When it came time to decide on a life path, he pursued a Post-Production Broadcasting degree with Fanshawe College where he secured the fundamentals of videography and post-production. Johnny took an internship with White Iron to complete his program. This opportunity allowed him to gain valuable, real life experience in production and post-production.
Upon receiving his degree, Johnny received a job offer from another Calgary company, Jump Studios. He worked as a junior motion graphics designer and video editor and worked on projects for clients such as NASCAR and TSN. The mentorship provided by key senior staff furthered Johnny’s technical skill sets, giving him the opportunity to see how commercials are made from conception through to production and post-production.
During this time, Johnny fell in love with the production side of filming and decided to move to Toronto to further pursue this love. Being in a vibrant city allowed him access to some of the best talent, mentors, and productions in Canada. Johnny took on a freelance opportunity with SpinVFX where he did compositing and motion graphics for a children’s show on YTV.
From there, Johnny took a one month contract with Holiday Films as a production assistant. Due to his exceptional performance, Holiday Films extended his contract. This opportunity furthered his experience in video editing, production assistance on television commercials, on-site production assistance such as prepping the set and managing talent, and client relations. Johnny prides himself on his ability to quickly understand a client’s needs and provide exceptional, timely, and relevant service.
After completing this internship, Johnny freelanced for a few months on a variety of projects with his network of producers. Johnny received an opportunity to work as the Director and Producer for a local show, “London’s Driven”, on Rogers TV. He completed one eight thirty-minute episode season. Also during this time, Johnny successfully pitched local businesses for sponsorship to support the show and managed a team of seven.
After wrapping the show, Johnny decided to return to his roots and explore opportunities in South America. While in Peru, Johnny filmed content to benefit a local non-profit organization and then travelled to Ecuador to complete a short documentary about a local artist. After completing these projects, Johnny returned to Calgary, Canada where he lives and works today providing his clients with excellent content and visual storytelling.