I'm John Mans, a Colorado based cinematographer with over 20 years industry experience. I was DP on Deadliest Catch, Whale Wars, Modern Marvels, 30 Days, SOS Coast Guard Rescue, Trading Spaces, The Block and more. I was part of the 2011 Emmy Award winning team who filmed National Geographic Televisions acclaimed "Great Migrations" and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography in NonFiction Programming in 2010 for my work on Whale Wars.
I have extensive experience on both national and international productions and specialize in adventure photography. I'm an experienced climber, hold a World Record in scuba diving and over the years have shot from the air, on land and underwater on every continent!
More information is available on my website - www.johnmans.com
5280HD video camera and film equipment rental represents a natural progression from my primary role as an equipment owner / operator and DP. 5280HD provides production crews and filmmakers with access to high-end HD video camera packages and other specialized equipment such as jibs, underwater housings and lighting systems, offering highly specialized, portable gear designed to cope in extreme environments.
A full equipment list is available through the website www.5280HD.com.
5280HD has multiple jibs and cranes available for hire, including the only Polecam jib system in the Rocky Mountain region. All rental equipment has been tested in the field by established cinematographers with experienced operators available for hire if required. I have a solid understanding of the needs of professional shooters, renting video equipment perfectly suited for reality television, documentary film, commercials and industrials.
In addition to equipment rental, my staff at 5280HD have extensive international experience and a strong connection to the Boulder area. We can offer filmmakers working in the Rocky Mountains expert local advice and technical assistance, with direct access to an extensive network of world class athletes in rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving and cycling.
5280HD has been in the industry since 1988.
Equipment / Gear / Software
Polecam Crane, Cammate Crane, Microdolly Jib, Sony F-900 HD Camera Package, Panasonic DVX100b Camera Package, Sony HD POV HXR-MC1, Sony BVW-D600 Betacam Camera Package, Skateboard Dolly, Underwater Housing, Kino Diva Lite 400 Kit, Arri Tungsten Kit, LED LitePanel, LED LitePad, Grip Gear and more...
Clients / Credits
- Modern Marvels (DP)
- Whale Wars: Season II (DP)
- Deadliest Catch: Season I (DP)
- 30 Days - Morgan Spurlock (DP)
- Beyond Our Differences (DP)
- CBS Weather on the Rampage (DP)
- The Block (DP)
- Carter Can (DP & 2nd Camera)
- The Interrogators (DP)
- Hick Town (DP)
- Guardians of the Gulf (DP)
- Migrations - Mali Elephants (2nd Camera)
- The Sharp End (2nd Camera)
- Dangerous Encounters 2
- Jeep’s World of Adventure Sports
- Offbeat America
- A Year On Earth (2nd Camera)
- Enlighten Up! (2nd Camera)
- Mt. St. Helens (2nd Camera)
- Prius Land Speed Record (DP)
- Urban Explorers (DP)
- Condition White (2nd Camera)
- North Americas Best Places to Watch Wildlife
- US Cities: Denver
- Seven Wonders of the West (2nd Camera)
- FEATURE: I’ll Believe You (DP)
- FEATURE: Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead (AC)
- Shackleton (AC)
- Perry Mason (AC)
- Touched by an Angel (AC)
- Diagnosis Murder (AC)
- Walker, Texas Ranger (AC)
- Islam and the West (DP)
Associations / Organizations
- Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA)
Awards / Honors
- NOMINATED: 2010 National Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Cinematography Non Fiction
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