JMHalter Productions

JMHalter Productions Freelance Broadcast Camera Operator/Utility/Director & Photographer

I am a utility and camera operator, with experience directing small to medium scale productions, currently in New York City. I specialize in live sports productions, but if it can be broadcast, I can probably do the job. I also have experience working in various other positions on studio and remote crews, apart from camera operation, including parab, CG operator, audio mixer, and replay technician. As for my photography, my primary area of expertise is in event photography, but I also have some limited experience in portraiture and wedding photography. I'm not to the point of being able to call myself a true professional yet, but I'm always looking for new ways to grow my pool of experience. Really, all that's left to say is welcome to the page, and feel free to take a look around, and message me if there's anything I can do for you. If you want more information, to take a look at some of my previous work, or to request a copy of my resume/demo reel/portfolio, head on over to my website.

Made the trek out to the East River and spent 7 hours in the burning sun for these shots of the 2019 Fourth of July Macy...
07/06/2019

Made the trek out to the East River and spent 7 hours in the burning sun for these shots of the 2019 Fourth of July Macy's Fireworks show. There are a few things I would change for the next time I try this, but I'm still very happy with how these turned out. Go take a look over on my personal Facebook for some more shots from the evening

Picked up another infrequent gig recently. A little while back I did some work with the guy who directs the ESPN+ covera...
04/29/2019

Picked up another infrequent gig recently. A little while back I did some work with the guy who directs the ESPN+ coverage of the NYRB II matches, and he got me an interview for a spot on the camera rotation. It’s been 3 years since I was able to shoot any real sports, and it feels good to finally get back to it. Here’s hoping this turns out to be the foot in the door I’ve been looking for since I moved up here.

Been sitting on this one for a while, but I figured it’s about time I updated people on an occasional gig I picked up ...
03/22/2019

Been sitting on this one for a while, but I figured it’s about time I updated people on an occasional gig I picked up a little while back. As of January, I’m on the roster at CNBC as a fill-in Stage Manager/Hand-held Operator at the New York Stock Exchange, which has been a pretty exciting step forward for my career. After spending a dozen years working on productions where I was lucky if a couple hundred people saw it, finally being on a major network with a mass audience has been equal parts thrilling and terrifying.

Hard to believe it’s already been a year since I spontaneously decided to run down to Florida and bear witness to the ...
02/07/2019

Hard to believe it’s already been a year since I spontaneously decided to run down to Florida and bear witness to the first test flight of the #SpaceX #FalconHeavy. Gotta say, I’m kinda feeling the itch to do it again soon...

Last week I made the trip down to Cape Canaveral, to join the crowds gathered to watch the test launch of the brand new SpaceX #FalconHeavy rocket, and I brought my camera with me. All these were taken on a Nikon Df, with a Sigma 150-600mm lens, and edited on my tablet using Snapseed.

I find myself at the Brooklyn Public Library tonight, running a camera for the livestream of the Night of Philosophy and...
02/03/2019

I find myself at the Brooklyn Public Library tonight, running a camera for the livestream of the Night of Philosophy and Ideas. If you want to tune in, we’ll be going for a few more hours, and you can check it out right here: https://nightofphilosophyandideas.com

Tonight, at 6pm eastern, we’re hosting the #ROGGameChanger launch event for the new @asusrog phone. You can catch all ...
10/18/2018

Tonight, at 6pm eastern, we’re hosting the #ROGGameChanger launch event for the new @asusrog phone. You can catch all the action live on Twitch.tv/ASUSROG

Wrapping up rehearsals for the #intelgamerdays #pubg Microsoft Store Invitational. We go live at 5pm eastern, and you ca...
09/15/2018

Wrapping up rehearsals for the #intelgamerdays #pubg Microsoft Store Invitational. We go live at 5pm eastern, and you can catch all the action on Mixer.com/microsoftstore #MicrosoftNYC

Back in my old stomping grounds, as I return to the studio for a couple shows. Tonight we’re hosting a #shadowofthetom...
09/14/2018

Back in my old stomping grounds, as I return to the studio for a couple shows. Tonight we’re hosting a #shadowofthetombraider launch event, with two developers from Eidos-Montréal taking us through the opening level of the game and talking about its development. We go live at 10pm and will be going all the way up to the game’s launch at midnight. To catch all the action, just tune in to http://www.twitch.tv/microsoftstore

If you missed the show on Wednesday, ESPN is airing a 30 minute cut-down of our tournament, starting at 4:30pm Eastern. ...
08/19/2018

If you missed the show on Wednesday, ESPN is airing a 30 minute cut-down of our tournament, starting at 4:30pm Eastern. It might not be live, but this is the first time anything I shot will be airing on ESPN prime, which is a pretty big deal.

