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Ryan Balton

New York, New York

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About Me

Jib, Steadicam, Techno, Drone, Remote Head/Robo Camera Operator

Highlights of my credits as a camera operator and technician include:
• Live entertainment events — GRAMMY Awards, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, MTV Video Music Awards, New Year's Eve in Times Square, Super Bowl Halftime Shows
• Music — Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, James Blunt, TIDAL Festivals, TRL on MTV
• Studio shows — Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, SportsCenter, VICE Live
• Reality — Great Christmas Light Fight, Project Runway, Real Housewives, Teen Mom
• Comedy — Dana Carvey, Dave Chappelle, Leslie Jones, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Tracy Morgan, Patton Oswalt, Colin Quinn
• Episodics/sitcoms — Sesame Street, Kevin Can Wait, Happy!
• Corporate — NY Auto Show, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony

Following in the footsteps of a generation of Baltons in film and TV, I've spent my entire life behind the camera — I was building jibs before I was building Legos! This led me to Syracuse University, where I earned a dual degree in TV/Radio/Film and Policy Studies, and served as general manager of the student TV studio, CitrusTV. Spearheading CitrusTV's transition to HD and expansion project landed me an internship at ESPN, where I was a jib and Steadicam operator on studio shows such as Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, and SportsCenter for several years before embarking on a freelance career.

I have been in the industry since 2004.

Credits

Jib Assistant – The Standups

August, 2021 — August, 2021
Online – Netflix

Jib Operator – The Last Drive-In

August, 2021 — August, 2021
Online – Shuddr

Jib Operator – Sports Humanitarian Awards

July, 2021 — July, 2021
Television – ESPN

Jib Assistant – ESPY Awards

July, 2021 — July, 2021
Television – ESPN

Jib Operator – Drone Racing League

July, 2021 — July, 2021
Live Event – NBC Sports

Jib Assistant – A Capitol Fourth

July, 2021 — July, 2021
Television – PBS

Jib Operator – Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

June, 2021 — July, 2021
Television – NBC

Steadicam Operator – Bloomberg News

May, 2021 — November, 2021
Television –

Jib Operator – NBA Countdown

May, 2021 — June, 2021
Television – ESPN

Steadicam Operator – Backstage on Broadway: A Soulful Spring

April, 2021 — April, 2021
Online – Chase Private Client

Steadicam Operator – Verzuz: Redman vs. Method Man

April, 2021 — April, 2021
Online – Instagram

Jib Assistant – Golden Globe Awards

February, 2021 — February, 2021
Television – NBC

Jib Operator – Philadelphia 76ers

December, 2020 — March, 2021
Live Event –

Jib Operator – Black Entrepreneurs Day

October, 2020 — October, 2020
Online – Chase

Jib Operator – Wyclef Jean Live at the Apollo Theater

September, 2020 — September, 2020
Live Event – ADCOLOR

Jib Assistant – Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

July, 2020 — July, 2020
Television – NBC

Jib Operator – Virtual Essence Festival: Patti LaBelle

June, 2020 — June, 2020
Live Event –

Jib Operator – Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It!

February, 2020 — March, 2020
Television – HBO Max

Jib Operator – Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour

February, 2020 — February, 2020
Live Event –

Jib Operator – Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back

February, 2020 — February, 2020
Television – FOX

Steadicam Operator – NBA 2K League eSports Draft

February, 2020 — February, 2020
Live Event –

Jib Assistant – Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show with Shakira and J Lo

January, 2020 — February, 2020
Television – Touchdown Entertainment

Steadicam Operator – The Tamron Hall Show

October, 2019 — May, 2021
Television – ABC

Jib operator – Tamron Hall Show

September, 2019 — September, 2019
Television – ABC

Techno jib assistant – Patton Oswalt: I Love Things

September, 2019 — September, 2019
Television – Netflix

Steadicam operator – Leslie Jones: Time Machine

September, 2019 — September, 2019
Live Event – Netflix

Jib operator – Ben Platt at Radio City

September, 2019 — September, 2019
Live Event –

Steadicam operator – Drew Barrymore Talk show sales video

August, 2019 — August, 2019
Other – CBS

Jib operator – Taylor Swift Lover’s Lounge Live

August, 2019 — August, 2019
Live Event – Alex Coletti

Jib Assistant – A Capitol Fourth

July, 2019 — July, 2019
Television – PBS

Techno jib assistant – Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

June, 2019 — June, 2019
Television – Netflix

Jib operator and remote head operator – Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda

June, 2019 — June, 2019
Television – ABC

Jib operator – Tony Awards

June, 2019 — June, 2019
Television – CBS

Steadicam Operator – Bruce Springsteen Western Stars

May, 2019 — May, 2019
Music Video –

Jib operator – Blue Origin lunar lander reveal with Jeff Bezos

May, 2019 — May, 2019
Corporate – 4Wall

Steadicam operator – Solve It!

