Lisa Wiegand, ASC -- Director of Photography

lisa-promo-picIn October of 2014 Lisa was invited to become the 12th female member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Since it’s pilot in early 2012, Lisa has been the Director of Photography on Dick Wolf’s NBC drama Chicago Fire, and is currently filming season three in Chicago.  The show revolves around the lives of firefighters and paramedics and features rescues based on true life events.  During the shooting of the first season of Chicago Fire Lisa shot a spin-off pilot Chicago PD, which is now in it’s second season on NBC. Chicago Fire was featured in both American Cinematographer as well as ICG Magazine.

In late 2012 Lisa was the DP on the musical comedy series, Wedding Band for TBS, starring Brian Austin Green. Earlier in 2012 Lisa was busy in Atlanta shooting the first season of Necessary Roughness, starring Callie Thorne, for USA Network.

In 2011, 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.  Lisa’s dedication to the craft of cinematography has led her to serve two consecutive terms on the national executive board of the camera guild’s union, Local 600. In 2014, she was admitted into the American Society of Cinematographers.

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