Resumé & Credits

JASON R. JOHNSTON | Cinematographer
mobile 956-563-5056
email jason@jasonrjohnston.com
based in Sparta, TN, USA

Credits

Feature Films

TITLEYEARDIRECTORMY ROLECAMERASTATUS
Written In The Light2025Heidi MikacDP, Colorist, EPRED KomodoPre-production
Killin’ Jim Kelly2024John MarrsDP, ColoristRED Komodo, anamorphicPost Production
M30 OxyWesley MullinsDP, Colorist, Additional EditingSony FS7 II, anamorphicPost Production
Ingress2016Christian BlakeDP, EPBlackmagic Cinema CameraLimited Release
Death Slate2014Charlie BrennerDP, Producer, Editor, Music ComposerCanon 5D Mk IIUnreleased
The Cloth2013Justin PriceDP (uncredited; scenes with Danny Trejo, Steven Brand, Rachele Brooke Smith, and Mako Veronica)RED EpicReleased
The Party at the End of the World2012Cristina TreviñoDP, Producer, EditorCanon T2iReleased
Wasted Away2011David Ventura GarciaDPCanon T2iUnreleased
Goonie-Boys: Curse of the Mayan Coin2010Valenté Rodriguez“A” Camera Operator
DP, 2nd unit
RED One MXReleased
Gone HollywoodDemetrius Navarro“A” Camera Operator
DP, 2nd unit
DVX100Released
Family, TexasGabriel RamirezDP
“Tea Party” segment
Canon T2iUnreleased
The Battle: Cinco de Mayo2009Paul C. MillerStills PhotographerCanon 20DReleased

Short Films

TITLEYEARDIRECTORMY ROLECAMERA
Awesomistic2024Rena MacMonegleDPRED Komodo
The Mask of FerityKatie SimmonsDP, Editor, Colorist, ProducerRED Komodo
My FamilyShivkumar NadikudaDP, ColoristRED Komodo
Gungnir: A Viking TalePatrick ReidyDP, Editor, Colorist, EPRED Komodo, anamorphic
Dead by Daylight: ObsessionFrances HumphreysDP, Colorist, EPRED Komodo
Just Stanley2023Brian Jervay, Yabrell NewmanDP, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Pure EvilWalter J. BuckDP, Editor, Colorist, EPRED Komodo, anamorphic
First Drop of RainMadison Goodyear-BrownDP, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Grace – A Story AlbumJason R. Johnston, Josiah MannDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
For Mother’s Day2022Justin JamesDP, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II
Faith HealingBranton McMahanDP, ColoristSony FS7 II
Sony a6400
Back to the Manger2019Christian BlakeDPRED Raven
RibbonsMarcela CantúDP, Editor, Colorist, Sound Designer, Producer
Awards
Sony FS7 II
The Girls We Know2018Kahea KiwahaAdditional PhotographySony a7S
Here2017Christian BlakeDPSony a7S II
Panasonic DVX200
DJI Mavic Pro
PiperJackie MagdelanoDP, ColoristPanasonic DVX200
Oz2014Randy GarciaDP, Editor, Colorist, Sound Design, EPBlackmagic Cinema Camera
Mullen’s Shadow
(from The ABC’s of Death II)
2013Andy AnzalduaDP
Awards
Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Assassin’s Creed: Descend2012Jordan PraterDPCanon T2i
Pulga Wars2011Javier SolisDPPanasonic HPX300
The RescueJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
The Bench2009Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, Music ComposerPanasonic HVX200A
Files2008Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director
Winner: Best Director – WILD’s Film Contest
Awards
Panasonic SPX800P

