Natacha is a Brooklyn based multidisciplinary artist who primarily works as a video colorist. Her nearly 10 years experience in post-production shapes her vision and principles of what color grading ought to bring to the finishing of any movie whether it be a short, music video, feature or commercial.
Born in Kinshasa and raised in Paris, her interest for all aspects of film making has always been tied with the idea that film making is first and foremost the art of story telling by visual artists more than technicians. When she started working as a video editor and correspondent at UNICEF, she had not imagined it would trigger an insatiable passion for documentary film making. For 6 years she traveled the world covering stories on the plight of women and children and the agency's relief efforts.
Once out of the bounds of the agency's defined storytelling, she went on to direct her first documentary film, Bana Congo Oyez! Shot over the course of 5 years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo it explores the seldom seen inner circle of a politician and questions the relevance of western style democracy in one of the world's poorest country. Driven to explore the many existing forms of storytelling, Natacha also creates video installation pieces, her most recent one, MyBodyMyself aims to decode issues of identity, gender, origin and women's body.
Her first encounter with digital coloring came accidentally as she was filling-in a temporary position at the Colour Space studio in New York. The more she learned the more she was smitten with the profession. Practicing color grading had awakened a craze and appreciation for aesthetically bold imagery. A new understanding for the medium and awareness of the possibilities that color, a non-verbal tool, can convey a variety of emotions and elevate the cinematic depth that each project inherently holds.
Natacha went on to be an assistant at Company 3 where she learned along side top industry colorists before joining Color Collective in 2014 where she has found a nurturing boutique environment to express her creativity.