#1: From interview [Women in Film, 2013]

 

   


LISA WIEGAND   ASC

 

Born: 1969, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, as Lisa Marie Wiegand.

Education: Wayne State University [graduated in 1989], Detroit; UCLA [1993-98; MFA in Cinematography; one of her teachers was doph Tom Denove]; American Film Institute [AFI] [1995; Masters Program in Cinematography].

Career: After many years of still ph and printing in her father's darkroom and shooting Super 8 films [e.g. 'Mommy, Where Do Ants Come From?'], Wiegand became interested in the art of motion pictures. Graduating summa cum laude with a degree in film and television from Wayne State University, Wiegand worked at the Magic Bag Theatre before being hired as a production assistant at Detroit's Midwest Video, where she ended up directing three-camera shoots on commercials and industrial films. 'But it wasn't what I wanted to do. So my mom and I started looking at film schools.' One of only 20 students accepted in the graduate program at UCLA, she signed up, as do most graduate students, in the directing program. The school then had no official course of study in cinematography. In 1995 she took a year off at the American Film Institute as a Cinematography Fellow. She returned to UCLA with the proviso that her thesis work be exclusively in cinematography. In 1997, Wiegand attended the Színház-es Filmmûvészeti Foiskola [Academy of Drama and Film, Faculty of Film and Television] in Budapest, Hungary, one of only 16 students from around the world who were invited that year to participate in the annual cinematography master class taught by László Kovács and Billy Williams. Graduated from UCLA in 1998. Her studies were partially funded by grants from the Motion Picture Association of America, The Hollywood Radio and Television Society, Federico DeLaurentiis and doph Owen Roizman.

Was co-c.op on reality tv-shows for VH1 [8-part series 'Celebrity Fit Club', 2004], Bravo ['Sports Kids', 2005], Discovery Health Channel ['National Body Challenge 2006'], etc.

Ph music videos. Directed & ph 40 videos showing new products of the Ford Motor Company.

Active as cinematography professor at California State University [Long Beach], UCLA [Beginning Digital Filmmaking, 2006], American Film Institute, AMC Movie Academy & Loyola Marymount University [Los Angeles].

Member of the ASC since 2014.

Awards: ASC 'Karl Struss Heritage Award' [1998]; UCLA FF 'Best Cinematography' [1999] for 'Jornada del Muerto'; Women in Film Chicago 'Focus Award' [2013].

Website: Lisa Wiegand


 

 FILMS

1996

Inertia [Michael Alberts] c; short/15m

1996

Shopping for Fangs [Quentin Lee & Justin Lin] c

1997

Jornada del Muerto [Matthaeus Szumanski] 16mm/c; short/28m; prod UCLA

1997

Ugly People in L.A. [Marc Lempert] c; short/?m; addph: Eric Grush; prod UCLA

1997

The Fledglings [Jessica Ann Bortman] ?; short/?m; prod UCLA

1997

The Eulogist's Opera [John Solomon] 16mm/?; short/?m; prod UCLA

1997

Last Impressions [Marc Marriott] ?; short/?m

1998

Boy Next Door [Carl Pfirman] 16mm/c; short/13m; prod UCLA

1998

Dean Quixote [Orion Walker] c

1999

Eastside [Lorena David] c

1999

Angel's Door [Nicole Parrish] c; short/30m; prod UCLA; filmed April-December

1999

Love, Mother [students Indian Springs High School] c; short/?m; cph: Bengt Jonsson

1999

Clara [Helga Oswald] c; short/27m; addph; ph: Arturo Smith

2000

Odessa [Amy Lyndon] c; short/27m

2000

Fish in a Barrel [Kent Dalian] dv/c

2001

Outta Time/The Courier/Out of Time [Lorena David] c; 2uc: Igor Meglic

2001

The New New World [Joel Ides] ?; short/?m

2001

Roberta Loved [Q. Allan Brocka] 16mm/c; short/24m

2001

Scrambled/The Space Between [John Di Minico] HD-to-35mm/c

2002

Boy Trouble [Rena Ferrick Henley] 16mm/?; prod UCLA (?)

