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Jacob Ballinger, dual citizenship (USA/A), born in Austria ’74

Bio, facts

from 2015 founding “The Light Bridge” center of innovative lighting
from 2009 working for the company pani, constructing the Panigrip for „CRLS“
from 2006 theoretical work on new lighting approaches
from 2001 working as a freelance gaffer
from 1996 accepted at the viennese state film school in the camera department
from 1994 employed at the film and video production company brügger film
light and photography for the english books you & me, part 3 and 4 (langenscheidt longman, germany)
from 1989 circus school in austria

dual citizenship (american/austrian)

 

feature films (selection)

 

“Maikäfer flieg!” (kranzelbinder film) dop: e.testor, r: m.unger
“Nacht der 1000 Stunden” (amour fou film) dop: ch.berger r:w.wiedrich
by the sea” (universal pictures) dop:ch.berger r:a.jolie
“polt.” (epo films, austria) r: j.pölsner
“bad f…..” (mr-film,austria) dop: h.pirnat, r:h. sicheritz
werkstürmer” (novotny films,austria) dop: petra  korner, r:a.schmied
le grand cahier“ (hunnia films, hungary) dop:christian berger, r:j.szasz
ludwig II“ (bavaria pictures, germany) dop: christian berger, r: p. sehr
„das wunder von kärnten“ (graf film, austria) dop: thomas kiennast, r: h.prohaska
die wand“ (coop99, austria) dop: helmut pirnat, r:j.pölsler
„3faltig“ (mr-film, austria) dop: thomas kiennast, dir: h.sicheritz
jued suess – sympathie mit dem teufel“ (novotny film, germany) dop: charly koschnik, dir: o. roehler
„losing her”(purefilm, uk) dop: rain li, dir: j. killough
„innere werte” (peter stockhaus filmproduktion, germany) dop: sandra merseburger dir: j. schomburg
„the itty bitty titty committee” (power up filmproduction, usa) dop: christine mayer dir: j. babbit
„fallen” (coop99, austria, ) dop: bernhard keller dir: b. albert
grbavica” (deblokada, bosnia/coop99, austria) dop: christine mayer dir: j. spanic
„auswege” (v. austonomer frauenhäuser, austria) dop: tim tomicek dir: n. Kusturica

2001- 2013 numerous commercials and musicvideos

DoP’s (selection)
massimo battarelli, foxi bärenklau, christian berger, thomas benesch, kolia brandt, dennis crossan, dario
ferrer, andreas hutter, lazlo kadar, bernhard keller, thomas kiennast, petra korner, rain li, manuel mack, helmut pirnat, hans selikovsky, sven siegrist …

Fun stuff

doing the lightdesign for j.pölsner on “polt.”
„mission impossible 4“ (paramount pictures) designing the stunt rigs
„night and day“ (fox pictures) Salzburg crew
working on a lighting workshop in poland with christopher doyle and rain li

Work overview, Lightdesign, graphics:

Lightinstallations
„Ikraus“ in der Ubahnstation Burggasse Stadthalle (http://youtu.be/AS65Fjk0XBo), 2010
„ Rabbit at the Airport“ Crossmedia Project 2009-2010 (www.rabbitattheairport.com)
„Kontur“ Konturfestival Denmark, 2006

Written Works

two page interview in  “der kamermann 08/2013″  (working with the CRLS system)
„dynamic Lightcompositions“ based on W.Kandisky’s Texts
„Licht!“ Text for the Filmfestival Diagonale