Jean De Segonzac


Biography

Director, screenwriter, and cinematographer Jean de Segonzac is known for his cinéma vérité style and socially rooted documentaries. Beginning his career as a cinematographer for "Great Performances" in 1972, de Segonzac began working consistently in the '80s and 90s. Moving from television to feature films, his first major success as a cinematographer was on the Oscar-winning documentar...

Biography

Director, screenwriter, and cinematographer Jean de Segonzac is known for his cinéma vérité style and socially rooted documentaries. Beginning his career as a cinematographer for "Great Performances" in 1972, de Segonzac began working consistently in the '80s and 90s. Moving from television to feature films, his first major success as a cinematographer was on the Oscar-winning documentary "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt" about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. He then co-wrote the Peabody Award-winning "Road Scholar," chronicling the United States-spanning road trip made by journalist Andrei Codrescu and poet Allen Ginsberg. De Segonzac also filmed two thematically related documentaries, "Where Are We? Our Trip Through America" and "The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg." In 1994, he began working as the director of photography on the gritty police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street," making his directorial debut on it in 1996. Bringing his documentary style and sensibility to the show, de Segonzac easily transitioned to fiction, directing and serving as DP for other crime series, notably HBO's prison drama "Oz," in 1997. Carving his niche in reality-styled dramas, he began directing episodes of the procedural drama "Law & Order" and its spin-offs.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Lost City Raiders (2008)
Director
Code 11-14 (2003)
Director
Mimic 2 (2001)
Director
Ice (2000)
Director
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Director
Exiled: A Law and Order Movie (1998)
Director
Bad As I Wanna Be (1997)
Director
Road Scholar (1993)
Director

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Director Of Photography
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (1997)
Director Of Photography
Normal Life (1996)
Director Of Photography
Touch Base (1994)
Cinematographer
Confessions of a Sorority Girl (1994)
Director Of Photography
Shake, Rattle and Rock (1994)
Director Of Photography
Girls in Prison (1994)
Director Of Photography
Give a Damn Again (1994)
Cinematographer
The Music of Chance (1993)
Camera Operator
The Music of Chance (1993)
Director Of Photography
Road Scholar (1993)
Cinematographer
The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (1993)
Camera
Where Are We?: Our Trip Through America (1992)
Cinematographer
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Director Of Photography

Writer (Feature Film)

Lost City Raiders (2008)
Teleplay

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Other

Director (Special)

The Living Cathedral: Saint John the Divine (1994)
Director

Cinematography (Special)

Ultimate Weapon: The H-Bomb Dilemma (2000)
Camera
Eight Tray Gangster: The Making of a Crip (1993)
Director Of Photography
Eight Tray Gangster: The Making of a Crip (1993)
Camera
Death on the Job (1991)
Director Of Photography
Our Children at Risk (1991)
Camera
Brides: A Tale of Two Weddings (1991)
Camera
Borderline Medicine (1990)
Camera
Koppel Report: Drugs, Crime & Doing Time (1990)
Camera
Crack U.S.A. (1989)
Director Of Photography
China in Revolution, 1911-1949 (1989)
Camera Operator
Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt (1989)
Director Of Photography

Life Events

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