2002

Cherry Bomb [Jim Ransweiler] dv/c

2002

AMP [Chris Rossi] dv/c; short/?m; based on C. Rossi's one act play

2002

Totally Sexy Loser [Jason Schafer] dv/c; addph: Eric Leach

2002

Seventy [Q. Allan Brocka] DVcam/c; short/8m

2003

Good Thing/Good Stuff [Keshni Kashyap] s16-35bu/c; short/19m; prod UCLA

2003

Eating Out [Q. Allan Brocka] DigiBeta/c; ph Los Angeles; ph: Keith J. Duggan

2003

Glutton Falls [Dean Cameron] dv/c; short/5m

2003

Death to the Supermodels [Joel Silverman] c; addph; ph: William MacCollum

2004

The Bulls [Eric Stoltz] s16/c; short/18m

2004

Get the Dime [Stephen Nichols] HD/c; short/28m

2004

Barbara Jean [Mischa Livingstone] DigiBeta/c; short/22m

 

"Little Athens"

 

2004

Little Athens [Tom Zuber] s16+s35-to-s35/c

2004

Niagara Motel [Gary Yates] c; addph; ph: Ian Wilson

2004

The Gits [Kerri O'Kane] 16mm/c; mus doc/78m; co-addph; ph: Sean Kirby; ph live perf footage (1993): Robert Bennett; finalized version released in 2007

2005

A Little Night Fright [Mischa Livingstone] c; short/3m

2005

Conversations [ep 'Virginia Madsen' interv by Todd Amorde, 'Laura Linney' interv by Lee Garlington (LG), 'Shirley Jones & Marty Ingels' interv by LG & 'Joe Mantegna' interv by Marcia Smith] interview series; for the Screen Actors Guild; cph: Tanja Koop, Christian Robinson & Francisco Martinez; filmed February & April; not for broadcast or general release

2005

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade [Lincoln Ruchti] HD/c; doc/90m; filmed April-September

2005

Go Fore the Green: Lessons in Business Golf [?] training DVD

2005

Conversations [ep 'Maria Bello' interv by Camryn Manheim & 'Fionnula Flanagan' interv by Sabra Williams] interview series; cph: Bryan Donnell & Tanja Koop; filmed December; see 2005 (above)

2006

Conversations [ep 'Bill Hayes & Susan Seaforth Hayes' interv by Robert Clary] interview series; cph: Tanja Koop; filmed 12 January; see 2005

2006

My Suicide [- A Self-Inflicted Comedy] [David Lee Miller] HD/c; cph: Angie Hill; addph: Joe di Gennaro

2006

Conversations [ep 'Ron Perlman' interv by Michael Bofshever, 'Dom DeLuise' interv by Todd Amorde (TA), 'Nina Foch' interv by TA & 'Michael Madsen' interv by Anthony DeSantis] interview series; cph: Tanja Koop; filmed February, April & May; see 2005

2006

Eating Out 2 [: Sloppy Seconds] [: Different Rocks] [Phillip J. Bartell] dv-to-35mm/c

2006

Cornelius [Giovanny Blanco] mdv/b&w; + small part

 

With 1st c.asst Mike Skor - "Adventures of Power"

 

2006

Adventures of Power [Ari Gold] s16/c; ph New York: Darren Lew; 2uc: Mike Barnett; addph 2u New York: Denise Bailie; filmed September 2006-October 2007

2006

Pageant [Stewart Halpern & Ron Davis] c; doc/95m; 2uc; ph: Clay Westervelt

2006

Look Us in the Eye: The Old Women's Project [Jennifer Abod] c; doc/25m; cph: Genevieve Vaughn & J. Abod

2006

IAS: A Search for Hope [Paul Bartholomew] c; short/10m

2007

Casting Pearls [Andrea James] HD/c; short/7m

2007

Lez Be Friends [Glenn Gaylord] c; 70m; spph: Nick Saglimbeni

2007

Ode to Lost Love [Mischa Livingstone] c; short/2m

2007

The Dungeon Masters [Keven McAlester] c; doc/87m; co-addph; ph: Lee Daniel

2007

Bob Funk [Craig Carlisle] HD/c

2008

Jennie Tran (Not Her Real Name) [Aldo Velasco] c; short/8m

2008

The Assignment [Timothy J. Nelson] HD (Genesis)/c; 2uc: Matthew Williams

2009

Mayfly [Michael Bodie] HD/c; short/16m

2010

Sacramento - A Family Fable [Michael Bodie] HD/c; short/19m; M. Bodie's UCLA thesis film

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

2003

Storyline Online [ep #3.2 (9m) 'The Polar Express', #3.5 'When Pigasso Met Mootise' (7m) & #3.6 (11m) 'Dad, Are You the Toothfairy?' dir by Clay Westervelt] online streaming series, 2001-present; 3rd season, 2003; for the SAG (Screen Actors Guild)-AFTRA Foundation's children's literacy website, Storyline Online

2003

Porno Valley [Q. Allan Brocka] 13-part doc series; other ph: Bryan Donnell & Ruben Russ

2004

Your Reality Checked [Donny Jackson] reality series; for Fine Living-tv

2006

National Body Challenge [?] doc reality series; cph: Jesse Feldman; for Discovery Health Channel

2007

Wedding Central [various] 14-part reality series, 2007-08; for Women's Entertainment Television

