John Snelson

Director of Creative Services - Football

University of Colorado Athletics Department

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John Snelson Bio

John Snelson returned to his alma mater for a second stint in the athletic department, as he began his new role as creative services manager for the football program on July 20, 2021. 

Snelson left CU in 2017 to start his own company, Snelson Films, where he served as a director, cinematographer, editor and producer for multiple projects and series, including features and documentaries.  In 2019, he was named creative director for Second Wind Creative, which is based in Lawrence, Kan., but he was able to work out of Denver.  He was the director of photography, post-production manager, editor, and producer on multiple television and web projects ranging from feature-length documentary to short TV features.  He worked directly with television network clients focusing on development, production, post-production of non-fiction documentaries, series, features and branded content. 

He returned to CU from Second Wind Creative, where some of his projects appeared on ESPN, FOX and the NFL Network and well as working with the UFC.

University of Colorado Athletics Department

University of Colorado Athletics Department

University of Colorado Athletics Department Profile

This creative crew covers and captures the majority of football video content for social, recruiting and broadcast. They have all worked prior to the hiring of Coach Prime and were able to adapt and thrive under the bright lights that have been shining on Colorado lately.