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Rob Balton

Rob Balton is known for his work on The 66th Annual Tony Awards (2012), The Sound of Music Live! (2013) and The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015). See full bio »

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Known For

The 66th Annual Tony Awards
The 66th Annual Tony Awards Camera and Electrical Department
(2012)
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live! Camera and Electrical Department
(2013)
The 87th Annual Academy Awards
The 87th Annual Academy Awards Camera and Electrical Department
(2015)
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveShow
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveShow Camera and Electrical Department
(2007)

Filmography

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 2018 Showtime at the Apollo (TV Series) (camera operator - 2018) (pre-production)
 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 (TV Movie) (technocrane operator)
 2017 Ink Master (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Shop Wars Finale (2017) ... (jib operator)
  Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2013) (jib operator - 1 episode, 2017) (stage jib operator - 1 episode, 2014)
- Falsettos (2017) ... (jib operator)
- New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma (2013) ... (camera operator)
- Camelot (2008) ... (camera operator)
 2017 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Movie) (jib operator)
 2017 Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2017 Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (TV Special documentary) (techno jib operator - as Rob Ballon)
 2017 The 89th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator - as Rob Ballon)
 2017 Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2017 The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (camera operator - as Rob Ballon)
 2016 Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come (TV Special documentary) (techno jib)
 2016 Michael Che Matters (TV Special) (jib operator - as Robert Balton)
  The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (camera - 12 episodes, 2010 - 2016) (camera operator - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008)
- Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2016) ... (camera)
- Donizetti's Roberto Devereux (2016) ... (camera)
- Berg: Lulu (2015) ... (camera)
- Shostakovich: The Nose (2013) ... (camera)
 2016 2016 Global Citizen (jib operator)
 2016 Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2016 Vevo Presents: Ariana Grande (Video short) (camera operator)
 2016 The 88th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2016 The 58th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Movie) (camera operator: segment 'Hamilton')
 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show (TV Short) (jib operator)
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie) (techno jib operator)
 2015 Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance (TV Series) (jib cam operator - 1 episode)
 2015 Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2015 2016 Miss America Competition (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2015 The Half Hour (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Must CC: The Half Hour (2015) ... (camera operator)
 2015 The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2015 International Jazz Day (camera operator)
 2015 The 87th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera)
 2014 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Special) (jib)
 2014 Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera)
 2013 The Sound of Music Live! (TV Movie) (camera)
 2013 New York Philharmonic: Philharmonic 360 (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2013 Made in America (Documentary) (jib operator)
 2013 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2013 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Special) (jib)
 2013 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (Documentary) (camera operator)
 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (camera)
 2013 The Fight Game with Jim Lampley (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2013) ... (jib operator)
 2013 The 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera)
 2013 Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2012 The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2012 Chris Hardwick: Mandroid (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2012 The Mark Twain Prize: Ellen DeGeneres (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2012 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Movie) (camera)
 2012 The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2012 The 2012 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2012 The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator)
 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2011 The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2011 Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2011 Billy Gardell: Halftime (TV Special documentary) (jib operator)
 2011 Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2010 Fuse Presents Z100's Jingle Ball (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2010 Wishful Drinking (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator)
 2010 Taylor Swift: Speak Now (TV Movie documentary) (jib operator)
 2010 Elton John & Leon Russell Live from the Beacon Theatre (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2010 The 64th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2010 Video Games Live (TV Movie) (techno jib operator)
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2009-2010 Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (TV Series) (camera operator - 3 episodes)
- Bruce Springsteen: Part 2 (2010) ... (camera operator)
- Bruce Springsteen: Part 1 (2010) ... (camera operator)
 2009 Yes We Will! BET's Inaugural Celebration (BET) (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2009 Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2009 The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2009 Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2009 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2009 Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2009 Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices (TV Short documentary) (camera operator)
 2009 George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano (TV Special documentary) (camera operator - as Rob Ballon)
 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2009 The Apprentice (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- The Final Challenge (2009) ... (jib operator)
 2009 Rising Icons (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Chrisette Michelle (2009) ... (camera operator)
 2008 A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2008 New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2008 Christmas in Washington (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2008 The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS (TV Movie) (jib operator)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2008) (crane operator - 1 episode, 1993)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (camera operator)
- Pete Townshend's Psychoderelict (1993) ... (crane operator)
 2008 Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator: New York)
 2008 The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2008 A-List Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator - as Robert Balton)
 2007 Dave Attell: Captain Miserable (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2007 Jim Norton: Monster Rain (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2007 D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2007 Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveShow (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2007 American Inventor (TV Series) (jib operator - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #2.3 (2007) ... (jib operator)
 2007 Survivor (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Survivor: Fiji - The Reunion (2007) ... (camera operator)
 2007 Derren Brown: Trick or Treat (TV Series) (jimmy jib operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (jimmy jib operator)
 2007 Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show (TV Movie) (camera operator - as Robert Balton)
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator - as Robert Balton)
 2006 Dane Cook: Vicious Circle (TV Special documentary) (camera operator - as Robert Balton)
 2006 The 60th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator - as Robert Balton)
 2006 Music with Altitude (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Goo Goo Dolls in Breckenridge (2006) ... (camera operator)
 2005 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator)
 2005 Robert Klein: The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2004 Bar Mitzvah Bash! (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2004 2004 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2004 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (jib camera operator - 1 episode)
- Emma Goldman (2004) ... (jib camera operator - as Robert Balton)
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2003 Justin Timberlake: Down Home in Memphis - One Night Only (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2003 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (camera operator - as Bob Balton)
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2003 Dennis Miller: The Raw Feed (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2003 Guiding Light (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8855 (2003) ... (camera operator)
 2003 The 45th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2003 Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (camera operator)
 2002 Eddie Izzard: Circle (Video documentary) (jib operator)
 2002 Robin Williams Live on Broadway (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2002 Godsmack Live (Video) (jib camera operator)
 2001 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2001 The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2000 Marc Anthony: The Concert from Madison Square Garden (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator)
 2000 Putting It Together (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2000 Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator)
 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 1999 George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 1998 Tori Amos Live from NY (Video documentary) (camera crane operator)
 1998 Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 1997 Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Documentary) (second grip - as Robert Balton)
 1997 Garth Live from Central Park (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator)
 1997 The Chris Rock Show (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (camera operator)
  Unplugged (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 2 episodes, 1996) (crane grip - 2 episodes, 1993 - 1994)
- Tori Amos (1996) ... (camera operator)
- Alice in Chains (1996) ... (camera operator)
- Stone Temple Pilots (1994) ... (crane grip)
- Nirvana (1993) ... (crane grip)
 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (Video) (camera remote grip - as Robert Balton)
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