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 film about the life and work of renowned rock-n-roll artist and super groupie: Cynthia Plaster Caster. He also edited and sound designed “The Guilt Trip: The Vatican Takes a Holiday”, Lisa Barcy’s animated, award winning short film. Recently, he edited a music video for multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird, also animated by Barcy.
Johnson started his advertising career in Chicago’s animation community, doing production, illustration and painting. He even worked on a couple of pinball machines.
In 1990 he joined advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather in a full time editorial position. In 1995 Johnson moved to 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 2007 the Johnson clan moved west to Iowa and is proud to now call Des Moines home.
In his spare time he writes short autobiographical blurbs about himself in the third person.