CINEMATOGRAPHY RESUME

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NORBERT SHIEH
Based in Los Angeles, CA 

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2035977/

ONE SHEET RESUME - PDF LINK

Previous commercial clients include: Wired Magazine, Siemens, Fallon, Jewel Toned, Picture Head and Trailer Park

 

SELECT CINEMATOGRAPHY CREDITS :

Feature Films

2017: THE LAST COMMUNIST (documentary, in post-production)
Director: Gorav Kaylan - Format: HD / Canon C-100's & Canon 5D's

2017: SHAOLIN FLYING MONKS TEMPLE (documentary, in post-production)
Director: Zanete Skarule - Format: 4K / Sony F5

2015: PRESENT COMPANY EXCLUDED (narrative)
Director: Jenny Hatchadorian - Format: HD / Sony FS-700
- Streaming on Amazon Prime

2014: TWO LUNES (narrative)
Director: Hui-Eun Park - Format: HD / Sony FS-100
- 2016 CAAM Fest (Narrative Competition), Austin Film Festival (Premiere)

2013: MAYBE GOD IS TALKING TO YOU (narrative)
Director: Mark Levine - Format: RED 4K / Scarlet
- Nominee for IndieWire’s “Project of the Week”

2007: THE MUSTACHIOED BANDIT MEETS HIS END (narrative)
Director: Paul Blair - Format: SD / Panasonic DVX-100A

 

Short Films

2017: BLUA (experimental)
Director: Carolina Charry Quintero - Format: HD / Blackmagic Cinema Camera

  • Slamdance Film Festival (Premiere)

2016: LILY (narrative)

Director: Angela J. Park - Format: HD / Blackmagic Cinema Camera

2016: OUR TIME (narrative)
Director: Arpita Kumar - Format: HD / Blackmagic Cinema Camera

  • Film Independent Project Involve Showcase

2016: A SUDDEN DEPARTURE (narrative)
Director: Theo Burtis - Format: HD / Sony A7s

  • Mindfield Film Festival - *Best Short Film: Diamond Award*

2015: VISIBLE SOUND (music documentary)
Director: Conor M. Keenan - Format: HD / Blackmagic Cinema Camera & Canon 5D

  • Nominated 2016 London International Filmmaker Festival - "Best Cinematography"

2014: HACKED CIRCUIT (documentary)
Director: Deborah Stratman - Format: HD / Canon C-300

  • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival - **Fascinations - Best Experimental Documentary Film Award**
  • Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival - **Best Experimental Film**
  • Ashland Indpendent Film Festival - **Best Short Documentary**
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival - **Best Sound Design**
  • Cinema Eye Honors shortlist - **Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking**
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam - **Tiger Awards Competition**
  • AFI Festival
  • Camden International Film Festival
  • Courtisane Festival
  • Crossroads Film Festival 
  • Edinburgh Film Festival
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
  • Images Film Festival
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • MoMA Documentary Fortnight
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • True/False Film Festival
  • Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival
  • Vienna International Film Festival

2014: ALICE - Chapter 6, Pig & Pepper (narrative)
Director: Logan Kibens - Format: HD / Blackmagic Cinema Camera

2013: EXORCISM (narrative)
Director: Joseph Mangat - Format: 35mm / Panavision

  • **The Focal Press Excellence in Filmmaking Award**
  • **Best Student Production by National Academy Television Arts and Sciences - PSW chapter**
  • Recipient of Fotokem's Student Film Grant
  • Recipient of The Kathleen Kennedy and Hayes Anderson Grant
  • Ohio Independent Film Festival

2013: MY HEART TURNS INTO A GRENADE / BUT ACHES FOR SUN (narrative segment)
Director: Hanul Bahm - Format: S16mm / Panavision

  • CalArts Thesis Film
  • Recipient of FotoKem and Panavision Production Grants

2013: PHOENIX (narrative)
Director: Jamie Naqvi - Format HDSLR / Canon 5D

  • CalArts Thesis Film
  • Boomtown Film and Music Festival - Beaumont, Texas.
  • Grand Junction Film Festival, Colorado

2012: UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE (experimental)
Director: Kelly Sun Kim, 16mm film / HD)

  • CalArts Thesis Film
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • LACMA9 Shorts Program
  • Torrance Art Museum

2012: DULCE (narrative)
Director: Janine Salinas - Format: HDSLR / Canon 5D

  • Boston Latino International Film Festival
  • LA Femme International Film Festival
  • Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

2011: EVERY DEATH HAS A STORY (narrative)
Director: Joseph Mangat - Format: HD / Panasonic AF-100

  • Athens International Film + Video Festival
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest **Nominated for the Golden Reel Award**
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival

2011: AYUMI’S WEDDING RING (narrative)
Director: Ching-ya Wang - Format: HDSLR / Canon 5D

