imagery as part of the finishing process.
“Steve is someone I’ve always wanted to work with and I am beyond thrilled that he has agreed to work with us at Company 3,” said CEO Stefan Sonnenfeld. “As we continue the process of re-imagining the entire concept of what ‘post production’ means creatively and technically, it makes perfect sense to welcome a leading innovator and brilliant artist to our team.”
Scott added, “I look forward to joining Stefan and the incredible roster of talent he’s assembled at Company 3. I have followed his career from the start. He helped create the role of the colorist/finishing artist as we know it today. Company 3 has always been a leader in color and post and is positioned to further expand that role in a rapidly-changing industry, and I’m excited to be a part of that.”
Towards that end, Company 3 is completing work on a brand-new location at 950 Lillian Way in the heart of Hollywood, which represents the first phase of a planned much larger footprint in that area of Los Angeles. This new space will enable the company to significantly expand its capacity while providing the same ultra-high level of artistry and personalized service the industry expects from Company 3. It will also enable them to service more Eastside and Valley-based clients.
Sonnenfeld and Scott will oversee every facet of this new boutique-style space to ensure it offers the same flexible experience clients have come to expect when working at Company 3. Scott, a devoted student of art and architecture, and with extensive professional experience as a painter and architectural illustrator, said, “The opportunity to help design a new cutting-edge facility in my Hollywood hometown was too great to pass up.”
Sonnenfeld noted, “The industry is experiencing a renaissance of content. The old models of feature film vs. television, long- vs. short-form are changing rapidly. Workflows and delivery methods are undergoing revolutionary changes with more content, and highly-innovative content, coming from a whole array of new sources. It’s a very exciting and challenging time and I think these major additions to our roster and infrastructure will go a long way towards our goal of continuing Company 3’s role as a major force in the industry.”