Born in North Carolina, I graduated with a Radio and Television Broadcasting degree in 1985 and began my career in broadcast news as an Commercial Editor and Camera Operator.
By 1988, I realized I needed more creative challenges. My passion for cinema would soon put me in Los Angeles, attending “The Movie Group Institute,” studying Cinematography and Directing under the watchful eye of the late Actor, Ross Hagen (Daktari, Gunsmoke, Mission Impossible, The Fall Guy). A short time later, Ross would ask me to shoot the low budget physiological thriller, “The Media Madman,” directed by Ross and starring Actor Hoke Howell (Another 48 hours, Far and Away, Geronimo, Alien Species). After "The Media Madman" I had the great opportunity to work as Assistant Camera for such greats as The late Gary Graver, one of the last remaining Cinematographers for Orson Wells.
During the late 80’s and early 90's I would soon find myself directing and/or photographing such notables as Donald O’Conner (Singing In The Rain), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex In The City), and many others. I eventually move back to North Carolina in 1995 where I started 1130 Media Group and soon after was hired as “Second Unit Cinematographer” for the highly rated CBS documentary “The Life and Times of Pete Maravich.” The show went on to receive several Emmys in various categories.
In 1998 I moved back to LA temporally for the opportunity to work in the visual effects department for Paramount Picture's sci-fi series “Seven Days.” Upon returning back to NC, I expanded my services to include Red 4K production, commercial photography and graphic design. Visit www.1130media.com for more information.
Name: Brian Johnson
Lives in: Kernersville, North Carolina
Company: 1130 Media Group
Occupation: Cinematographer and Director
Unique traits: www.1130media.com
Pinks: All Out
Television by Rich Christensen (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department
Late One Night
Film (short) by Dave Christiano (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A Christian man stops at a diner late one night and is harassed by three factory workers. This movie presents a strong Christian message about life and eternity. Written by ChristianFilms.com
Pistol Pete: The Life and Times of Pete Maravich
TV Movie by George Roy (Documentary, Biography and Sport) Cinematographer
Television by Zachary Crowe (Sci-Fi, Action and Drama) Visual effects Frank Parker works with a special team of scientists and government officials on project Backstep. Using the Backstep device, Lt. Parker can travel back in time exactly 7 days. Once in the past, he reports in to base using code word "Conundrum" and carries out his mission to alter history for the better. Written by Anonymous
Video by Kipp Tribble (Action, Crime and Thriller) Editor Sugar Cain's story revolves around four young men, Cain, Joey, Vince and Zeke doing the dirty work of the local crime lord Donovan. While eluding the clutches of the city's police inspector, the foursome continue to do job after job for Donovan. When he hands them their largest assignment, Cain is the only one who seems to realize what the price could be. When a plan goes wrong and appears to give the inspector evidence which could convict them, the personal conflict among the quartet intensifies. The deception which ensues pits brother against brother in greedy free for all. Written by dictrix
The Media Madman
Film by Ross Hagen (Comedy and Thriller) Cinematographer A sensationalist interviewer and her cameraman arrange for conversation with an institutionalized killer known as The Media Madman.
Film by Jack M. Sell (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department American Secret Agent Banner spans the globe in search of an incriminating piece of video that could be used to blackmail a Russian General. "Python" is an SOB operative barking orders from his wheelchair aboard the U.S. submarine and Chastity is the leader of this wild group who must locate the tape so she can use it to blackmail the leaders of the USSR. This James Bond spoof includes a "killer robot," an underwater fight with the obligatory hungry sharks, a hot air balloon fight and even a nuclear explosion in Cuba! Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse