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


RESUME:

Chris M JohnstonExtensive knowledge of storytelling, video production and motion graphic design. A successful video producer, editor, compositor and project manager who excels in both independent and team environments. Demonstrates ability to grow account base through excellent client relationship development, communication, and account management skills.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Video Producer/Editor and Motion Artist

Atlanta, GA & Las Vegas, NV - 3/2014 to Present

I branched off on my own and was able to work for Moguldom Studios as a contract editor/designer for 2 documentaries. One of which was selected for the 2014 UrbanWorld film festival in NYC. Continued working with Creflo Dollar Ministries on a freelance basis and picked up a handful of other clients needing production services from regional to international projects.

UrbanWorld 2014"Hating Obama" was selected for the 2014 URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL. This 68 minute documentary feature film asks the question: Is President Obama hated more for his policies or because he’s black? (Credits: editor and graphic designer)

SPECIALS PRODUCER / EDITOR

CREFLO DOLLAR MINISTRIES - Atlanta, GA - 1/2012 to 3/2014

Writer, producer, shooter, editor and designer of product commercials, shows elements and short form videos for national and international broadcast. Also responsible for finishing and versioning commercials for multiple markets.


(Recommendation letter from Exec. Director)



WRITER / PRODUCER

KIRO-TV (CBS), COX MEDIA GROUP - Seattle, WA - 7/2010 to 7/2011

Produced TV commercial and short form videos for KIRO-TV's retail clients. Closed over $550,000 in ad buys with creative in the first 6 months


SENIOR VISUAL ARTIST promoted to INTERACTIVE DIRECTOR

LETIZIA AD TEAM - Las Vegas, NV - 12/2005 to 10/2009

Produced, edited, and designed television commercials, videos, TV shows, and show elements in a fast-paced environment. Promoted in 2009 to the Interactive Director where I established a new interactive division and increased sales from $0 to $5,000 per month. Worked closely with clients to create design, develop, and launch online campaign elements.


WEB DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS- Las Vegas, NV - 9/2008 to 10/2009

Launched “Web Essentials” as part of the Internet Design and Technology Certificate Program at UNLV.


PRODUCER promoted to PRODUCTION MANAGER

COX MEDIA - Las Vegas, NV - 4/2004 to 12/2005

Produced commercials; managed a staff of four producers, responsible for scheduling, budgets, and maintenance on three edit bays, production vehicles and field equipment.


3D ANIMATION / COMPOSITING INSTRUCTOR

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA (Formerly Community College of Southern Nevada) - Las Vegas, NV - 1/2003 to 1/2005

Created the curriculum and taught Discreet Combustion with 3D Studio Max for CCSN.


PROMOTION PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

KVBC-TV (NBC), SUNBELT COMMUNICATIONS - Las Vegas, NV - 4/2002 to 4/2004

Wrote, produced, shot and edited daily topicals, news promotions, sweeps packages, elements and animations.


SENIOR PRODUCTION EDITOR

KEYT-TV (ABC), SMITH BROADCASTING - Santa Barbara, CA - 6/2000 to 4/2002

Edited television commercials, short and long form videos. Managed two staff editors and maintained 2 edit suites.


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD-Atlanta) majoring in Visual Effects (2012)
  • PHP Zend Training at Net Com (2009)
  • Web Design and Multimedia (2) Certificates at UNLV (2007-2008)
  • Certified Autodesk Smoke Artist, Autodesk Training Center (2006)
  • Maya and 3D Studio Max classes at SBCC and CCSN (1999-2003)
  • University of California Santa Barbara majoring in Mathematics (1996)
  • A.A. Degree in Liberal Studies from Santa Barbara City College (1992-1995)

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