Norbert Shieh is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and cinematographer. His work includes experimental films that focus on perception and delicate observational narratives.Artist Bio
Preserves is a hybrid narrative/documentary that observes the process of making ”suan tsai” (a pickled mustard green that is a side ingredient to Taiwanese culinary dishes) and the individuals whose lives revolve around its production. Taking place in Central and Southern Taiwan, the film will combine observational documentary elements and narrative re-enactments to explore the growing conflicts over the scarcity of land on the island between agricultural, industrial and housing interests. With the trend in Taiwan to repurpose its farmlands for other uses, Preserves captures a way of life that is quickly transitioning and draws awareness to changes that modernization brings to culture through the viewpoint of food.
Los Angeles, CA
Norbert Shieh is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and cinematographer. His work includes experimental films that focus on perception and delicate observational narratives. His past film, Washes (2010), premiered at the New York Film Festival and won a Jury’s Citation Selection at the Black Maria Film & Video Festival. Another film by Shieh, Huan Dao (2010), premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. In addition, he has shot more than twenty short films as a cinematographer; these films have screened in venues such as the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Shieh received a BA in Visual Arts from University of California, San Diego, and recently completed an MFA in Film and Video at California Institute of the Arts.