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James Balsam

James Balsam is known for his work on Independence Day (1996), Armageddon (1998) and Predator (1987). See full bio »

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Independence Day
Independence Day Visual Effects
Armageddon Visual Effects
Predator Visual Effects
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 2001 Swordfish (motion control camera operator)
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds (motion control camera operator)
 1999 The Insider (motion control camera operator)
 1999 Inspector Gadget (motion control camera operator: second unit, DQI - as Jim Balsam)
 1998 Armageddon (mc programmer: motion control second unit, DQI - as Jim Balsam)
 1998 Deep Rising (motion control operator: motion control stage, Dream Quest Images - as Jim Balsam) / (motion control programmer: motion control stage, Dream Quest Images - as Jim Balsam)
 1997 Flubber (motion control camera operator)
 1997 Con Air (motion control camera operator - uncredited)
 1996 Independence Day (motion control camera operator: visual effects motion control unit)
 1995 Batman Forever (visual effects camera operator)
 1995 The Quick and the Dead (motion control programmer)
 1994 Almost Dead (motion control programmer)
 1993 Last Action Hero (motion control camera operator - uncredited)
 1989 The Abyss (motion control camera operator - uncredited)
 1989 Warlock (motion control camera operator: DQI - uncredited)
 1988 Earth Girls Are Easy (animation camera: DQI)
 1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (motion control camera operator)
 1988 Phantasm II (motion control photography: Dream Quest Images)
 1988 Short Circuit 2 (motion control camera operator)
 1988 The Seventh Sign (visual effects photography)
 1987 The Lost Boys (motion control camera operator - uncredited)
 1987 Predator (motion control technician)
 1987 My Demon Lover (animation cameraman)
 1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (motion control camera operator)
 1986 The Fly (motion control camera operator - uncredited)
 1986 Short Circuit (motion control camera operator)
 1986 X: The Unheard Music (Documentary) (visual effects)
 1985 Blazing Boards (optical effects and titles)
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