Mark Vargo, ASC

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You can't imagine the special memories that
ran through my head when I came across
the letter that launched my career.


My First Big Break

Here's a copy of a note I sent to Bruce Nicholson,
(the optical supervisor on Star Wars)
inquiring about a job at a place called The Kerner
Company in San Rafael, CA. That place ended up
being Industrial Light and Magic and the project was
"The Empire Strikes Back", my first feature film credit.
(my reel was actually a reel of 16mm film!)