Music Videos

SONGYEARDIRECTORMY ROLECAMERA
Ainsley Costello: “Anywhere But Here” (Live)2024Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Ainsley Costello: “Can’t Say I’m Not Trying” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Ainsley Costello: “Change Your Mind” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Ainsley Costello: “Exless” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Ainsley Costello: “People Pleaser” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Ainsley Costello: “There Goes My” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Ainsley Costello: “You Problem” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Timothy James: “Lightning In A Bottle”Mark OliveriusDP, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo, anamorphic
DrakeC: “Cedes’ Experience” (feat. ShariBanks)2023Cornelius DrakeDP, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Josiah Mann: “Never Far”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Josiah Mann: “She’ll Be Gone”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Josiah Mann: “You’re Not The Same”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Josiah Mann: “Skin Deep”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Josiah Mann: “Crazy Love”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Josiah Mann: “Rainy Day”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Josiah Mann: “Swim Away”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Big Trip: “Untitled (How Bout Dat)”Trevian KuttiDPRED Komodo
Liz Rose Cantara: “How High Can I Go”Mark OliveriusDP, co-editor, coloristSony FS7 II
Sony a6400
Apple iPhone
Ainsley Costello: “Cherry on Top”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristRED Komodo
Big Trip: “Phoenix”2022Zay JonesDP (orange scenes)RED Komodo
Josiah Mann: ”One Mistake”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Josiah Mann: ”Every Time We Kiss”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Josiah Mann: ”Angel”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Ainsley Costello: “Someone’s Someone”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Rose Rodriguez: “Yo Tambien”
(feat. Alison Brazil)
Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II
Ainsley Costello: “Little Sister”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Ainsley Costello: “Little Sister” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony a6400
Ainsley Costello: “Love Letter” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony a6400
Ainsley Costello: “5’2″” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony a6400
Ainsley Costello: “I Mean That I Mean It” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony a6400
Ainsley Costello: “Or Else” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony a6400
Ainsley Costello: “Daydreamer” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony a6400
Ainsley Costello: “Rescued” (Live)Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony a6400
Roy Torres & Buck’n Crazy: “A Girl Like That”2021Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II
Harlingen CISD: “A Brand New Day”
(from The Wiz)
Jason R. Johnston, Eddy CavazosDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II
Harlingen CISD: “A Million Dreams”
(from The Greatest Showman)
Jason R. Johnston, MarKeith ScottDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II
Harlingen CISD: “When I Grow Up”
(from Matilda)
Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II
Roy Torres & Buck’n Crazy: “Heartbreak Song”2020Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II, anamorphic
Miss Audrey: “Back and Forth”Christian BlakeDPSony FS7 II
Roy Torres & Buck’n Crazy: ”Something to Believe In” (Live)Jason MorenoVideographerSony FS7 II
The Family Church: “Here Now”2016Christian BlakeDP (chalk dancer sequence)Sony FS100
Angelina Cruz: “The Creation”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristBlackmagic Cinema Camera
Roy Torres & Buck’n Crazy: ”Strange Thing”2014Jason MorenoDP (horse ranch sequence)Canon T2i
Grupo Vidal: “Que Sepan Todos”2013Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor, ColoristBlackmagic Cinema Camera
Ex-Boyfriends: “The Store”Laura SofiaDPCanon T2i
Ex-Boyfriends: “Are there any Punks?”Laura SofiaDPCanon T2i
Martina McBride: “This One’s for the Girls”
for Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
and Pink Glove Campaign
2012Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Sou’briety: “As Good as It Gets”
(feat. EJ the Witchdoctor)
for Get-N-Live Records
Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Area: “Abrazame”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Sou’briety: “Southern Linguistic”
(feat. K-RINO & Rasheed)
for Get-N-Live Records
Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Area: “Mi Pobre Corazon”Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Nino: “I Get It”
(feat. Lil’ Flip)
for LockJawClick Entertainment
Fernando MartinezDP (Lil’ Flip sequence)Canon T2i
REB: “Can’t Leave You Alone”
(feat. Marty Mar, Dex)
Hoodfella Entertainment
Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Canon T1i
EJ Colbath: “Church Girl”2011Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Reveille Boyz: “Heavy Baggz”
(feat. LV)
for Get-N-Live Records
Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Shawn Elliot: “Believe”
(feat. Naela)
Jason R. JohnstonDP, Director, EditorCanon T2i
Paola Schaeffer: “El Primer Amor”2010Eduardo CorderoDPCanon T2i
Marcos Valdés: “De La Patada”Eduardo CorderoDP (story sequence)Canon T2i
Marcos Valdés: “La Huella de Mis Botas”Eduardo CorderoDPCanon T2i
$treet $ertified: “Gucci Shades”
(feat. K.S.)
for Tracc House Records
2009Gabriel RamirezDPPanasonic HPX300
Panasonic HVX200A

