NEW YORK CITY — Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) had added colorist Nicholas Lareau to its roster. He joins the creative production studio following a successful run at Light Iron, and two years further building his reel as a freelancer.
Lareau brings more than a decade of color grading experience. He started his career in sports broadcasting, before winning an internship with NBC in Vancouver for the Olympics, where he worked as a production assistant. He then moved to LA to pursue his passion for film and digital photography, spending time as a digital camera prep tech at Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema. In 2011, Lareau joined Light Iron, where he spent nearly 10 years, starting as an Outpost engineer and working his way up to a digital intermediate colorist. He provided support for feature film and television on-set digital cinema and file-based workflows, as well as supervising dailies, transcoding, color correction, data management and archiving. Due to his photography background, he most enjoyed the color grading aspect of the job and the color process, which led him to become a DI colorist.
Since 2019, Lareau has been working as a freelance colorist, contributing to feature films and episodic series. Some of his most notable projects include Shrill (Hulu), Joe Pera Talks with You (AdultSwim), 13 Reasons Why (Netflix), and the docuseries Lorena for Amazon studios and The Keepers for Netflix.