  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

2010: BREACH OF ETIQUETTE (narrative)
Director: Mark Levine - Format: HDSLR / Canon 7D

  • El Lugar Sin Limites, Ecuador
  • LGBT Film Festival of Andalusia, Spain
  • LesGaiCineMad, Spain
  • Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
  • Festival Image+Nation, Montreal
  • Out Takes Film Festival, New Zealand
  • Young Artists Society, Norway

2010: DISCO DETECTIVES (narrative)
Director: Ken Peltan - Format: HDSLR / Canon 5D & 7D

  • Best of for San Diego 48-Hour Film Festival
  • Temecula Valley International Film Festival

2010: DULZURA (narrative)
Director: Rachel James - Format: HDSLR / Canon 5D

  • CalArts Thesis and FLIXUS Film

2009: FOLLOWER (narrative)
Director: Mark Levine - Format: HD / Sony EX3

  • Anthology Film Archives, NY
  • Boston LGBT Film Festival
  • Festival Image+Nation, Montreal
  • LesGaiCineMad, Spain
  • Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Toronto
  • SHOUT! Film Festival, Birmingham, AL
  • Vinokino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Finland

2009: RECONSIDERING THE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS OF IRVINE, CA... (documentary)
Director: Mario Pfeifer - Format: 16mm / Arri SR2

  • **Salon Video Art Prize London, 2011**
  • ATA Gallery San Francisco
  • Bilbao International Documentary Film Festival
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • The Chrysler Series, New York
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA]
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • IMAGES FESTIVAL, Toronto
  • KOW Berlin
  • Landesgalerie, Linz
  • Matt Roberts Art, London
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
  • Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
  • REDCAT, Los Angeles
  • Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid

 

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY CREDITS :

2013: DIAMOND ON VINYL (feature narrative)
Dir: J.R. Hughto - DP: Ki Jin Kim - Camera: Sony FS-100

  • Slamdance Film Festival
  • Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles - WINNER: Best Director, Best Ensemble Performance
  • Tacoma Film Festival
  • NewFilmmakers New York
  • Atlanta Underground Film Festival - WINNER: Best Feature Drama
  • Twin Cities Film Festival
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival
  • Belfast Film Festival
  • Syracuse International Film Festival

2012: JENNI MI AMOR (short narrative)
Dir: Abigail Severance - DP: Julie Kirkwood - Camera: Canon 5D

  • Antimatter, Vancouver
  • Curta Cinema, Rio de Janeiro
  • Mezipatra, Czech Republic
  • Outfest, Los Angeles
  • Frameline, San Francisco
  • Image + Nation, Montreal
  • Austin LBGT Film Festival
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • Houston Queer Fest
  • Tampa LBGT Film Festival
  • Boston LBGT Film Festival
  • Czech Television, Mezipatra program

 

CAMERA OPERATOR CREDITS :

2016: PROPHETS OF RAGE - "Killing in the Name Of" & Promos (concert video)(camera operator)
Dir. Karim Amir - Prod Co: The OTHRS & Noujaim Films

2016: DE LUX - "LA Threshold" (music video)(camera operator)
Dir. David Harris - Prod Co: Nonetheless Productions & Go Pro

2015: ATTICUS' ACTIVISTS (TV series short) (B-Camera Operator) 
Dir: Aldo Pisano - DP: Wey Wang - Prod Co: Vestege Media

2015: INTERWOVEN (feature narrative) (B-Camera Operator)
Dir: V.W. Scheich - DP: Wey Wang - Prod Co: RareForm Pictures

2013: DIAMOND ON VINYL (feature narrative) (+additional photography)
Dir: J.R. Hughto - DP: Ki Jin Kim - Prod Co: Independent Movie Company

2012: SUNSET STRIP (feature documentary)(concert & interview camera operator)
Dir: Hans Fjellestad - DP: Arlene Nelson - Prod Co: Steakhaus Productions

2012: DRINK INK. (TV Series) (camera operator) 
Series DP's: John W. Rutland & Andrew Wheeler - Prod Co: Citizen Jones 

2011: PICARESQUES (documentary short) (camera operator) 
Dir: Mariah Garnett 

2010: IN THE SAME BOAT (documentary short feature) (camera operator) 
Dir: Alfonso Chin & Jacqueline W. Liu - Prod Co: Rosetta Entertainment

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS :

Camera Systems: 

  • RED (Dragon, Epic, Scarlet)
  • ARRI (Alexa, SR2/3, BL, S)
  • Bolex (H16)
  • Blackmagic (2.5K, Pocket, 4K)
  • Sony (F3, FS700/100, EX1/EX3)
  • Canon (C300/100, 5D, 7D, Magic Lantern)
  • Panasonic (AF100, HVX200, DVX100)
  • 16mm (Cinema Products 16, Éclair NPR & ACL) 
  • Super 8mm


Software

  • Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Resolve, Color, Photoshop, Lightroom