Sean Coleman, a colorist with a strong following among leading commercial and music video directors, has joined Company 3's office in Santa Monica. Coleman arrives from Rushes/601 in Los Angeles, where his recent credits included spots for Nike, Nokia and Sony Playstation, and music videos for such artists as Sigur Ros and Lenny Kravitz. In his first project for Company 3, Coleman is handling final color correction on a campaign for Adidas directed by Park Pictures' Lance Acord for TBWA Worldwide.
"Company 3 is always looking to add to its talent base and we are very pleased to welcome Sean Coleman to our team," said Company 3 co-founder and president Stefan Sonnenfeld. "Sean is a very skillful artist and he has earned the trust and respect of some of the most talented filmmakers in the commercial industry. We are confident that his work will only improve at Company 3."
Coleman said that in joining Company 3, he is seeking to broaden the scope of his work in commercials and to explore new markets. He is especially interested in pursuing digital intermediate work for feature films. "Many of the commercial directors and DPs with whom I have worked have moved onto features, and I want to continue to work with them on those projects," Coleman said. "Company 3 is the leader in the digital intermediate process and has the resources to serve that market at the highest level."
Coleman had been at Rushes since 1999 and his credits there included the Nike spot BEFORE directed by Acord for Wieden & Kennedy, Portland. The spot, which featured athletes going through their warm up rituals, earned D&AD, Andy and One Show awards last year. Coleman also colored five Nokia spots, created by The Richards Group for this year's Sugar Bowl telecast. The spots, which featured Snoop Dogg, were directed by Guy Ritchie.
Among Coleman's music video credits is MENDOCINO COUNTY LINE by Willie Nelson and LeAnn Womack. Directed by Little Minx' Mark Seliger, the video won an MVPA award in 2002 as Best County Music Video. He also colored Seliger's video for Lenny Kravitz STILLNESS OF THE HEART.
Coleman began his career at Dubs Inc. in Hollywood, working his way up from an operational position to assistant colorist and then colorist. From there, he went onto to Digital Magic. Prior to joining Rushes, he spent a year at Rocket Post.
During the latter part of his tenure at Dubs and at Digital Magic, Coleman frequently worked with Director Joe Pytka. "I was very lucky in that, from the start of my career, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best directors and DPs in the industry," he said.
Company 3 Santa Monica, is located at 1661 Lincoln Blvd. Ste. 400 Santa Monica, California 90404. For more information, call Stefan Sonnenfeld at (310) 255-6600.
Company 3 New York, is located at 545 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor, New York, New York 10017. For more information, call Elisha Levin at (212) 687-4000.