Take a leap forward and lunge into a unique, modern, and professional experience with our talented and enthusiastic crew

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UC San Diego

Triton Day Promo 2014

King's Hawaiian

Culinary Creations

Demo Reel

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I Love Poke Festival 2013

UC San Diego

Triton Day Promo 2014

King's Hawaiian

Culinary Creations

Demo Reel

Watch Balestra's Demo Reel!

Ilovemusubi.com

I Love Poke Festival 2013

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MEET THE TEAM


patrick

PATRICK BURTON

Co-Founder & Producer

specializes in cinematography, post-production and music composition

linda

LINDA SKEENS

Co-Founder & Producer

specializes in cinematography, creative writing, and production management

josh

JOSH MCMURTRIE

Camera Operator & Gaffer

specializes in photography and lighting

angela

ANGELA COLGAN

Production Coordinator & Editor

specializes in operations management

meir

Meir Chodakiewitz

Composer

specializes in music composition and production

joel

JOEL POLIZZI

Audio Engineer

specializes in recording and mixing audio

james

JAMES GILLCRIST

Camera Operator

specializes in camera equipment

taylor

TAYLOR CHAN

Associate Editor

specializes in non-linear editing software, specifically Final Cut 7 and Adobe Premiere.

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CALIFORNIA

Testimonials


I love working with the Balestra Entertainment team. They are extremely professional, yet have a very fun and creative style both in their working methods and final product. They produced over 4 [gorgeous] short films for ArtPower! at UCSD (San Diego's premiere arts presenting organization) on film related events. We are really proud of our events and Balestra captured the feel, experience and emotion of each event so beautifully.

Rebecca W. - San Diego, CA

Amazing people- amazing photography- amazing editing. So talented and professional. My husband and I were hesitant about hiring someone to film our wedding and we are so GLAD we had Balestra Entertainment do it! The film was so flattering and genuinely captured all of our love on our most special day. High quality for a very reasonable price. I recommend them to all.

Nikki M. - Encinitas, CA

We hired Linda and Patrick to capture our wedding day and they did an amazing job! Balestra was the last vendor that we hired because we weren't sure we needed and could afford a wedding videographer. Thank goodness we didn't pass on this opportunity and thank goodness we found Balestra. They captured all the best moments, the little details, the moments that we missed, well wishes from the guests and just the overall emotion of the day. About 2 weeks after our wedding they provided a short cinematic edit that I have watched over and over. Then a few weeks later we got the extended cut and it is even better. I am so thankful that we got to work with Linda, Patrick, and their whole crew and that they spent so much time on capturing and making sure our video was just right. So, if you are considering having a videography and not sure if you can afford it or need it, please consider Balestra and just go talk with them before you rule it out. You will not be disappointed.

Melissa H. - San Diego, CA

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About Us


BALESTRA

Balestra Entertainment was founded in July 2012 by local filmmakers, Patrick Russell Burton and Linda M. Skeens. "Balestra" is a fencing term which means to leap and lunge forward. To us, this is a perfect metaphor for our journey together. Take a leap with us into the world of creativity; open your mind and immerse yourself with the essence of your story and what makes it unique. Then lunge forward, with clean cut and professional execution, so that your video looks as special as you feel about it.