Cody is a director and cinematographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His documentary style is guided by the desire for context, heart, and intimacy.

He has lensed documentaries for Netflix, BBC, Vice, Paramount+, PBS, & Vox, and has screened his work at film festivals across the US and UK. His branded projects have earned recognition by Adweek, Digiday, Gerety and Cannes Lions.

Cody’s background in sound design and editing informs how he shoots--with an awareness of how each decision contributes to the larger picture. However, don’t be alarmed if he takes out a recorder and starts capturing strange audio for his collection.

Cody is a proud member of the Documentary Cinematographers Alliance, and the Video Consortium, where he is putting effort into programs and initiatives that support the documentary community at large. Currently, he is part of a small team running a global documentary mentorship program sponsored by Sony.

Lastly, he is an FAA Certified commercial drone pilot.

contact: codymichaelball@gmail.com


CAMERA PACKAGE

CAMERAS, MEDIA, ACCESSORIES
-Arri Alexa 35

-Canon C500 Mark ii
-Canon C70
-8x BMount batteries
-4x IDX C98 Vmount batteries
-6x Canon BPA30
-2x 2TB Codex drives
-4x Sony
Tough 256GB CFExpress Cards
-3x V90 ProMedia 256GB SD

LENSES, FILTRATION
-Zeiss CP3 15, 25, 35, 50, 85
-Canon L Primes 24 f/1.4, 35 f/1.4, 50 f/1.2
-Canon L Zooms 24-70 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, 24-105 f/4
-Sigma Art 18-35 f/1.8

-Tilta Mirage Matte Box
-Black Pro Mist
-Pearlescent
-Circular Polarizers

SUPPORT
-Sachtler Flowtech 75 tripod legs
-Sachtler Aktiv8T fluid head
-Easyrig Minimax
-E-image GH06 Tripod Head + GA752 Legs
-Sirui Monopod
-Thinktank Video Transport 18
-Thinktank Production Manager 40

GIMBAL
-Ronin RS2 Pro
-RS2 Follow Focus
-RS2 Raveneye

MONITORING
-Accsoon CineView Wireless video transmitter
-iPad Mini as receiver
-SmallHD 502 Bright

AUDIO
-2x Sennheiser G4 Wireless Lav transmitter and receiver
-2x Tram TR50
-NTG5 Shotgun
-NTG3 Shotgun
-Boom Pole & Gobo Head for interviews

-Zoom H4N

LIGHTING
-Aputure 120dii
-Aputure Lightdome ii w/di
ffusion and grid
-2x Aputure B7c Bulbs
-Aladdin RGB 24x12” LED mat, softbox
-2x RGB Nanlite 15C Pavotubes
-7” Bi-color Quasar Q-lion
-Blackwrap, various clamps
-SKB hardcase