I interviewed colorist Stephen Nakamura about grading Exodus: Gods and Kings with DaVinci Resolve 11.
Nakamura’s colorist credits are expansive, to say the least. He’s worked with David Fincher, Kathryn Bigelow, Martin Scorcese, Quentin Tarantino – and that’s just the start. His career started out in telecine, doing transfers for Warner Bros. cartoons in the early ’90s, eventually moving onto telecine with other shows, commercials and music videos. In 2002, Technicolor started doing digital intermediates, so Nakamura jumped into grading Panic Room for Fincher and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind for George Clooney.