Directed by Ben Affleck, ARGO is a tense American thriller that dramatizes the rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Posing as a Canadian movie producer, CIA agent Tony Mendez (played by Affleck) masterminds a rescue attempt that seeks to pass off the diplomats as filmmakers scouting locations for a science fiction movie. Co-starring Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman, the multi award-winning film was shot by cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, who worked with a combination of ARRIFLEX, ARRICAM and ALEXA cameras, mixing formats and looks to differentiate the various international locations. 

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ARGO wins big at the BAFTAs

Ben Affleck takes home the Best Director prize, while ARGO wins Best Film at the 2013 British Academy Film Awards in London.

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Exposing ARGO

ARRI interviews Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, about shooting a hybrid of 35 mm film and digital for ARGO.

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Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, discussing ARGO Kodak presents Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, talking about his work on ARGO and his use of VISION3 film stock at the 2012 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles.

ARGO ‘Based on a True Story’ featurette Based on real events, ARGO chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role played by the CIA and Hollywood.

ARGO ‘Behind the Scenes’ featurette A compilation of B-roll shots, providing a glimpse at some of the work that went on behind the scenes on ARGO.

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