Iñárritu. Taymor. Scorsese. There is one trait that they all respect in a DP.
That trait is listening.
Rodrigo Prieto has come a long way from being an outcast cinematographer in Mexico to one of the most sought after DPs in the world, especially when it comes to directors known for a visually distinct style.
Throughout his career, he has created a death scene in infrared for Olive Stone, made a mobile light follow Salma Hayek’s head for Julie Taymor, and translated Scorsese’s ideas without storyboarding into the style of The Irishman. He managed to pick up 3 Oscar nominations and created methodical palettes for Wolf of Wall Street, Argo, Babel, and 21 Grams.
Sitting down in a moderated chat as part of NAB Show Express, viewers got to ask the cinematographer anything. Prieto had a lot to say about his career, memorable shoots, and what it takes to be a good cinematographer. Here are 5 key takeaways from the conversation.
Source: No Film School