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Jib Operator

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

 

–2017–

• Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 Reunion / Alex Coletti

• Christian Cultural Center - Black History Month play
• "Dionne" – the Dionne Warwick documentary
• Presidential Inauguration – Freedom Ball / Ryan Polito

• Sports Nite, Daily News Live, various studio programs / SNY

 

–2016–

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

• Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame / Netflix

• The Great Christmas Light Fight / ABC

• 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

• Last Week Tonight with John Oliver / HBO 

• 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

• Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion / Bravo / Alex Coletti

 

–2015–

• 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)

 

Steadicam Operator

Member, IATSE Local 600 / International Cinematographers Guild
Member, Steadicam Operators Association
Completion of SOA Workshop, 2016
Available with GPI Pro sled and vest, Master Series arm, Teleprompter, G-Zoom broadcast zoom and focus package
• SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, etc. / ESPN (2013 to present)

Selection Sunday Bracketology (3/15)

NFL Live Free Agency special (3/15)

World Cup Encore (6/14)

First Take, SportsCenter at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans (2/14)

The Gold Glove Awards (11/13)

 

Techno Jib Assist

• Chris Gethard: Career Suicide / HBO / Marcus Raboy

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

• Project Runway / Lifetime

 

Jib Assist/Tech

–2017–

• Live from Lincoln Center / PBS / Matthew Diamond

 

–2016–

• 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 

 

–2015–

• 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 (2008–2014)

• The Inauguration of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio (1/14)

• The Celebrity Apprentice season finale / NBC (5/09)

• Genographic Project / National Geographic (7/08)

• Inside the NFL promos / Showtime (7/08)

• Rescue Me / FX (7/08)

• The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (6/08

• John Thomas Kelly Productions: Throw it Down (8/06)

• Game Time / TV Land (2005)

• Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny / Rob Child & Associates (8/03)

 

Lead Studio Operator, ESPN (May 2011 to Jan 2017)

Jib, Steadicam, Robotic, Pedestal Camera 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

 

Camera Operator (handheld and hard)

• Bill and Melinda Gates Q&A / YouTube (2/16)

• #140cuse Conference / Syracuse University (4/12)

• College Football / ESPN Regional TV (2010-11)

• CitrusTV News and Sports photog / Syracuse University (2007-11)

• Drake and N.E.R.D. Block Party / Syracuse University Union (4/10)

• Various weddings and events

 

Utility

• The Wiz LIVE! on NBC setup (11/15)

• College Basketball and Football / ESPN (2009-12)

 

Production Assistant

• Dead Files / Travel Channel (2/11)

• Forensics on Trial / PBS Nova (7/10)

 

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

— 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

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

• 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

W. Kaumau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro 

SportsCenter

New Year's Eve in Times Square

646-265-2620

ryan@ryanbalton.com

 

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