Chris M Johnston
Chris M Johnston
CHRIS M. JOHNSTON video producer/designer

ASSOCIATIONS:

AIGA Las Vegas Film Independent
IMDb
Siggraph

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Video Editing and Compositing: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Audition and Speedgrade; Apple Motion; Avid Media Composer; DaVinci Resolve


3D Animation: Maxon Cinema 4D


Design: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop


Videography: DSLRs and Broadcast cameras


Passions: Telling a story visually and Traveling


LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS:

March 31, 2014

Dear Prospective Employer,

It is with great pleasure that I recommend the creative skills and services provided by Chris Johnston.

In my career, very few people rise to the top of my list that possesses such a wide range of talents and knowledge. On many occasions Chris has provided the creative concepts, the technical solutions and/or the work flow process to make our end product better and more effective.

Chris has the unique ability to not only create an idea or vision, but the skillful knowledge and creativity necessary to make it a reality. His abilities in producing, editing and graphic creation are superior.

The quality of work provided by Chris Johnston is “top shelf”. You will not be disappointed.

With highest regards,


J. Craig Pulley
Executive Director for Broadcast and Media
Creflo Dollar Ministries
Atlanta, GA

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November 29, 2011

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am writing to wholeheartedly endorse Chris Johnston for a position with your company.  He is an outstanding television producer and a great person.

I first met Chris when he was hired at KIRO Television as a Producer/Writer under my supervision.   I found Chris to immediately fit in well with the staff.  He is a quick learner, energetic, and hardworking.

Chris is also very flexible and eager to take on new challenges. For example, took on the task of updating our entire archive and library processes.  This proved to be a huge project that ultimately improved our work flow and saved valuable time during production.  Chris is an exceptional producer who comes as a full package.  He can also shoot and is a great editor and graphics producer.

I'm convinced that Chris will be as great an asset to your company as he was to KIRO Television. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like any additional information.

Sincerely,


Rick Garza
Executive Producer
KIRO Television

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October 12, 2009

To whom it may concern,

Throughout the entire time Chris Johnston worked for Letizia Ad Team, he has been nothing short of a true professional in every sense of the word.  His tireless dedication and attention to detail were in keeping with the integrity of our company.

Chris was able to work effectively with people on all levels within the company and also work independently with clients.  His ability to manage and have that difficult conversation with poise and professionalism earned our trust and confidence as a key member of our leadership team.

Chris is solution driven and never takes a “Can’t be done attitude” as a final solution.  He will exhaust all avenues to achieve the goal.  He actively participated in brainstorming sessions that ultimately led to creative campaigns.  Chris always put in the extra time to meet project deadlines without complaint or issue.  Chris was always ready to work.

Chris is incredibly self motivated and always strives to better himself on his own time.  While with the company he earned two industry certificates which led directly to his promotion as our first Interactive Director.  He became a true resource to our clients in the interactive field.

We would personally and professional recommend Chris for any position he may be eligible for and are very confident any company that employs him is acquiring a very valuable player.

Sincerely,
Tom & Marla Letizia
Chairman of the Board & CEO of Letizia Ad Team

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September 23, 2004

To whom it may concern:

This is a letter recommending Chris Johnston for a position within your company.

It was a pleasure to have Chris on our Creative Services department at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, NV.  He was a devoted employee.

Not only was he willing to assist in every situation warranted but he did so with enthusiasm and an overall eagerness to learn.  Chris was very dependable… always there when I needed him.  His quality of work was outstanding.

Some of his tasks included: Writing, shooting and editing daily news topicals and ID’s; Writing, shooting and editing sweeps promotion; Producing, writing, shooting and editing PSA’s; Field production which included lighting, grip work, camera operation and directing.

His skills and knowledge of the AVID Media Composer editing system was superb, as was his ability to work with others (including news talent!).  His positive attitude motivated all of us to work harder.

I believe Chris would be a valuable asset to your company.

Sincerely,
Dale Wyman
Creative Services Director, KVBC-TV (NBC)

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January 10, 2002

To Whom It May Concern:

Chris Johnston has worked as an editor on three ski productions as well as other short subjects over the past three and a half years.  I have found that his professionalism, creativity and easygoing nature have added greatly to the success of each project.

Chris has always been punctual, has gone the extra mile in pursuit of a better result and kept a positive attitude even when things went wrong.  Chris is honest and someone that I would work again with if the opportunity presented itself.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Chris to a video/film production facility as a excellent editor with the capacity to handle additional responsiblilities including graphic creation, animation, special effects, sound engineering an direction.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely,
Arthur von Wiesenberger
Producer/ Director

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January 4, 2002

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I have had the pleasure and benefit of using the talents and skills of Chris Johnston on numerous projects over the past 4 years as my primary Post Production editor/supervisor.  As a producer of over 40 telethons, I value the building of key relationships that will deliver the desired product without excuses.  For this reason, Chris is my “go to” guy in the Post Suite.  I completely trust his creative input and technical savvy while requiring little supervision.  Without exception, his end product surpasses my expectation.

In addition, his knowledge of other aspects of video production and computer hardware provides additional support not available by most editors.  If Chris doesn’t know something, he knows whom to contact.  His pleasant sense of humor is also welcome especially on the 12-hour of an editing session.

Chris is loyal, honest and effective.  He is one of those “Best of Bread” editors who you always want to edit with.  If I can answer any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Donald K. Katich
Telethonix

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July 10, 2001

To Chris Johnston’s Prospective Employer,

He’s great.  Hire him.

That’s about it.  If you want details, ask him.  All I know is that when I was Public Service Director and Creative Writer/Producer at KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara, he was someone I truly looked forward to working with every day.

He started as an intern, but because of his dedication and obvious talent, he moved up quickly and became one of the production department’s most versatile and valuable employees.  Besides his skills as a videographer, idea generator and editor, he has worked in other areas including master control and promotions.  He knows and understands how a television station operates.

Anyway, he can tell you all that. I just wanted to say that no matter how demanding the job or how long the hours, he puts everything into it with a great sense of humor and an all-out effort.  He’ll do whatever you want him to do, and he’ll do it well—and more.  He’s organized, competent and always has new ideas and new ways to move things forward.

After writing this, I’m really starting to think how much fun it was working with Chris at KEYT.  Hmm.  Maybe I shouldn’t have retired from there after all.  Maybe I should see if I can get my old job back.  Maybe…naaah.

Yours truly,
Bill Henry

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ASSOCIATIONS:

AIGA Las Vegas
Film Independent
IMDb
Siggraph

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Video Editing and Compositing: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Audition and Speedgrade; Apple Motion; Avid Media Composer; DaVinci Resolve


3D Animation: Maxon Cinema 4D


Design: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop


Videography: DSLRs and Broadcast cameras


Passions: Telling a story visually and Traveling