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Shot with an iPhone, Indie Film Shows Life of Brothers – Movie Review

Film critic Joan Ellis of the Two River Times wrote this review about my new iPhone film. She picked up on and wrote about the advantage of documentary filmmaking with an iPhone. “With Brothers, Jack Ballo has filmed their story with … Continue reading

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Is Cinema Verite a Lost Art?

Cinema Verite, A Lost Art – Jack Ballo         This article is from NJ Stage magazine.  To view it in its original format click here        By Rosemary Conte                   … Continue reading

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Albert Maysles 1926 – 2015

If it wasn’t for Albert Maysles I would never have become a documentary filmmaker.  I always wanted to make documentaries but I hated the thought of researching, producing, film crews and all the lights, sound and action of formal filmmaking. … Continue reading

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This is DIY Filmmaking…

I just came across a few photos of me filming and thought that these pictures could give somebody a good idea of how simple filmmaking really is.  As you can see, there is no film crew on location with me. … Continue reading

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