Eric Blackburn

Eric Blackburn

Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Steadicam Operator and Camera Operator

Thousand Oaks, California

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June 2015
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About Eric

Eric Blackburn is a former reporter/photojournalist for some of Southwest Florida’s leading broadcast news stations. WWSB-TV (ABC 7 Sarasota/Bradenton), SNN News 6 (Sarasota), and WTVT-TV (FOX 13 Tampa/St Pete). He began his career in the film industry working at the international camera house Panavision Hollywood, transitioned to broadcast news, and is currently a freelance steadicam/camera operator and acting CEO for the film and video production company BLACKBURNfilms.

Unique traits: NAUI Scuba Divers Certified (Open Water, Shipwreck), Media Hurricane/Disaster Operations Certified, FAA Aerial Photography/Videography Certified, State Bar Certified (Press Legal Rights), Editing (Avid, Dalet, Newcutter, FCP 7, FCP X, Photoshop, Pinnacle, Tape), ENG/SAT Live Truck Certified, AP ENPS Experience, NGS Switcher Experience


  • Fast 8

    Fast 8 (2017)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The plot is unknown at this time.

  • NYC Fashion Week "Tom Ford AW16"

    NYC Fashion Week "Tom Ford AW16" (2016)
    Live Internet Broadcas by InDigital Media Group Steadicam Operator Runway Show

  • Supergirl

    Supergirl (2015)
    Television (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Steadicam Operator The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

  • Heroes Reborn

    Heroes Reborn (2015)
    Television (Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Steadicam Operator The Supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await these newly empowered allies as they cross paths with some of the original characters, unlocking the mysterious fate of the universe and their place within it. Written by Heroes Rebirth

  • Ferrell Takes the Field

    Ferrell Takes the Field (2015)
    TV Movie (Documentary, Comedy and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department In the Spring of 2015 Comedian Will Ferrell played 10 positions for 10 Major League Baseball teams - all on the same day. Ferrell spent one day as a player in MLB's Arizona "Cactus League". 10 teams, 10 positions, 10 uniforms... 1 glorious day. What could possibly go wrong? Written by BrentSamo

  • Fast & Furious: Supercharged

    Fast & Furious: Supercharged (2015)
    Film (Action and Short) Camera Operator In this all new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, join the all-star cast from the hit movies on an exhilarating high-speed chase that exceeds 120 miles per hour and catapults you into the high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels. You'll be engulfed in a world of cutting-edge, hyper-realistic special effects, including 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world's most expansive 360-degree screens!

  • Jill the Giant Slayer

    Jill the Giant Slayer (2015)
    Film (Short and Adventure) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 (2015)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Steadicam Operator Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government.

  • Sons of Anarchy

    Sons of Anarchy (2014)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Steaicam/Camera Operator Sons of Anarchy, aka SAMCRO, is a motorcycle club that operates both illegal and legal businesses in the small town of Charming. They combine gun-running and a garage, plus involvement in porn film. Clay, the president, likes it old school and violent; while Jax, his stepson and the club's VP, has thoughts about changing the way things are, based on his dead father's journal. Their conflict has effects on both the club and their personal relationships. Written by Pia

  • Tumbleweed: A True Story

    Tumbleweed: A True Story (2014)
    Film Steadicam Operator

  • The Argument Inside Me

    The Argument Inside Me (2013)
    Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Dexter

    Dexter (2013)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Assistant Camera Dexter Morgan, Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst, has a double life. When he's not helping the Homicide division solving murders, he spends his time hunting and killing bad guys that slip through the justice system. He spends his sun-drenched days solving crimes - and moonlit nights committing them. But not to worry, our cool-blooded Dexter doesn't kill just anyone. He reserves his homicidal hobbies to taking only the lives of other killers. Written by Enrique Tovar from Delano, CA.

  • A Bedtime Story

    A Bedtime Story (2013)
    Film (short) Producer/DP

  • Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Sound department Brooklyn mobster Johnny Bistro, is about to become a made man. Conflict rises when Johnny pursues stand-up comedy with the help of his agent/girlfriend Debbie Klein. His life with the Carboni crime family is in jeopardy if he doesn't quit his act. One way or another, Johnny must make a decision, but he knows he doesn't have a choice. Written by Revolve Media and Production

  • Riddick

    Riddick (2013)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Steadicam Operator Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.

