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Steadicam Operator (2013 to present)

IATSE Local 600 / International Cinematographers Guild
Member, Steadicam Operators Association (workshop certified in 2016)
Available with GPI Pro sled and vest, Master Series arm, Teleprompter, G-Zoom broadcast zoom and focus controllers, wireless Bartech follow focus 


• 60th Annual Grammy Awards / CBS / Louis J. Horvitz

• Nickelodeon HALO Awards / Louis J. Horvitz

• Christian Cultural Center: Easter Sunday

• SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, various studio shows / ESPN

Selection Sunday Bracketology / ESPN

NFL Live Free Agency special / ESPN

World Cup Encore / ESPN

First Take, SportsCenter at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans / ESPN

The Gold Glove Awards / ESPN


Jib Operator (2011 to present)

IATSE Local 600 / International Cinematographers Guild
Available with Stanton Jimmy Jib Triangle up to 40 feet 

 

• Under the Tree / NYU student films / Max Evans

• Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunions / Alex Coletti, Lauren Quinn 

• I'm Still Standing: A GRAMMY Salute to Elton John / Leon Knoles

• New Year's Eve in Times Square / Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve / Kent Gordis Productions / Julie LoRusso, Dennis Rosenblatt

• Sesame Street

• Ink Master / Spike

• The Great Christmas Light Fight / ABC

• The Dr. Oz Show

• Global Citizen Festival / MSNBC

• Race in America: An MTV Discussion

• Meadows Music and Arts Festival / TIDAL / Lauren Quinn

• Hand in Hand: Hurricane Relief Telethon / Don Mischer

• Formula E New York City ePrix Host Feed / FOX / Aurora Media

• Macy's 4th of July Fireworks: Lady Antebellum / NBC / Joe DeMaio

• Build it Broke: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Town Hall / NY1

• Teen Mom OG Reunion / MTV / Brian Campbell

• Last Week Tonight with John Oliver / HBO 

• President Trump's First 100 Days Panel / NHK / Japanese public television

• The Challenge: Invasion Reunion / MTV / Joe Perota

• Christian Cultural Center – Black History Month and Easter productions
• Don't Make Me Over – the Dionne Warwick documentary
• Presidential Inauguration – Freedom Ball / Ryan Polito

• PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate videos / Grand Street Media

• Sports Nite, Daily News Live, various studio programs / SNY• Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame / Netflix

• Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive / Netflix / Ryan Polito

• Village Halloween Parade / NY1

• Championship Title Boxing / CBS Sports

• Montclair Jazz Festival / RDM

• PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate videos / Grand Street Media

• Project Runway / Lifetime

• Real Housewives of Dallas Reunion / Bravo / Bob McKinnion 

• [Inside] the Jazz Note feat. Wynton Marsalis / RDM

• NBA Combine / ESPN2 

• Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 / Netflix / Marcus Raboy

• Penn State Musical Theatre Spotlight / WPSU-PBS / Dan Balton 

• Copa America from Times Square / Univision

• W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro / Showtime / Morgan Spurlock 
• Comedy Central Presents Nikki Glaser: Perfect / Ryan Polito 

• Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris finale / NBC / Glenn Weiss 

• Village Halloween Parade / NY1

• David Tutera's CELEBrations / WE tv 
• The Walking Dead Season 6 Premiere at MSG / Alex Coletti 

• Pope Franics at the World Meeting of Families - Concert and Mass Philadelphia / ESM / Alex Coletti

• SEC Baseball Tournament / SEC Network / ESPN

• SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, Monday Night Football halftime,

      and other various studio programming / ESPN (2011 to 2017)

 

Techno Jib Operator (2018 to present)

Member, IATSE Local 600 / International Cinematographers Guild
Telescopic Techno Jib 24 – Arm retracts to 9 ft. and extends to 24 ft. reach

• Wild 'N Out / Steve Paley / MTV

 

Techno Jib Assist (2016 to present)

• Kevin Can Wait / CBS

• Chris Gethard: Career Suicide / HBO / Marcus Raboy

• Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga / Hamish Hamilton

• Project Runway / Lifetime

 

Jib Assist/Tech (2003 to present)

• Russian Doll / Netflix

• John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous / Netflix

• Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life / Netflix

• Chris DiStefano Live / Comedy Central

• Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril / Comedy Central

• Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up / Netflix

• 50 Central / BET

• The Match Game / ABC

• Ink Master Shop Wars Finale / Spike

• TEDGlobal>NYC

• Bruno Mars Live at the Apollo / CBS

• Showtime at the Apollo

• Univision Upfront

• Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction / HBO / Alex Coletti
• Live from Lincoln Center / PBS / Matthew Diamond

