Biography

Rodrigo Prieto (born November 1965) is a Mexican cinematographer.

Rodrigo Prieto was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His grandfather, Jorge Prieto Laurens, was the mayor of Mexico City and leader of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, but was later persecuted by the country's ruler because of political differences. Prieto's grandfather escaped with his family to Texas and then to Los Angeles. There, Prieto's father would spend most of his childhood. He studied aeronautical engineering at New York University, where he met and married Prieto's mother, an art student. Prieto graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City; He has become an established cinematographer, working with such names as Spike Lee(25th Hour), Curtis Hanson (8 Mile), Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Lust, Caution) and Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces.) Nonetheless, his political legacy still has a visible effect on his career. In 2002, he shot Frida, a film about Frida Kahlo, a communist Mexican artist. In 2003, he cooperated with Oliver Stone in two documentaryprojects: Comandante, about Fidel Castro, and Persona Non Grata, about Yassir Arafat. In 2004, he shot Alexander for Stone. Prieto also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful. Prieto has most recently formed an artistic collaboration with Martin Scorsese; first on The Wolf of Wall Street and most recently, Silence. Prieto is noted for his unconventional use of the camera often combined with strong moody lighting. In 25th Hour, Prieto utilized overexposure and other techniques to create original dream-like images to signify that the events shown on screen are memories or visions. Similarly innovative photography could be spotted in Frida, featuring strong colors and sharp imagery blended with atmospheric yellows and browns, as well as his experimental use of infrared during a battle scene in Alexander. He also is interested in evoking naturalism, most evident in The Homesman and Brokeback Mountain.

Rodrigo Prieto (born November 1965) is a Mexican cinematographer.

Rodrigo Prieto was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His grandfather, Jorge Prieto Laurens, was the mayor of Mexico City and leader of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, but was later persecuted by the country's ruler because of political differences. Prieto's grandfather escaped with his family to Texas and then to Los Angeles. There, Prieto's father would spend most of his childhood. He studied aeronautical engineering at New York University, where he met and married Prieto's mother, an art student. Prieto graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City; He has become an established cinematographer, working with such names as Spike Lee(25th Hour), Curtis Hanson (8 Mile), Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Lust, Caution) and Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces.) Nonetheless, his political legacy still has a visible effect on his career. In 2002, he shot Frida, a film about Frida Kahlo, a communist Mexican artist. In 2003, he cooperated with Oliver Stone in two documentaryprojects: Comandante, about Fidel Castro, and Persona Non Grata, about Yassir Arafat. In 2004, he shot Alexander for Stone. Prieto also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful. Prieto has most recently formed an artistic collaboration with Martin Scorsese; first on The Wolf of Wall Street and most recently, Silence. Prieto is noted for his unconventional use of the camera often combined with strong moody lighting. In 25th Hour, Prieto utilized overexposure and other techniques to create original dream-like images to signify that the events shown on screen are memories or visions. Similarly innovative photography could be spotted in Frida, featuring strong colors and sharp imagery blended with atmospheric yellows and browns, as well as his experimental use of infrared during a battle scene in Alexander. He also is interested in evoking naturalism, most evident in The Homesman and Brokeback Mountain.

Personal Info

Known For Camera

Gender Male

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1965-11-23

Place of Birth Mexico City - Mexico

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Camera TV ShowsMovies

Perfume, efecto inmediato Director of Photography
2020 The Glorias: A Life on the Road Director of Photography
2019 The Irishman Director of Photography
2016 Silence Director of Photography
2016 Passengers Director of Photography
2015 The Audition Director of Photography
2014 Birdman Additional Photography
2014 The Homesman Director of Photography
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Director of Photography
2012 Argo Director of Photography
2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Director of Photography
2009 State of Play Director of Photography
2007 Lust, Caution Director of Photography
2006 Babel Director of Photography
2005 Brokeback Mountain Director of Photography
2004 Alexander Director of Photography
2004 Looking For Fidel Director of Photography
2003 21 Grams Director of Photography
2003 Persona Non Grata Director of Photography
2003 Comandante Director of Photography
2002 25th Hour Director of Photography
2002 8 Mile Director of Photography
2002 Frida Director of Photography
2001 Original Sin Director of Photography
2000 Amores Perros Director of Photography

Crew

2014 A Midsummer Night's Dream Cinematography
2013 Likeness Cinematography
2011 We Bought a Zoo Cinematography
2011 Water for Elephants Cinematography
2010 Biutiful Cinematography
2009 Broken Embraces Cinematography
1999 Un Embrujo Cinematography
1993 Dama de Noche Cinematography
1992 Objetos perdidos Cinematography

Acting

2015 The Audition as Himself
2005 Brokeback Mountain as Young Mexican (uncredited)

Writing

2013 Likeness Writer

Directing

2013 Likeness Director

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