Pro, College & Olympic Sports Experienced
Corporate & Industrial Filmmaking
Documentary & Television Production
FS700 SloMotion Digital Cinematography
John Hannon cameraman • jib owner/operator
A 25-year veteran of the Chicago production community…
and one heck of a fun guy to work with, John Hannon specializes in specializes in Camera Jib, Steadicam and Video Camera Operation. From lighting/shooting ENG and film-style productions to operating on multi-camera shoots in the corporate, entertainment, and sports worlds, John is the “go-to” guy for all your Chicago and Midwest area productions.
My background is deep, having worked as a freelance camera and jib operator, grip, gaffer and editor over the course of my lengthy career. Whether it’s working as part of a 20-person crew on a sports or live-event shoot or as a “1-man band” shooting corporate, news or documentary footage, I always bring my A-game to the gig.
I’ve worked with producers, directors, ad agencies, production companies and broadcast outlets – on projects big and small – and the results are always first rate!
I’ll shoot most anything, anywhere, having once traveled and shot in all 50 states in only 30 days! My motto is “have gear, will travel.”
For projects taking place at union venues in the Chicagoland area, I’m a member in good standing of IBEW LOCAL 1220 and NABET LOCAL 41.
A Sample of My Work.
Pushing the boundaries of high impact digital cinematograhy.
The Sony NEX-FS700R has become the go-to camera for directors of photography who don’t accept limits, restrictions or boundaries. On-board, the NEX-FS700R shoots full 1080p video at frame rates up to 240 fps in full HD resolution! It accepts interchangeable E-mount lenses, as well as a variety of 35mm SLR and DSLR lenses and professional cinema lense.
From Lens to Post. In a Flash.
Compact, lightweight and designed to fast track your footage from camera to editorial. Ki Pro Mini mounts easily to the FS700 Digital Cinema Camera and records ‘ready-to-edit’ files in Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD formats, providing the fastest path from camera to editorial. Recording in 10-bit 4:2:2 provides superior representation of the original scene, allowing for more flexibility in post production, color grading, and chromakey effects work.
Versatility & performance combined.
The Panasonic HPX-500 records directly to four P2 cards making it ideal for long-format productions. Shooting in frame rates ranging from 1080i, 720p, and 480i and capable of under and over cranking, the HPX-500 provides the versatility and performance required for Cine-Like Video Production. Choose from a selection of Canon long and wide angle lenses with a Chroziel matte box and 4×4 filters.
The Jimmy Jib Extreme
30′ of fluid camera movement
Get up to 30′ of fluid camera movement with the Jimmy Jib Extreme.
With a maximum height of more than 2 stories (30′) the Jimmy Jib Extreme provides for an unparalleled visual perspective for sporting events, trade shows demonstrations, live shows and concerts.
The Jimmy Jib Extreme comes with Remote Pan and Tilt, Zoom, Focus, and Iris, as well as both a four wheel and a three wheel dolly system. A Dutch Head mount is available on request.
Capable of supporting up to 50 pounds, the Jimmy Jib Extreme can handle video and film cameras alike.
The Jimmy Jib Extreme is configured for single-person operation allowing for control over camera pan, tilt, and zoom, lens focus and iris, and jib arm boom/ swing. This efficient set-up allows for unrehearsed movement and total creative freedom.
The Jimmy Jib Extreme breaks down into easily movable cases and can be transported by mini-van.
Jimmy Jib operation is serious business, requiring an operators with years of on-set experience. I constantly endeavor to eliminate risk to myself, my co-workers, and the general public all the while delivery high-impact production value with each and every jib set-up.
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John R. Hannon – Cameraman Jib Owner/Operator
Available for bookings in corporate, commercial, sportsand event productions, I’m always looking to work with new and interesting people. I love a challenge! For more information on my gear including the FS700 SloMotion capable digital cinama camera and my Jimmy Jib SuperPlus, call or email me below.
Phone: 708.267.4810 Email: LMHone@comcast.net