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Creative Portfolio

A selection of photo, video, graphic, and written work by Chris Balboni.


Indian Paintbrush & The Cabinet Mountain Wilderness

Indian Paintbrush and the west face of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness.

Upper Hawkins Lake & Northwest Peak Scenic Area

Upper Hawkins Lake and the Yaak Valley.

Yaak Valley Storm

The Yaak Valley.

The Kootenai National Forest and northern edge of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness

The Kootenai National Forest and northern edge of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness.

Crowell Creek Falls - Chris Balboni

Published Works

Sandpoint Reader (cover), Backpacker Magazine (spread, article also available online), Montana Wilderness Association promotional material (featured image).


Music video for “Gone Gone Gone” by Dodgy Mountain Men.
Role: Co-Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Experimental video for “Sowilo Rune” by Agalloch.
Shot entirely on the Kootenai National Forest.
Role: Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Compilation of drone cinematography in Montana and North Dakota.
Role: Drone Pilot, Editor

Short documentary covering River Jam Music Festival in Yaak, MT.
Role: Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Promotional video for Obadiah’s Woodstoves.
Role: Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Quarantine Shorts

Selections from a series of shorts shot during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting on the isolation and world events of the time.

“Supply Run”
Role: Cinematographer, Editor

“What Holds Our Light”
Role: Cinematographer, Editor

Role: Editor

Graphic Design

2021 Wild Kootenai Calendar, personally designed and distributed.

Logo and merchandise designs for Watt’s Saw Shop.

1. Header graphic for EPA Regulations article on the Cookstove Community website.
2. Website banner for the Cookstove Community information site by Obadiah’s Woodstoves.
3. Page from the official Obadiah’s Woodstoves Brochure (2015).

Video intro for all Obadiah’s Woodstoves online videos.
Role: Graphic Designer, Editor

Short advertisement designed for Facebook Ads program.
Role: Graphic Designer, Editor

Graphic design for Obadiah’s Woodstoves & Alternative Energy.

More examples of work can be found on the photography, video, writing, and web design sections of this website, as well as on Viewbug and Instagram.