We’re about to go live from Williamsport, PA, at the Little League World Series, with a Virtual Reality Home Run Derby...
08/15/2018

We’re about to go live from Williamsport, PA, at the Little League World Series, with a Virtual Reality Home Run Derby! The action starts in just a couple minutes, and you can catch it all on ESPN 3 or the WatchESPN app.

See you space cowboy...
06/30/2018

See you space cowboy...

We're about to go live for the very last time, here at the Mixer NYC Studio, with one last episode of Game Pass Live. We...
06/28/2018

We're about to go live for the very last time, here at the Mixer NYC Studio, with one last episode of Game Pass Live. We'll be taking a look back at The Division, and you can tune in live at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

Well it took the better part of two years of camera operating here, but we've finally got some guests whose work I am bo...
05/24/2018

Well it took the better part of two years of camera operating here, but we've finally got some guests whose work I am both familiar with and genuinely enjoy! Today we're running a launch event for the Sega #genesiscollection, and we have some of the lovely people from Outside Xbox joining us in the studio, alongside a collection of other content creators and influencers. At 3pm Eastern, they'll be competing in a series of face-offs in a selection of our favorite Genesis games, and you can catch all the action live on mixer.com/microsoftstore

JMHalter Productions
03/24/2018

JMHalter Productions

Last week I made the trip down to Cape Canaveral, to join the crowds gathered to watch the test launch of the brand new ...
02/13/2018

Last week I made the trip down to Cape Canaveral, to join the crowds gathered to watch the test launch of the brand new SpaceX #FalconHeavy rocket, and I brought my camera with me. All these were taken on a Nikon Df, with a Sigma 150-600mm lens, and edited on my tablet using Snapseed.

I'm floor managing for a pretty big show tonight, as we host the #SwatchDRLTryouts at the #Mixer NYC Studio, where 12 ra...
02/03/2018

I'm floor managing for a pretty big show tonight, as we host the #SwatchDRLTryouts at the #Mixer NYC Studio, where 12 racers will be competing for a $75k #drl contract. As always, you can catch all the action live on Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

Tonight, we've got a treat for all you fans of a certain classic anime, as we kick off our four week #dragonballfighterz...
02/01/2018

Tonight, we've got a treat for all you fans of a certain classic anime, as we kick off our four week #dragonballfighterz tournament. As always, you can catch all the action on Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

We're under 15 minutes out from tonight's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds NYC Gauntlet Finale, here at the Mixer NYC Studi...
11/30/2017

We're under 15 minutes out from tonight's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds NYC Gauntlet Finale, here at the Mixer NYC Studio! As always, tune in at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore to catch the intense battle royale action. #MicrosoftNYC

I'm rocking the Mixer Jib for tonight's Assassin's Creed Origins NYC Launch event, here at the Mixer NYC Studio! We go l...
10/27/2017

I'm rocking the Mixer Jib for tonight's Assassin's Creed Origins NYC Launch event, here at the Mixer NYC Studio! We go live shortly, and will be taking it all the way to when the game launches. As always, you can catch all the action live on Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

In rehearsal for Day 2 of our Friday the 13th: The Game Spectacular. Just like last night, you can catch all the stabby ...
10/13/2017

In rehearsal for Day 2 of our Friday the 13th: The Game Spectacular. Just like last night, you can catch all the stabby summer camp action live on Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

We're about 15 minutes out from our Friday the 13th: The Game spectacular! Make sure you catch all the stabby summer cam...
10/12/2017

We're about 15 minutes out from our Friday the 13th: The Game spectacular! Make sure you catch all the stabby summer camp action, live on Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

We're about 20 minutes out from tonight's Fall Finale Forza Horizon 3 stream! You can catch all the off-road driving act...
10/05/2017

