John Ford

Video Division Manager

John is a graduate of the Visual and Performing Arts school at Syracuse University. A longtime friend and collaborator of HMS Media founders Matt Hoffman and Scott Silberstein since 1984, John joined HMS Media in 1995 as Video Division Manager, and has worked on hundreds of productions, from Broadway shows (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, HAIR, KINKY BOOTS, WEST SIDE STORY) to corporate communications (United Airlines, Bridgestone/Firestone) to commercial broadcast television (ELLEN).

John is a certified Steadicam operator, a tool he uses extensively in a wide spectrum of projects, and is featured in each of HMS' acclaimed television specials, including A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE CONCERT, UNDER THE STREETLAMP, CELTIC WOMAN: EMERALD, and many others. His camera work also has been seen on every major broadcast network, including press clips for a multitude of Broadway shows and tours.

John has been nominated for four Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards for his Steadicam and videography work, and continues to win the praise of clients and critics with his skilled and artistic approach to capturing the arts for television.