Blast Beats Evolved

When one of the top drummers in the world needed some motion graphics to kick off his DVD “Blast Beats Evolved,” Derek Roddy called me to see if we could make it happen. This was a great opportunity to partner with Derek and the best instructional music publishing company in the world “Hudson Music” in New York.


The PitMaster

A short profile on “The PitMaster” Ted Huffman/Bluffton BBQ. Produced for ETV’s broadcast series “The Big Picture.” I shot this on the Canon 7d using the 16-35 f2.8 and the 70-200 f2.8. Lots of great opportunities to use the “slider.” And yes, the BBQ is awesome! My thanks to Ted and Donna.

R. Scott Johnson
Director/Camera/Editor/Music Score



Recently I had an opportunity to shoot the “Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic.” Normally I would gear up and head off to the race alone, but I invited a friend of mine that recently began focusing on photography. After we enjoyed an excellent meal at Panini’s we headed out to get some great images.

Toward the end of the race, we wound up shooting from the same location. After every shot we would show each other what we captured, talking about what worked and what didn’t. We compared notes about how the street lamps gave a beautiful fill light on one of the turns, and I watched him get some creative slow-shutter images that never occurred to me. Once again I was reminded about the value of “collaboration.” It’s very rewarding to share what we know, and to gain inspiration from others.

Bayer Aspirin

Tom Schuster (the “Rock Star”) and I are both fans of commercials that end with a creative twist. This spot is a good example of keeping the viewer engaged, but in the dark about what we want to convey – till the very end. Thanks to Derek Roddy for the beautiful Sonor SQ2 drum kit! Another great example of how good the Canon 7D performs in low-light.

R. Scott Johnson – Director/Editor/Camera/Music Score
Tom Schuster – Actor/Writer
Johnson & Schuster – Concept/Creative


Testimony by Nicole

A powerful testimony from Nicole. Stephen Wollwerth from Praise Assemble Church wanted to produce a series of personal testimonies that featured people describing what it took to be delivered from life’s challenges. These messages would be featured on their website and play a role in their media ministry. This was one of the first projects using the Canon DSLRs and we wanted to see how good they were in low light. They were fantastic! We shot this at the beautiful ETV Lowcountry soundstage right on the water in Beaufort, SC. Thats me playing the piano and snyth tracks for the score.

R. Scott Johnson
Director/Camera/Editor/Music Score

Stephen Wollwerth


Louis Bruce

A short piece on Louis Bruce, a gifted painter who resides in Port Royal, SC. The piece was produced for the SCETV program “The Big Picture.” My engineer, Mike Milburn, and I spent a great afternoon with Louis in his home admiring his beautiful work and enjoying the espresso he whipped up for us. I would like to do more projects like this. I believe the short personal profile film is an underutilized asset that individuals and organizations can use to instantly convey their character, business philosophy and mission. Thanks Louis!

Director/Camera/Editor – R. Scott Johnson
Engineer – Mike Milburn


Penn Center

A documentary film about “Penn Center” in Beaufort, South Carolina that tells the story of the Penn School that began in 1862 as a program to educate Sea Island slaves freed at the beginning of the Civil War.

Executive Producer: R. Scott Johnson

Running time 26:49

The Shore

A short film featuring my son Tyler. The older and wiser I get; I realize how special simple moments like this, really are. So often, those of us who have a career filming everyone else for paid projects forget the importance of taking pictures and making films of our family and friends.

Website Redesign!

Welcome to my new blog site. Since 2004 I’ve had several different site styles for “R. Scott” Like most people in the media business I tended to use Adobe Flash, but now just about everyone is using WordPress to drive their sites. I’m really excited to begin this journey of “regular” site updates, and just plain putting my thoughts out there.

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