We're about 20 minutes out from tonight's Fall Finale Forza Horizon 3 stream! You can catch all the off-road driving action, starting at 7pm Eastern, live on Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

Just about to go live with a show I'm really excited about. Tonight, we're hosting a Cuphead launch event! Everything ki...
09/29/2017

Just about to go live with a show I'm really excited about. Tonight, we're hosting a Cuphead launch event! Everything kicks off at 7pm Eastern, and you can catch it all at Mixer.com/microsoftstore #MicrosoftNYC

The fine folks over at Geek.com just published an article that takes a look at the studio I've been working for! Check i...
09/14/2017
Inside Microsoft’s Mixer NYC Game Streaming Studio - Geek.com

The fine folks over at Geek.com just published an article that takes a look at the studio I've been working for! Check it out, if you want to learn a little more about what I've been doing. https://www.geek.com/games/inside-microsofts-mixer-nyc-game-streaming-studio-1715683/

Here in New York City, Microsoft has a very Apple-esque physical retail store where you can buy everything from Surface tablets to Xbox One games. And it’s a lovely shopping experience. But if …

Hey there people of the Internet! Do you like cooking? How about video games? Then do we have the show for you! In just ...
08/31/2017

Hey there people of the Internet! Do you like cooking? How about video games? Then do we have the show for you! In just a few minutes, live from the Mixer NYC Studio, we'll be kicking off our Overcooked tournament. To catch all the cooking action, tune in over at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

Hey there football fans, tonight we've got a show for you! Live from the Mixer NYC Studio, we're celebrating the launch ...
08/24/2017

Hey there football fans, tonight we've got a show for you! Live from the Mixer NYC Studio, we're celebrating the launch of EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL 18, with a special exhibition match, featuring two players from the NY Giants, and a 16 player tournament, taking us all the way to the official launch at Midnight tonight. It all kicks off at 9pm Eastern, and you can catch all the action at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

Just about to go live with our Gears of War 4 Pro Points Tournament, here at the Mixer NYC Studio. Check it out at Mixer...
08/19/2017

Just about to go live with our Gears of War 4 Pro Points Tournament, here at the Mixer NYC Studio. Check it out at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

For the last couple months, I've been doing some consulting work on an side project with FuturemanGaming that we've been...
08/19/2017

For the last couple months, I've been doing some consulting work on an side project with FuturemanGaming that we've been keeping pretty quiet. That all changed tonight, as we celebrated the soft-launch of the #VIISOR project, with a live, multi-camera, DJ show. I got back in the director's chair to cut the first two sets, and even dove in with some camera work at the top of the third set. If you want to check out the stream, the VoD should be up on his channel for a couple weeks, and you can find it at https://www.twitch.tv/futuremangaming

We're about to hit the air, here at the @watchmixer NYC Studio, with our 65-person PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tournam...
08/12/2017

We're about to hit the air, here at the @watchmixer NYC Studio, with our 65-person PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tournament, featuring three in-studio teams of Mixer streamers! As always, you can catch all the action at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore #MicrosoftNYC

Just a few minutes until we go live with our Mixer Presents: Forza Horizon 3 Broadcast, right here at the Mixer NYC Stud...
08/03/2017

Just a few minutes until we go live with our Mixer Presents: Forza Horizon 3 Broadcast, right here at the Mixer NYC Studio. Everything kicks off at 7pm Eastern and you can catch it all at Mixer.com/microsoftstore #MicrosoftNYC

We're a few minutes away from starting rehearsals for Part 2 of our Forza Horizon 3 Summer Run, here at the Mixer NYC St...
06/30/2017

We're a few minutes away from starting rehearsals for Part 2 of our Forza Horizon 3 Summer Run, here at the Mixer NYC Studio. Just like yesterday, we'll be going live at 7pm Eastern, and you can tune in at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

We're getting all set up, here at the Mixer NYC Studio, for the first part of our Forza Horizon 3 Summer Run! You can ca...
06/29/2017

We're getting all set up, here at the Mixer NYC Studio, for the first part of our Forza Horizon 3 Summer Run! You can catch all the live racing action at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