2008

Night Life [Zach Braff] pilot; 2uc; ph: Rodney Charters; for FOX-tv

2008

24 [ep #145 'Day 7: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.' dir by Jon Cassar (JC), #146 'Day 7: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.' dir by JC, #147 'Day 7: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.' dir by Brad Turner (BT), #148 'Day 7: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.' dir by BT, #149 'Day 7: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.' dir by JC, #150 'Day 7: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.' dir by JC, #151 'Day 7: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.' dir by Milan Cheylov (MC) & #152 'Day 7: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.' dir by MC] 204-part series, 2001-10 & 2014; 7th season, 2009 (24 ep); addph; ph: Rodney Charters

2008

Deliver Me [3 ep dir by various] 26-part reality series, 2008-09; 1st season, 2008; for Discovery Fit & Health

2009

Deliver Me [ep #2.10 'Word to the Wise' dir by ?] 2nd season, 2009; cph: Robert Jolley; see 2008

2009

Sundance Institute Directors Lab Series [Michael Bodie] 8-part (x 6m) YouTube doc web series/HD (Canon GL-1 & XL-H1); cph: Mikiko Sasaki; prod Sundance Institute

2009

The Little Couple [ ep #10-11 'Hawaii Here We Come (Part 1 & 2)' dir by ?] special (2009) + reality series/HD, 2009-present; 1st season, 2009 (14 ep); for The Learning Channel (TLC)

 

"Dollhouse" - photo by Adam Taylor

 

2009

Dollhouse [13 ep (#14-26) dir by various] unaired pilot + 26-part (1 unaired: #1.13 'Epitaph One') series, 2009-10; 2nd season/HD (Panasonic VariCam 3700), 2009-10 (13 ep)

2010

Detroit 1-8-7 [17 ep dir by various] 18-part series/HD (Panasonic VariCam 3700 + Canon EOS 7D), 2010-11; other ph: J. Michael Muro (pilot)

2011

Necessary Roughness [ep #2-12 dir by various] 38-part series/HD, 2011-13; 1st season (12 ep), 2011; 2uc: Ross Sebek (#2-12) & Mike McGowan (#3); other ph: Russell Lee Fine (pilot)

2012

Chicago Fire [pilot dir by Jeffrey Nachmanoff + 23 ep (#2-24) dir by various] series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012-present; 1st season (24 ep), 2012-13; ep #23 (1.23) 'Let Her Go' (dir by Joe Chappelle) served as a backdoor pilot for the drama series 'Chicago P.D.'

2012

Wedding Band [ep #2-10 dir by various] 10-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012-13; other ph: Giovani Lampassi (pilot)

2013

Chicago Fire [21 ep dir by various] 2nd season (22 ep), 2013-14; other ph: Jayson Crothers; see 2012

2014

Chicago Fire [16 ep dir by various] 3rd season, 2014-15 (23 ep); ep #65 (3.19) 'I Am the Apocalypse' (dir by Joe Chappelle) served as a backdoor pilot for the drama series 'Chicago Med'; see 2012

2015

Detroiters [John Solomon] pilot; followed by series, 2017; for Comedy Central

2015

American Crime [10 ep dir by various] series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2015-present; 2nd season, 2016 (10 ep); uncred 2uc: Tari Segal

2016

Chicago Justice/Chicago Law [ep #1 'Fake' dir by Donald Petrie + ep dir by various] series/HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus), 2017; the backdoor pilot for this drama series was ep #59 (3.21) 'Justice' (d: Jean de Segonzac; ph: Rohn Schmidt) of the series 'Chicago P.D.'

2016

Sensory [Sam Miller] pilot; for CBS-tv

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

2001

Smash [1 ep dir by Leslie Greif (?); tv-series] c.op; ph: Scott Kevan (?)

2003

Deep Into the Water [Elisa Mishto; short] voice; ph: Ghalib El-Khalidi; prod Film and TV Workshops, Maine

2005

Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman [exec prod: Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato; tv-special/60m] c.op; ph: Damon Hennessey & Clay Westervelt; for Lifetime-tv

2006

Welcome to the Parker [various; 8-part doc reality tv-series] co-c.op; ph: Jacob Pinger; for Bravo-tv (2007)

2007

Cleaner [Renny Harlin] c.op 'c' cam; ph: Scott Kevan

2008

Jingles [?; 8-part reality tv-series] c.op; ph: ?; for CBS-tv

2009

Dollhouse [ep #13 'Epitaph One' dir by David Solomon; tv-series; 1st season/35mm] c.op 'b' cam; ph: Rodney Charters; see Television

2009

Washington Field [Jon Cassar; tv-pilot] c.op 'c' cam; ph: Rodney Charters; for CBS-tv

2010

Biography [ep 'Tyra Banks' & 'Ellen DeGeneres'; doc tv-series] co-cam; ph: Mai Iskander