SanDisk Extreme Team Member
Sam Nicholson, ASC (American Society of Cinematographers), is CEO of Stargate Studios, a state-of-the-art visual effects production company he founded in 1989, with studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vancouver, Toronto, Berlin, Malta and Dubai. As Stargate's principal director, cinematographer and VFX supervisor, Sam draws from his extensive expertise in film, television and visual effects to lead over 200 talented producers, CGI artists and technicians.
A graduate of the UCLA graduate school of Fine Arts, Sam has been involved in film and television production for over thirty years. From his first experience as on-set visual effect supervisor on 'Star Trek I' and the groundbreaking 'Max Headroom', to his Emmy Awards for best Visual Effects for TNT's "Battlegound" and NBC's "Heroes", Sam has built Stargate into an international leader in digital imaging for high concept television, feature films and commercials.