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Bruce Balton (1957–2013)

Bruce Balton began in the TV business as a grip in the New York City area in the late 1970s. He specialized in camera motion as a dolly grip and crane arm grip. As the equipment evolved, Bruce began operating jibs in the 1990s. Throughout his 30-year career, Bruce worked on some of the most popular and watched programs and specials in the history ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

In This Corner... Boxing's Little Giants Camera and Electrical Department
(1992)
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards Camera and Electrical Department
(2008)
Guiding Light Camera and Electrical Department
(1952-2009)
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards Camera and Electrical Department
(2003)

Filmography

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 1952-2009 Guiding Light (TV Series) (jib camera operator - 1,421 episodes)
- Episode #1.15762 (2009) ... (jib camera operator)
- Episode #1.15761 (2009) ... (jib camera operator)
- Episode #1.15760 (2009) ... (jib camera operator)
- Episode #1.15759 (2009) ... (jib camera operator)
- Episode #1.15758 (2009) ... (jib camera operator)
 2009 Rescue Me (TV Series) (jib technician - 1 episode)
- Drink (2009) ... (jib technician)
 2009 The Human Family Tree (TV Movie documentary) (jib operator)
 2008 The Big Gay Sketch Show (TV Series) (camera operator - 8 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... (camera operator)
- Episode #2.8 (2008) ... (camera operator)
- Episode #2.7 (2008) ... (camera operator)
- Episode #2.6 (2008) ... (camera operator)
- Episode #2.4 (2008) ... (camera operator)
 2008 Throw It Down (Documentary) (jib camera) / (jib operator)
 2008 The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Salt Lake City and Dallas (2008) ... (camera operator)
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (jib operator - 5 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #2.4 (2008) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #2.3 (2008) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #2.2 (2008) ... (jib operator)
- Episode #2.1 (2008) ... (jib operator)
  Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TV Series) (additional photography - 2 episodes, 2007) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2007)
- Hit the Road (2007) ... (camera operator)
- Breakfast in Bed (2007) ... (additional photography)
- 10 Little Pumpkins (2007) ... (additional photography)
 2007 Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (TV Series) (jib operator - 5 episodes)
- Kimora Cam-Pain (2007) ... (jib operator)
- Kimora Knows She Cannes (2007) ... (jib operator)
- The Devil Wears Baby Phat (2007) ... (jib operator)
- Vanity Flair (2007) ... (jib operator)
- Episode dated 5 August 2007 (2007) ... (jib operator)
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2007 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (jib operator - 2007)
 2007 Surviving Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later (TV Special) (additional photography)
 2006 The 60th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2005 Casino Cinema (TV Series) (jib operator - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 August 2005 (2005) ... (jib operator)
 2005 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 2005 The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 2005 The Roots Present (Video) (camera operator)
 2004 Wickedly Perfect (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 2004 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- The Ali Family (2004) ... (camera operator)
 2004 Live! from Central Park SummerStage (TV Series documentary) (jib camera operator)
 2004 Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny (Video) (jib camera operator)
 2004 The 58th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 2003 The Tori Amos Custom Concert (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2003 CBS at 75 (TV Special documentary) (jib camera operator)
 2003 Last Comic Standing (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (jib operator)
 2003 Nashville Star (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 2003 The 45th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2003 Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 2002 Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 1996-2002 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) (jib operator - 1,193 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 June 2002 (2002) ... (jib operator)
- Episode dated 26 June 2002 (2002) ... (jib operator)
- Episode dated 25 June 2002 (2002) ... (jib operator)
- Episode dated 24 June 2002 (2002) ... (jib operator)
- Episode dated 21 June 2002 (2002) ... (jib operator)
 2002 Godsmack Live (Video) (jib camera operator)
 2001 Go-Go's from Central Park (Video documentary) (camera operator)
 2000 'N Sync: Live from Madison Square Garden (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 2000 Rolling Rock Town Fair Featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 2000 Live by Request: Trisha Yearwood (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 2000 Live by Request: Eurythmics (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 2000 Sheryl Crow: Rockin' the Globe Live (Video) (jib operator)
 1999 Woodstock '99 (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 1999 Winter Break (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 1998 Total Request Live (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 1997 An Evening with Harry Belafonte & Friends (TV Special) (dolly grip)
 1997 Premium Blend (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 1997 Sessions at West 54th (TV Series documentary) (camera crane operator)
 1997 The Chris Rock Show (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 1996 Aliens in the Family (TV Series) (dolly grip - 8 episodes)
- A Very Brody Tweeznax (1996) ... (dolly grip)
- Dissected and Neglected (1996) ... (dolly grip)
- Respect Your Elders (1996) ... (dolly grip)
- Too Good to Be True (1996) ... (dolly grip)
- You Don't Have a Pet to Be Popular (1996) ... (dolly grip)
 1996 Tony Bennett Live by Request: A Valentine's Special (TV Special) (jib camera operator)
 1995 Woodstock '94 (Video documentary) (jib camera operator)
 1993-1994 Unplugged (TV Series documentary) (dolly grip - 2 episodes)
- Stone Temple Pilots (1994) ... (dolly grip)
- Nirvana (1993) ... (dolly grip)
 1992 In This Corner... Boxing's Little Giants (TV Movie) (crane operator)
 1991 Breakfast with the Arts (TV Series) (jib camera operator)
 1991 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1990 Great Performances (TV Series) (grip - 1 episode)
- Hamlet (1990) ... (grip)
 1982 48 Hrs. (jib operator - uncredited)
 1977 Inside the NFL (TV Series) (jib operator - 2008)
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