May, 2019 — May, 2019
Television – CNBC

Steadicam Operator – Genesis at the New York Auto Show

April, 2019 — April, 2019
Corporate – TV Tech

Steadicam Operator – VICE LIVE

February, 2019 — April, 2019
Television – VICE

Jib Assistant – Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show — Maroon 5

January, 2019 — January, 2019
Television – Touchdown Entertainment

Jib Operator – NBC’s New Year’s Eve

December, 2018 — January, 2020
Television – NBC

Jib Operator – Happy!

December, 2018 — December, 2018
Television – Syfy

Techno jib assist – Amy Schumer: Growing

December, 2018 — December, 2018
Television – Netflix

Steadicam operator – People’s Choice Awards

November, 2018 — November, 2018
Television – E!

Steadicam operator – Your Voice, Your Vote: 2018 Midterm Election Special

October, 2018 — November, 2018
Television – ABC News

Techno Jib Operator – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

October, 2018 — October, 2018
Television – Netflix

Steadicam Operator – Good Morning America

July, 2018 — current
Television – ABC News

Techno Jib Assistant – Wild ’N Out

June, 2018 — December, 2019
Television – MTV

Techno Jib Assistant – On the Record: 5 Seconds of Summer

June, 2018 — June, 2018
Television – Apple Music

Jib operator – Formula E Brooklyn ePrix

June, 2018 — June, 2018
Live Event – Aurora Media

Jib Operator – Red Nose Day

May, 2018 — May, 2018
Television – NBC

Steadicam operator – Easter Sunday

April, 2018 — April, 2018
Live Event – Christian Cultural Center

Jib Operator – Real Housewives of Atlanta

March, 2018 — March, 2018
Television – Bravo

Jib operator – I’m Still Standing: GRAMMY Salute to Elton John

February, 2018 — February, 2018
Television – Ken Ehrlich Productions

Techno Jib Assistant – Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

February, 2018 — February, 2018
Television – Netflix

Steadicam operator – GRAMMY Awards

January, 2018 — January, 2018
Television – Ken Ehrlich Productions

Jib operator – Sesame Street

December, 2017 — December, 2017
Television –

Jib operator – Dr. Oz

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Television – ABC

Jib operator – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Television – NBC

Steadicam operator – HALO Awards

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Television – Nickelodeon

Techno Jib assist – Kevin Can Wait

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Television – CBS

Jib operator – Meadows Music and Art Festival

September, 2017 — September, 2017
Live Event –

Jib operator – Global Citizen Festival

September, 2017 — September, 2017
Live Event –

Jib operator – Hand in Hand: Hurricane Relief Telethon

September, 2017 — September, 2017
Television –

Jib operator – Teen Mom

April, 2017 — April, 2017
Television – MTV

Techno Jib Assist – Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga

January, 2017 — February, 2017
Television – Touchdown Entertainment

Jib Operator – New Year's Eve Times Square

December, 2016 — January, 2017
Live Event – Kent Gordis Productions

Jib Assist – Christmas in Rockefeller Center / Tree Lighting

November, 2016 — December, 2016
Television – NBC

Jib Operator – The Great Christmas Light Fight

October, 2016 — November, 2019
Television – ABC

Jib Operator – Tracy Morgan: Stayin' Alive

October, 2016 — October, 2016
Television – Netflix

Jib Operator – Real Housewives of Dallas

June, 2016 — June, 2016
Television – TruTV

Jib Operator – Project Runway

June, 2016 — June, 2016
Television – Lifetime

Jib Operator – Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

May, 2016 — May, 2016
Online – Netflix

Jib Operator – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

April, 2016 — June, 2016
Television – HBO

Jib Operator – Real Housewives of Atlanta

February, 2016 — February, 2016
Television – TruTV

Steadicam Operator – SportsCenter

September, 2013 — January, 2017
Television – ESPN

Steadicam operator – NFL Live

February, 2013 — January, 2017
Television – ESPN

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