Nikola is my favourite colorist because he is an artist who combines a great visual eye with a strong sense for storytelling and content, a quality which has become very rare in the fast-paced advertisement business. His extensive work experience in Asia gives him a good perspective on both “worlds”, and that’s such a benefit especially on complicated jobs. Unlike many colorists he not just an operator but approaches his work with a lot of heart and passion. When you disagree on something with this guy, there’s a high chance that you’ll later on find out he was right.
Every colaboration with Nikola results with new, modern and different expressions that amaze me every time. It’s really easy to achieve that „magic touch“ and for that reason I always choose to work with him. Great compliments to Nikola!
Garry Waller A.S.C.
During a few extremely intense sessions completing the project and under a very tight deadline, Nikola was and is always positive and attentive. I also found him to be artistic with a keen eye toward my suggestions and wants I was looking for. A rewarding experience to say the least for his intuition and capabilities providing the necessary quality demands. The finished product stands far and above the “normal” commercial advertising characteristics commonly found in the broadcast advertising market today.
Lead Flame Artist at Digital Garden Tokyo
Nikola and I have worked on many projects together. He’s not only got a great sense of humour but he’s also fast and super creative – just the guy you need under pressure!
Director & Photographer
Nikola is the one of the first colorists I’ve ever worked with in commercial projects. Since then we have been working together on numerous occasions and have been building up a creative collaboration which I wish to continue developing in the future. For a director such as me, this relationship is one of the most important creative conversations in any field, be it commercial, music video or film. I’m particularly happy when I see that my personal development of visual language runs parallel to his and that we are still on the same page. I especially favor his recent work which is inspired by a mature cinematic look.
VFX Supervisor at MPC Shanghai
Nikola not only has an eye for colour, but is also technically sound. He delivers grades with ease and usually knows exactly what passes online are after before we even ask for them. It is great having him around as when reviewing shots his suggestions are always helpful and absolutely spot on. Was great working with you Nikola, hope to have the pleasure again!