  • The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger (2013)
    Film (Western) Camera Operator Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

  • 70th Golden Globe Awards

    70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
    Television Videographer A ceremony that honors the best in Television and cinema of the year hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

  • Disruption

    Disruption (2012)
    Film (Drama and Short) Steadicam Operator After waking from a coma, a depressed comic book designer confuses the world of his comics and real life, with tragic consequences.

  • The Real Housewives of Orange County

    The Real Housewives of Orange County (2012)
    Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department A look at five families living in a protected Southern California enclave, and the real-life housewives who reside in one of the wealthiest planned communities in the country.

  • The Doctors

    The Doctors (2012)
    Television (Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department A team of medical professionals discuss a range of various health-related topics and answer questions from viewers who are too embarrassed to ask their own doctors.

  • Heroes

    Heroes (2009)
    Television (Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Steadicam/Camera Operator People all over the U.S start to realize they have special abilities, like telekinesis, healing abilities, flying powers, time travel, invisibility, and the ability to absorb other's abilities. One man, known as Sylar, wants to gain all the power of these "heroes" so he can be the most powerful and evolved human of all, and stops at nothing to gruesomely kill these people. In order to protect themselves from him, these people must help one another before Sylar can destroy them all, while they each deal with problems of their own. Written by Patrick Ozzy Lauzier

  • FOX13 WTVT-TV Tampa/St Petersburg, FL

    FOX13 WTVT-TV Tampa/St Petersburg, FL (2008)

  • SNN News 6 HT/NYT Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

    SNN News 6 HT/NYT Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (2007)
    Television Reporter/Photojournalist

  • Bam Bam and Celeste

    Bam Bam and Celeste (2005)
    Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Celeste and Bam Bam escape their Midwest hometown on an epic road trip to New York City. There they take on their high-school nemeses - now the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - and discover that true beauty lies within. Written by Anonymous

  • Hair Show

    Hair Show (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Peaches, a hair stylist from Baltimore, and her estranged sister, Angela, the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills, get reacquainted when Peaches decides to attend a celebration for Angela in LA. The reunion is bittersweet and worsens when Angela finds out that Peaches is on the run from the IRS and has only a few days to pay $50,000 in back taxes. After some hilarious moments and passionate exchanges, the two sisters join forces to fight off a pesky rival salon owner Marcella and save Peaches from her troubles by competing for a lucrative cash prize and bragging rights at the city's annual hair show. BEAUTY SHOP proves that blood and family run thicker than water. Written by UrbanWorks Entertainment

  • ABC7 WWSB-TV Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

    ABC7 WWSB-TV Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (2004)
    Television Videographer

  • CBS11 WJHL-TV Johnson City/Kingsport

    CBS11 WJHL-TV Johnson City/Kingsport (2002)
    Television Technical Director

  • Garth Brooks Live Coast to Coast: South Padre Island, Texas

    Garth Brooks Live Coast to Coast: South Padre Island, Texas (2001)
    TV Movie (Music) Camera Operator Add a Plot »

  • Garth Brooks Live Coast to Coast: USS Enterprise

    Garth Brooks Live Coast to Coast: USS Enterprise (2001)
    TV Movie (Music) Camera Operator Add a Plot »

  • Garth Brooks Live Coast to Coast: Los Angeles

    Garth Brooks Live Coast to Coast: Los Angeles (2001)
    Television (Music) Camera Operator Add a Plot »

  • Angel

    Angel (2000 - 2001)
    Television (Action, Drama, Fantasy and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The vampire Angelus, now known as Angel, has a human soul, but committed terrible crimes in the past. Seeking forgiveness and trying to redeem himself, he moves from Sunnydale (and a relationship with Buffy Summers, of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") to Los Angeles, where he helps the downtrodden by thwarting the supernatural creatures that prey on them. Written by <>

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000 - 2001)
    Television (Action, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department "In every generation there is a chosen one... she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer." Buffy Summers knows this tale by heart, and no matter how hard she tries to be just a "normal girl", she can not escape from her destiny... Thankfully, she is not alone in her quest to save the world, as she has the help of her friends, the hilarious (and surprisingly quite effective) evil-fighting team called "The Scooby Gang". Together, Buffy & co. will slay their demons, survive one apocalypse after another, attend high school and college... and above all, understand that growing up can truly be Hell sometimes... literally. Written by m_starling

  • Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down (2001)
    Film (War) AC 123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.


  • Milligan College (Milligan College, TN)

  • The University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)

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