Hey there soccer fans! Tonight we're celebrating @mls Rivalry Week, here at the @watchmixer NYC Studio, with a FIFA 17 t...
06/20/2017

Hey there soccer fans! Tonight we're celebrating @mls Rivalry Week, here at the @watchmixer NYC Studio, with a FIFA 17 tournament, sponsored by the @newyorkredbulls. The action will kick off around 7pm Eastern, and you can tune in live at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

In just a few minutes, we've got the finals of our For Honor Tournament Series, where the top four will battle it out fo...
06/18/2017

In just a few minutes, we've got the finals of our For Honor Tournament Series, where the top four will battle it out for a $1k grand prize! Check it out, live from the Mixer NYC Studio, at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

Hey there football fans! We're about to go live with our #Madden17 Honors Tournament, here at the Mixer NYC Studio. As a...
06/10/2017

Hey there football fans! We're about to go live with our #Madden17 Honors Tournament, here at the Mixer NYC Studio. As always, you can tune in at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

Do you like wizards? What about eSports? What if both of those were combined with Oculus Rift VR? Well all of that is ab...
06/03/2017

Do you like wizards? What about eSports? What if both of those were combined with Oculus Rift VR? Well all of that is about to happen here at the Mixer NYC Studio, as we host the finals of our "The Unspoken" Tournament. We are going live at 3pm Eastern, and you can tune in at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore or on the Oculus Twitch channel. #MicrosoftNYC

Getting set to kick off Round 3 of our For Honor Tournament Series, here at the Mixer NYC Studio! We're starting in just...
06/01/2017

Getting set to kick off Round 3 of our For Honor Tournament Series, here at the Mixer NYC Studio! We're starting in just a few minutes, so tune in live at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

We're wrapping up our three-day marathon of programming, here at the Mixer NYC Studio, with a #gearsofwar4 tournament! W...
05/27/2017

We're wrapping up our three-day marathon of programming, here at the Mixer NYC Studio, with a #gearsofwar4 tournament! We will be going live shortly and you can tune in at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

Wrapping up last looks before we go live with the #Paladins Charity Invitational, live from the #Mixer NYC Studio. We wi...
05/26/2017

Wrapping up last looks before we go live with the #Paladins Charity Invitational, live from the #Mixer NYC Studio. We will kick things off at 6pm Eastern and you can see it all at Mixer.com/MicrosoftStore

So it's been a while since I had any news to share, but that's only because I was working on a semi-secret project that ...
05/25/2017

So it's been a while since I had any news to share, but that's only because I was working on a semi-secret project that I wasn't able to talk about openly. However, today the project just got officially unveiled and I can finally announce that I was hired, back in October, as a Studio Tech and Camera Operator at the brand new Mixer NYC Studio, at the Flagship Microsoft Store, in Manhattan. As part of the unveiling, we're running 3 back-to-back days of programming, starting with a 7 hour "Game-a-thon" as part of the kick-off. Tomorrow we're running a Paladins charity event, and on Saturday we will be joining other Microsoft Stores around the country in putting on a Gears of War 4 tournament.

For more information on Mixer, check out the announcement, right here: https://news.xbox.com/2017/05/25/xbox-one-windows-10-introducing-mixer/

I would totally break my "no news" rule to work on this some day. NBC has thrown a ton of production value at transformi...
11/08/2016

I would totally break my "no news" rule to work on this some day. NBC has thrown a ton of production value at transforming Rockefeller Center for tonight.

10/26/2016

As it goes, this isn't a terrible place to wait for a train, on a clear night.

So, this is from a little while back, (just over a month ago, specifically) but I completely forgot to post about it her...
10/20/2016

So, this is from a little while back, (just over a month ago, specifically) but I completely forgot to post about it here. Every once in a while, I remember that I'm pretending to be a photographer, and I get the urge to go out and shoot something. This time it coincided with the 15th anniversary of September 11, so I thought I'd do a set documenting sunset at the memorial. If you're interested in taking a look, and missed it the first time, all the pictures are in an album over on my personal FB.

The colors don't actually mean anything. They're just what happened to be up at the time.
10/17/2016

The colors don't actually mean anything. They're just what happened to be up at the time.

Intentionally vague post is vague... Also intentional...
10/13/2016

Intentionally vague post is vague... Also intentional...

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