Mike Figgis interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Mike Figgis

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Mike Figgis discusses his 30-plus year career as director of such films as Stormy Monday, Leaving Las Vegas, and Timecode. Figgis reveals his passion for drama, innovation, and his unending desire to experiment within the realm of narrative filmmaking.

Figgis describes working with Nicolas Cage on crafting his Oscar-winning performance of an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas.

Figgis highlights the discovery process in shooting Timecode, and coordinating 4 simultaneous cameras on screen for the entire film.

Figgis shows off the "Fig Rig" camera stabilization system he helped develop, and discusses his frustration with larger camera equipment that lead to its invention.