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Mark Vargo

Mark Vargo was born on May 15, 1954 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Mark Stephen Vargo. He is known for his work on Ghostbusters (1984), Deep Impact (1998) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). See full bio »
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Ghostbusters Visual Effects
Deep Impact
Deep Impact Camera and Electrical Department
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Camera and Electrical Department
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  Mary (camera operator) (post-production)
 2015 Tut (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- Part Three: Destiny (2015) ... (director of photography: 2nd unit)
- Part Two: Betrayal (2015) ... (director of photography: 2nd unit)
- Part One: Power (2015) ... (director of photography: 2nd unit)
  Salem (TV Series) (second unit cinematographer - 8 episodes, 2014) (camera operator - 6 episodes, 2014) (second unit director of photography - 1 episode, 2014)
- Ashes to Ashes (2014) ... (second unit cinematographer)
- Cat and Mouse (2014) ... (second unit cinematographer)
- The House of Pain (2014) ... (second unit cinematographer)
- Children, Be Afraid (2014) ... (camera operator: c camera) / (second unit cinematographer)
- Departures (2014) ... (camera operator: c camera)
  Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional photography - 6 episodes, 2014) (additional photographer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Clean Room (2014) ... (additional photography)
- Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still (2014) ... (additional photography)
- Hiding in the Light (2014) ... (additional photography)
- A Sky Full of Ghosts (2014) ... (additional photography)
- When Knowledge Conquered Fear (2014) ... (additional photography)
 2014/I Transcendence (director of photography: second unit)
 2013 White House Down (director of photography: Washington, D.C.)
 2013 Susie's Hope (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2012 Ted (director of photography: second unit/additional photography)
 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (director of photography: second unit, Vancouver)
 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (director of photography: second unit)
 2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (director of photography: Second Unit)
 2010/I The Way Back (camera operator: "b" camera) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2010 Furry Vengeance (director of photography: second unit)
 2009 G-Force (director of photography: second unit)
 2007 3:10 to Yuma (camera operator: "c" camera) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2007/I The Invasion (additional photography)
 2006 Poseidon (director of photography: second unit)
 2005 The Ring Two (director of photography: second unit)
 2004 Catwoman (director of photography: second unit)
 2004 Garfield (director of photography: second unit)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (director of photography: second unit)
 2003 Runaway Jury (director of photography: second unit)
 2003 Out for a Kill (Video) (camera operator)
 2002 Dark Blue (director of photography: additional photography)
 2002 Stuart Little 2 (director of photography: second unit)
 2002 The Salton Sea (additional photographer)
 2001 Cats & Dogs (additional photographer)
 2000 The Patriot (director of photography: second unit)
 1999 The Green Mile (director of photography: second unit)
 1999 Stuart Little (director of photography: second unit)
 1998 Deep Impact (camera operator: second unit) / (director of photography: Washington second unit)
 1998 Paulie (director of photography: second unit)
 1998 Another Day in Paradise (additional photographer)
 1997 Mousehunt (director of photography: second unit)
 1997 Turbulence (director of photography: second unit)
 1996 Tin Cup (director of photography: second unit)
 1995 The Net (director of photography: second unit)
 1995 Outbreak (director of photography: second unit)
 1994 Cobb (director of photography: second unit)
 1994 North (camera operator: VistaVision camera, Alaska) / (director of photography: Alaska)
 1993 In the Line of Fire (director of photography: campaign unit) / (director of photography: second unit)
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