• Kevin Can Wait / CBS 

• Christmas in Rockefeller Center - Tree Lighting / NBC / Debbie Palacio

• TIDAL X Barclays Center / ESM / Alex Coletti

• Global Citizen Festival / Ken Ehrlich Productions

• Tom Ford Autumn/Winter Fashion Week Show / CS Films 

• Fordham University 175th Anniversary Convocation

• Hip Hop Honors / VH1 / Louis J. Horvitz 

• Democratic Candidates Debate, New Hampshire / MSNBC 

• New Year's Eve Game Time with Andy Cohen / NBC / Don Roy King 

• Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade / NBC / Ron de Moraes 

• Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn 

• Katie Fforde / ZDF Germany 

• Budweiser Made in America Festival / ESM / Alex Coletti

• NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS 

• The Inauguration of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio

• The Celebrity Apprentice season finale / NBC

• The Human Family Tree / National Geographic

• Inside the NFL promos / Showtime 

• Rescue Me / FX 

• The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 

• John Thomas Kelly Productions: Throw it Down 

• Game Time / TV Land 

• Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny / Rob Child & Associates 

 

Lead Studio Operator, ESPN (2011 to 2017)

Jib, Steadicam, Robotic, Pedestal Camera Operator, Video Operator

• ESPN studio shows such as SportsCenter, NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Monday Night Football halftime, Outside the Lines, College Football Live

• Video operator (lighting, remote IP cameras, robotic pedestals, routing, shading)

• Four years as designer/editor of the 500+ person Prod Ops dept. newsletter
• Three years experience as part-time master control operator, network AD

 

Handheld, Hard, Ped Camera Operator (2007 to present)

• Fight Night Live Boxing at Mohegan Sun / Linacre Media 

• Sony Alpha 9 product release press event / WorldStage 

• Bill and Melinda Gates Q&A / YouTube

• #140cuse Conference / Syracuse University 

• College Football / ESPN Regional TV

• CitrusTV News and Sports photog / Syracuse University 

• Drake and N.E.R.D. Block Party / Syracuse University Union

• Various weddings and events

 

Utility (2009 to present)

• The Wiz LIVE! on NBC setup 

• College Basketball and Football / ESPN 

 

Production Assistant (2010 to present)

• Dead Files / Travel Channel 

• Forensics on Trial / PBS Nova

 

Producer/Director

We Were Quiet Once (2013) - co-producer, editor, additional photography

— Feature-length documentary about how people on the ground in Pennsylvania reacted to the crash of Flight 93 on 9/11 in their backyard

— Aired on Pennsylvania PBS affiliates, 2016 

— 2013 Moondance Film Festival, audience favorite

— 2014 River Bend Film Festival

— 2014 Black Bear Film Festival

— Available on Amazon Instant Video

The Path Ahead (2009) - short documentary showcased by the Black Bear Film Festival, Orange Television Network, Syracuse Athletics

Controversy on the Delaware (2006) - short documentary honored by the Black Bear Film Festival and the History Channel

For Jib, Steadicam, Techno Jib, 

and remote head rentals

call Camera Moves at (570) 828-8882

Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,

Kaufman Astoria Studios

 

 

Education

• Syracuse University '11

BA - TV, Radio, Film and Policy Studies

CitrusTV general manager, 2010

 

• Delaware Valley High School '07

 

• Steadicam Operators Association Workshop, October 2016

 

Awards and Honors

• ESPN Visionary Awards for outstanding Steadicam and Jib work - 2015, 2016

• President's Volunteer Service Award - Bronze - 2014, 2015

• ESPN Standing O Award - for identifying efficiencies to access personnel and facilities schedules - 2014

• ESPN Standing O Award - as layout editor of the Production Operations newsleter - 2013

• CitrusTV Sports - Best Editor - 2011

• Syracuse University Award for Excellence by an Organization President (as General Manager of CitrusTV) - 2010

• Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar (2010)

• IATSE Local 600 - International Cinematographers Guild Scholarship Award - 2007

• National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Scholarship Award - 2007

 

 

 

Below:

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

GRAMMY Awards

W. Kaumau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro 

SportsCenter

New Year's Eve in Times Square

646-265-2620

ryan@ryanbalton.com

 

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