Sinjun Balabanoff

Carlsbad, California

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About Me

Cinematographer / Photographer, I own a Panasonic GH5s and Canon 5d Mk. III. Extensive experience in documentary, interview, corporate, and short film work. Other equipment available includes various lenses, LED Lighting setup, Zoom H4n w/ LAV and Shotgun mics, and more.

I've worked for the San Diego Zoo and been a freelancer for over 7 years. Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated by the language of cinema and the composed image. Films like Blade Runner and the work of Kubrick were what really got me into it in my teenage years. Fiction and nonfiction films are important in opening people up to different perspectives and ways of life - there's always something new to see and discover.

I have been in the industry since 2009.

Sinjun Balabanoff's Cinematography Reel
Added on 12/4/2015

Reel highlighting some of my work over the last few years.


Director of Photography – Phenomenon
August, 2016 — September, 2016
Short Film – Daniela Arguello
Director of Photography – Abyss
April, 2013 — June, 2013
Short Film – Sinjun Balabanoff
Videographer/Editor – San Diego Zoo
October, 2017 — May, 2018
Corporate – San Diego Zoo


Sinjun has great visual instincts and his shots are absolutely beautiful. He's a pleasure to work with.

Melissa Collins-Porter

Work with Sinjun Balabanoff

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