Lisa Rinzler

Director of photography, Director, Camera assistant
As one of a handful of successful female directors of photography, Lisa Rinzler has become established for her direct, no-nonsense work in such independent films as the Hughes Brothers' "Menace II Society" (1993) and ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1955 in New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (43)

The 50 Year Argument 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Cinematographer

The Lennon Report 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

30 Beats 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Drunkboat 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God 2012 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

An Invisible Sign 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Public Speaking 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Photography

The Sleep Dealer 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Year of Getting to Know Us 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gardener of Eden 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Night Listener 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The War Within 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Drum 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lightning in a Bottle 2004 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Rick 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Reflections From Ground Zero 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

The Soul of a Man 2003 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Love Liza 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Guys 2002 (Movie)

Additional 16mm Photography (Photography)

Welcome to Collinwood 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Confessions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Camera

Pollock 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Buena Vista Social Club 1999 (Movie)

(New York crew) (Director of Photography)

Three Seasons 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lisbon Story 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Trees Lounge 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dead Presidents 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

No Sense of Crime 1995 (Movie)

(Photography)

Black Kites 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Menace II Society 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Teach 109 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

True Love 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Forever, Lulu 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

John Huston & The Dubliners 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

I Was a Teenage T.V. Terrorist 1984 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Seeing Red 1984 (Movie)

(Assistant Camera Operator)

Sessions 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Camera Assistant

Eddie and the Cruisers 1983 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

Conversations With Willard Van Dyke 1980 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

Guncrazy (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer (TV Show)

Assistant Camera Operator
Director (1)

Death By Unnatural Causes 1990 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography 1993 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Biography

As one of a handful of successful female directors of photography, Lisa Rinzler has become established for her direct, no-nonsense work in such independent films as the Hughes Brothers' "Menace II Society" (1993) and Steve Buscemi's "Trees Lounge" (1996).

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute

New York , New York
attended for two years before transferring to NYU

New York University

New York , New York 1978
received a Louis B Mayer Fellowship in cinematography

Milestones

1999

Provided the crisp, haunting images for "Three Seasons", the first American independent film to be shot in Vietnam

1996

Was director of photography for Steve Buscemi's feature directorial debut "Trees Lounge"

1995

Earned particular notice for her work on Wim Wenders' "Lisbon Story" (released in USA in 1997)

1995

Reteamed with the Hughes for "Dead Presidents"

1993

Breakthrough feature work as director of photography for the Hughes Brothers' "Menace II Society"

1992

Interviewed in documentary "Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography"

1991

Directed short film "Death by Unnatural Causes"

1987

First credit for cinematography, "I Was a Teenage T.V. Terrorist"

1981

First credit as camera assistant, "Conversations with Willard Van Dyke"

Began shooting short films and documentaries, including Wim Wenders' "Reverse Angle" and two shorts directed by Robert Mapplethorpe

Raised in New Jersey

Originally intended to be a painter; attended art school; decided to become a cinematographer; switched schools and majors

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