Lisa Wiegand, ASC -- Director of Photography


Lisa Wiegand, ASC does not mince words. Her forthright approach shows in her gutsy shooting style. Never relying on the status quo, she and her loyal crew work hard to bring life to the script, dynamically moving to capture the subtlety of each new look. But when she’s on the job there’s always time for a joke, a jab, an infectious giggle – to keep it upbeat regardless of the pressure to make the day. It’s no wonder producers like Dick Wolf count on her to set the look for new shows and to keep her working on series after successful series.

Most recently, Lisa was the Director of Photography on Dick Wolf’s NBC drama LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS. Her collaboration with the “Wolf Pack” goes back to shooting the pilot and 66 plus episodes of CHICAGO FIRE, and the spin-off pilots CHICAGO PD and CHICAGO MED. She was also the DP on the first season spin-off CHICAGO JUSTICE . Chicago Fire and Chicago Justice were both featured in American Cinematographer Magazine.

In 2015 Lisa was fortunate to shoot two very different shows. The pilot of Comedy Central’s DETROITERS brought her to shoot in the familiar territory of her hometown of Detroit, MI. Later that same year Lisa travelled to Austin, TX to shoot the 2nd season of and John Ridley’s critically acclaimed AMERICAN CRIME.

In late 2011 Lisa was the DP on the musical comedy series, Wedding Band for TBS, starring Brian Austin Green. Earlier in 2011 Lisa was busy in Atlanta shooting the first season of Necessary Roughness, starring Callie Thorne, for USA Network.

In 2010, ABC’s police department procedural, Detroit 1-8-7, brought Lisa back to her hometown of Detroit to shoot 18 episodes starring Michael Imperioli for ABC. Her inventive and energetic camera-style was highlighted in a feature article in ICG Magazine.

Lisa was the DP of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse for FOX in 2009. Lisa had been a camera operator on one episode of the first season and was so well liked by Joss and Jed Whedon, as well as the series directing producer, David Solomon, that she was asked to come back and DP season two of the sci-fi action show. Her work on revamping the look of the show was featured in American Cinematographer. Before Dollhouse, Lisa had been shooting second unit for FOX’s hit show 24.

Prior to entering the television arena, Lisa shot indie features, documentaries and reality shows for 10 years. Adventures of Power, Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade and Omer Fast’s The Casting were three of her films that premiered at the Sundance Festival from 2007 thru 2009. Archie’s Final Project (aka “My Suicide”) was also extremely successful on the indie festival circuit and is a feature film that explores the tragedy of teenage suicide.  Many of the low budget comedies and action films from Lisa’s early career are still featured as late-night cable programming.

Lisa came to Los Angeles to pursue cinematography in 1993. She received graduate degrees in cinematography from both UCLA and AFI.  Her student body of work was awarded an Excellence in Cinematography award from the ASC in 1998. During the years directly after Lisa’s graduation, she was an adjunct cinematography professor at UCLA, AFI and Loyola Marymount University.  In 2014, she was admitted into the American Society of Cinematographers.

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