FEATURED FILMMAKER: CINEMATOGRAPHER LISA WIEGAND!
Lisa Wiegand is a Detroit native, LA based cinematographer who has photographed award-winning independent features and television. She has been featured several times in American Cinematographer Magazine and has been awarded for “Excellence in Cinematography” by the American Society of Cinematographers. Her films have been distributed in theaters, on television, DVD as well as seen in festivals around the world.
“Dollhouse” Lisa was the main unit DP the 2nd season of Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” on Fox, starring Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz and Olivia Williams.
“24” The 7th season of Fox Television’s “24” features Lisa’s work as a 2nd Unit Director of Photography.
“The Assignment” (dir. Tim Nelson, Prod. Jeff Miller) – In post production and shot in Utah, the film stars Adam Baldwin, French Stewart and Linsey Godfrey and tells the story of a girl who finds out thru a homework assignment that her family isn’t who she thought they were.
“My Suicide” (dir. David Lee Miller, Prod. Eric Adams, Todd Traina, Harold Ramis) starring Gabriel Sunday, Joe Mantegna, Harry Shearer, David Carradine and Nora Dunn, about a high school student who announces in his video production class that he is going to commit suicide on tape for his final project. “My Suicide” won the Crystal Bear for best feature at the Berlinale 2009 festival and is continuing to win awards as it travels the festival circuit.
Lisa has worked extensively in film formats and is a pioneer in digital cinema, shooting her first digital feature in 1999. She has shot features with Panavision’s Genesis System, The Thompson Viper and Sony’s F-900 and has worked with The Red and other HD systems. The second season of Fox’s “Dollhouse” is being shot in HD on the Panasonic Varicam using the P2 card workflow.
Lisa taught cinematography at The American Film Institute, UCLA, and Loyola Marymount Universities for several years. She also volunteers her skills to the Sundance Institute’s Filmmaker’s Labs.