BRIAN R. JOHNSON has worked extensively in film, video and sound editing for over 20 years. He co-produced and edited the feature length "Plaster Caster," a documentary about the life and work of renowned rock-n-roll artist and super groupie Cynthia Plaster Caster. He also edited and did sound design for “The Guilt Trip: The Vatican Takes a Holiday”, Lisa Barcy’s animated, award winning short film. He recently completed a music video for Andrew Bird, also animated by Barcy.
Johnson started his advertising career in Chicago’s animation community, doing production, illustration and painting.
In 1990 he joined advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather in a full time editorial position. In 1995 Johnson moved Avenue Edit Inc. one of Chicago's premier post production facilities. There he edited a variety national television commercials and served as post-production supervisor for many of the country's leading corporations, including General Motors, Sears Roebuck & Co, S.C. Johnson, and Mattel. In 2003 he joined legendary advertising agency, Foote, Cone & Belding (now Draftfcb) as a senior editor, continuing his efforts in parting the American people from their hard earned money.
Johnson has also made his mark in Chicago's prestigious theatre scene -- winning two Joseph Jefferson awards for sound design.
In his spare time he writes short autobiographical blurbs about himself in the third person. (Not really)