Az Balabanian is a Cinematographer and Photogrammetry Artist specializing in Virtual Reality.

His work has been featured by DJI, Oculus, and the Institute for the Future, as a creative technologist pushing the medium in a new direction. 

His work is largely based around a cutting-edge 3D mapping technique called Photogrammetry, which produces eerily familiar 3D reprojections of places from this world. His love for Aerial Cinematography has taken him from Iceland to Armenia, creating Cinematic Short Films, and documenting a vast amount of history.

He is also the host of the Research VR Podcast, hosting discussions about the Science and Design of Virtual Reality and Spatial Computing.    

Az was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.