Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Here's a video I recently completed for my job. I don't normally crow about stuff I do for work because, to be honest, it's usually pretty boring stuff (I do event video for a university; classes, lectures, meetings, etc).
This project was a little more fun and I'm pretty happy with the results. Say what you will about the subject matter, I think it looks pretty good and that's what I'm concerned with.

Microaggression in Academia from Edward Ballinger on Vimeo.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Secret Door screens at film fest

Apparently my short film, The Secret Door, screened at the Sharp Mountain Film Festival ( on Sunday night, April 25, 2010 at Sovereign Majestic Theater in Pottsville, PA. 

Go me.

Unfortunately I was not informed by the festival organizers that the movie had been accepted so I wasn't there to enjoy it.  (It's always been my policy not to go to festivals that don't accept my submissions.  For me that basically translates into not going to a whole lot of film festivals.)
Oh well...maybe someday I'll get to see my work screened; another time, another fest, another film.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Time Theft continues to destroy metal fans.

As of this moment the new Punkmonkey Pictures music video for Total Fucking Destruction's "Time Theft" stands at over 1400 views, most of them in one week.  The video has been featured on more than 30 metal zines and discussion forums from all over the world.  Kids are so hungry for it that it's been ripped from Youtube and re-posted all over the web; on Asian and European pages and on BitTorrent.
I'm feeling like a proud daddy.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The new TFD video totally fucking destroys the metal blogs

So, the interwebs are chattering about the new TFD music video, Time Theft, directed by me and captured with the help of my friend, Luke Ramer.
For a video artist such as myself, struggling away in obscurity, it's always gratifying to hear people react to my work with phrases such as "badass", "very good and professional" and "Awesome!"
I can't help but revel in the glory, just a little, however faint, imaginary and fleeting it may be.