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ExperienceKevin Balling
7056 Railroad Grade Road
Todd, NC 28684
Home (336) 877-1128 Work (828) 262-2407
ballingkm@appstate.edu

Education: Ed.S., Educational Media, Appalachian State University (1982)
M.A. Educational Media, Appalachian State University (1981)
B.S. Psychology, Gardner-Webb University (1971)

Employment: Faculty, Dept. of Communication, Appalachian State University (1982- 2011)

Teaching Emphasis: Video Production 1 and 11, Television Studio Production, Audio
Production.

Professional Video
2008 “Bathanti” (work-in-progress) One-hour documentary profiling the writing of Joseph Bathanti.

2004 “HEMP AND THE RULE OF LAW” (54:45)
(Producer/Director/Camera/Editor/Writer)
A documentary that chronicles with the campaign to legalize hemp as a cash crop for American farmers.
SCREENINGS:
-Premiered at Rosen Recital Hall, ASU
-Asheville Film Festival, Asheville, NC
-Artivist Film Festival, Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA
-RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem
-Crest Theater, Sacramento, CA
-Hooker-Dunham Theater. Brattleboro, VT
-Wilshire Theater, Beverly Hills, CA
BROADCAST:
-Southern Lens Series, South Carolina ETV (Juried competition)
-North Carolina Visions Series, North Carolina Public Television (Juried competition)
-Free Speech TV (Dish Network)

1997 “BENEDICTION” (14 minutes) (Producer/Director/Camera/Editor)
SCREENINGS:
-Premiered in Valborg Auditorium, Appalachian State University, August, 1997
-N.C. International Film and Video Festival
-The Association of State Arts Councils annual convention
-Mint Museum statewide tour
BROADCAST:
-North Carolina PBS
-Selected for “Best of NC Visions”, a juried series on North Carolina Public Television

1992 “VOICES FROM THE GARDEN” (28:09) (Producer/Director/Camera/Editor) A documentary on the environmental and cultural effects of hydroelectric development on the lives of the Cree and Inuit of northern Quebec.

SCREENINGS:
-Premiered in Rosen Concert Hall, Appalachian State University, October, 1992
-Screened at a variety of international venues for The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and The Native Forest Network.
BROADCAST:
-North Carolina PBS
-National PBS (excerpted for the “Green Means” series presented by actor Danny Glover)
-ABC Nightly News (excerpted)

1990 “WHILE THE AGES ROLL ON...A MEMORIAL” (29 minute) (Producer/Director/Editor).
A documentary that depicts the lifestyle and religious practices of The Old Regular Baptists of Appalachia.
SCREENINGS:
-Premiered in Rosen Concert Hall, A.S.U., September, 1990
-The Appalachian Studies Annual Conference
-The American Folklore Society’s Annual Convention
-The NC Sociological Society’s Annual Convention
-Used as research by Robert DeNiro for the film “Cape Fear”
-Distributed internationally to private and institutional collections
BROADCAST:
-North Carolina PBS
-Kentucky PBS

1988 “STRANDS” (28 minutes)
A documentary that looks into the society’s obsession with hair fashion. (Producer/Director/Camera/Editor)
SCREENINGS:
-Premiered in Rosen Concert Hall, A.S.U. August 1988
-Fourth Place Documentary Winner at The Oswego International Film/Video Festival in New York.
BROADCAST:
-North Carolina PBS

1986 “DOC AND MERLE” (56 minutes)
A documentary on the lives and music of Doc and Merle Watson.
(Co-Producer/Director/Camera/Editor)
SCREENINGS
-Premiered at Farthing Auditorium, A.S.U., August, 1986
-The Atlanta Film/Video Festival (Honorable Mention Award)
-Red River Revel Film/Video Festival
-Distributed internationally to private and institutional collections
BROADCAST:
Regional PBS in Southeast

1990 “All The Kings Men”, a collaborative performance video with performance artist Catherine Altice.
-Presented at The Weatherspoon Gallery, UNC-Greensboro

OTHER TELEVISION PRODUCTION WORK:
2002 “THE COAL SUMMIT CONFERENCE” (Producer, Director, Camera, Editor)
Produced for Appalachian Voices. Proceedings of the Coal Summit Conference in West Virginia.
1996 “GOODBY MR. CHIPS”
Produced for Appalachian Voices. Depicts the impacts of wood chip mills on a small Pennsylvania town.
1986-1987 Co-Producer, Director Camera, Editor of six :30 Public Service Announcements for the Office of Public Affairs at Appalachian State University
-Broadcast on commercial television throughout North Carolina
-Winner of a Public Relations Society of America Case Award
-Winner of a Public Affairs Advertising Competition Award
1986-1988 Freelance camera operator for CBS, ESPN, Home Team Sports, Black Entertainment Television.
1983 Producer, “Face In The Crowd”. A music video for New York singer Phyllis MacBryde
-Broadcast on MTV and other music video channels
1979-1982 Producer/Camera/Editor of dozens of educational and instructional videotapes for the Instructional Technology Center, Appalachian State University.
1988 Co-Producer of a promotional video for Cierra Arabian Horse Farms
1988 Production assistant for a promotional video for IBM

Grants/Fellowships:
North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship for Video/Film (1996)
North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship for Video/Film (2008)
National Endowment for the Arts, Southeast Media Fellowship for Video/Film (1991, 1990)
The Foundation for Independent Video and Film (1990)
The Kaltenborn Foundation (1990)
Greenpeace (1992)
The Sierra Club (1990)
The North Carolina Arts Council New Works Grant (1987)
Berea College Appalachian Studies Grant (1990)
University Research Committee Competitive Grant (1990, ‘92, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, 2000, 2002)

Presentations:
2005 RiverRun International Film Festival, “Hemp and the Rule of Law”
2005 Asheville Film Festival, Asheville, NC- “Hemp and the Rule of Law”
2004 Rosen Recital Hall, Appalachian State University- “Hemp and the Rule of Law”
1997 Valborg Auditorium, Appalachian State University
EducationEducation: Ed.S., Educational Media, Appalachian State University (1982)
M.A. Educational Media, Appalachian State University (1981)
B.S. Psychology, Gardner-Webb University (1971)

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