President | CEO

Stefan Sonnenfeld

Instagram: @StefanSonnenfeld

Based at Company 3 Los Angeles. Available virtually through any Company 3 Virtual Outpost.

Stefan Sonnenfeld, President and CEO, Company 3/Method Studios and Senior Colorist at Company 3, is the trusted collaborator of some of the world’s best filmmakers. He is an artist of rare talent and a major contributor to the momentous creative, technical, and business-oriented changes sweeping the post-production industry today. He recently received the coveted award from AICP for winning the Post Awards’ Color Grading: Music Video award for his work on RONE’s “Ghosts.”

Sonnenfeld is among a handful of artists who have championed the power of color grading to tell stories and communicate emotion since the technology first came on the scene. Described by NPR as a “da Vinci of the movies,” Sonnenfeld has applied his extensive talents as a colorist to many of the most acclaimed and popular projects being created, including; Wonder Woman 1984Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, Thunder ForceMa Rainey’s Black BottomStar Wars: The Force Awakens, the Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers series, to name just a few.

Sonnenfeld grew up in Los Angeles and studied business at Boston University. A summer job delivering dailies for the TV series Miami Vice sparked his interest in post-production. He began his career with Image Transform and became a colorist at The Post Group. At Pacific Ocean Post in the 1990s, he was among the most sought-after colorists of commercials and music videos, forging close relationships with the industry’s top directors and cinematographers.

Sonnenfeld founded Company 3 in 1997. As many commercial directors transitioned to long-form work, he became increasingly involved in grading feature films, helping to pioneer the digital intermediate process. At the same time, he built Company 3 into a national powerhouse with an unrivaled reputation for excellence in color grading and other post-production services. In 2007, Entertainment Weekly named Sonnenfeld to its list of “50 Smartest People in Hollywood.” Creativity Magazine also included him on its “Most Interesting People”list.


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