Anastasia Shepherd is a native New Yorker now based in Los Angeles. After graduating from the University of Southern California’s cinema production program, Ana began working full-time as an independent filmmaker serving as a cinematographer, AC, DIT, and editor. In 2012, Ana was afforded the opportunity to teach editing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and from there was invited to teach at the European Film College in Denmark. During that time, Ana taught herself DaVinci Resolve and After Effects, and began to hold workshops on color grading and visual effects for her students. The success of those workshops led her to teach additional workshops in Copenhagen and Istanbul. In 2015, Ana moved to Cambodia to teach color grading, editing, and visual effects, but soon transitioned to exclusively working as a colorist for Cambodian features. After a brief sabbatical to assist in humanitarian efforts in Greece and Ecuador, Ana resumed work as a colorist and film educator in Armenia and Belgium. Anastasia returned to the US to join the team at Simple DCP in 2017.