“The Carrier Will Lead” is a documentary film produced by ETV/PBS for the USS Yorktown. The film won a Silver Telly award for Non-Broadcast Motivational, and a Bronze Telly award for History/Biography. I had the pleasure of filming with the Columbia crew for 4 days aboard the huge ship in Charleston, South Carolina. I also created the opening title sequence featured here. Enjoy. RSJ.
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.
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.
Welcome to my new blog site. Since 2004 I’ve had several different site styles for “R. Scott Johnson.com.” 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.