George Wieser Director of Photography


Behind the lens


Combining artistry with expertise, George Wieser builds on his years behind the lens, both as a DP/cinematographer and as an accomplished still photographer. Following his education at Hunter College with Roy DeCarava and further studies at NYU, Wieser’s early achievements include the publication of over 20 books that feature his work, including “The New York Bartender’s Guide” (a best seller) and “Culinaria USA”.  Additionally, he launched a successful career producing both music videos and television commercials.


It was a logical next step for Wieser to expand his photographic repertoire to include the motion picture camera. Learning from masters in the field while inventing new techniques in the evolving world of HD digital cinematography, he quickly found himself in demand both on the sound stage and on location. Sensitive to the subtle nuances of narrative shooting while also passionate about tackling even the most ambitious shot, his toolset has grown over the years as an artist as well as a technician. Recently, Wieser has been requested for projects that allow him the freedom to direct the action while coordinating the camerawork.