Film Races

TITLEYEARDIRECTORTEAMMY ROLECAMERA
Madness of Christmas2024Jason R. JohnstonFifty Oars Motion PicturesDP, Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Colorist, Sound EditorRED Komodo
Others2023Justin FussellImagistorm ProductionsDP, editor, colorist, sound editorRED Komodo
It’s Going to Be Fine2022Jason R. JohnstonFifty Oars Motion PicturesDP, Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Colorist, Sound EditorRED Komodo
MendingChristopher Lee Herod
Justin James
Story WeaversDirector of PhotographySony FS7 II, anamorphic
All the Kingdoms of the WorldMikayla DennyDaily BreadDP, Editor, ColoristSony FS7 II
All for MeJason R. JohnstonIron CallingDP, Director, Editor, Colorist, Sound Editor
Winner: Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Film, Audience Favorite — Nashville 54 Film Fest 2022
Awards
Sony FS7 II, anamorphic
Sony a6400, anamorphic
Adalynn2017Christian BlakeWatchmenDP (credited as John Stone)
Winner: Best Cinematography – Cinesol Film Festival
Awards
Panasonic DVX200
Immobile2015Jason R. JohnstonFifty OarsDP, Director, Music Composer
for Colchester Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark II + DJI Ronin
Panasonic Varicam
GoPro Hero 3 + DJI Phantom 2
Morning Star2013Jason R. Johnston8 By 2 FilmsDP, Director, Writer, Music Composer
Winner: Audience Choice – Cinesol Film Festival
Awards
Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Perfect TimingChristian BlakeGreen LeafDPCanon C100
Mauris2012Jason R. Johnston
Charlie Brenner
8 By 2 FilmsDP, Co-Director, Editor, Colorist, Producer
Winner: Best Cinematography – WILD’s Film Contest
Awards
Canon T2i
GertieCharlie Brenner8 By 2 FilmsDP, Editor, Music Composer, VFX
Winner: Audience Favorite – Cinesol Film Festival
Awards
Canon 5D Mark II
Hunger PainsJason R. Johnston
Charlie Brenner
8 By 2 FilmsDP, Director, Editor, Music Composer, VFX
Winner: Cheesy Award – Cinesol Film Festival
Awards
Canon 5D Mark II
Welcome to Eden2011Jason R. JohnstonJobessiDP, Director, Editor, Music Composer
Winner: Best Horror Film – WILD’s Film Contest
Awards
Canon 5D Mark II
Coming Home2010Jay SuarezOrange MediaDP
Winner: Best Cinematography – Cinesol Film Festival
Awards
Canon T2i
Ecstasy of Gold IIJason R. JohnstonOrange MediaDirector, WriterPanasonic HPX300
Sex, Trafficking & Luchadores2009Jose LomasCaptiv Films / Orange MediaDP
Winner: Best Film – Cinesol Film Festival
Awards
Panasonic HPX300
Twisted DateEduardo CorderoOrange MediaDP
Honorable Mention: Cinematography – Cinesol Film Festival
Awards
Panasonic SPX800P
Finding Cochino2008Eduardo CorderoOrange MediaDP
Winner: Best Film – Cinesol Film Festival
Awards
Panasonic SPX800P
The End2007Gabriel RamirezOrange MediaEditor

Television

TITLE / CLIENTYEARTYPEMY ROLENOTES
Fahim Anwar: House Money2024Comedy SpecialCamera Operator (roaming, specials)Director: Jason Katz
Producer: Shawn Lindsey
GMA Dove Awards Red Carpet Countdown
for TBN
2023TV SpecialDirector/TDProducer: Tim Romero
Artist Spotlight: Katy Nichole
for TBN
TV SpecialCam OpProducer: Tim Romero
Artist Spotlight: Tauren Wells
for TBN
TV SpecialCam OpProducer: Tim Romero
What Good Dads Do with Roland Warren
for TBN
TV SpecialDP, Field Producer, Lead Cam OpProducer: Elizabeth Suter
K-Love Fan Awards Red Carpet Coverage
for TBN
TV SpecialDirector/TD, DPProducer: Tim Romero
Saliga sånger – Nashville
for TBN Nordic
TV SeriesCam Op, DP, Gaffer (barn sessions)Producers: Anders Wisth, Ole Kristiansen
Centerpoint
“Two Boots Pizza”
for TBN
TV NewsDPProducer: Chris Greenwood
Lifting Up Nashville: A Day of Prayer and Healing
for TBN
TV SpecialCam Op, gaffer
Dove Awards
for TBN
2022TV SpecialCam OpRed Carpet, Unit B
Gaither Special
for TBN
TV SpecialDP, Drone OpJune B-Roll Reshoot
K-LOVE Fan Awards
for TBN
TV SpecialCam OpRoaming Crew Cam A
Encouraging Moments with Bobby Williams
A3 Marketing
for NRBTV, CTN
TV SeriesCam Op, Dana Dolly14 episodes
Better Together
for TBN
TV SeriesRobo Cam Op
Praise
for TBN
TV SeriesCam Op
Getty St. Patrick’s Day Special
for TBN
TV SpecialCam Op
Welcome to Sycamore Creek
”Helping Hand”
TV SeriesAdditional Photography, BTSI was BTS on Day 1, DP on Days 2 and 3
Director: Tristan McCormick
Héroes en Uniforme
for Discovery en Español
2019TV SeriesPick-ups: Gaffer
Pick-ups: Sound Recorder / Boom Op
4 episodes
producer: Carla Barragué
Drako Media SA DE C V (Argentina)
Nippur Media (Argentina)
One Day in the American City
for PBS
2014TV SeriesVideographer“P.S.J.A.” segment
Director: Kyle Ruddick
Restaurant: Impossible
“Paradise: Impossible”
Season 9, Ep. 11
for Food Network
TV SeriesOvernight Cam Op
Cuentoville
“Pilot”
for PBS
TV SeriesDP, EditorDirector: David Rice
Healthy Valley Makeover Challenge
for KVEO / NBC
2010TV SeriesDP, Videographer, Director, Editor7 Episodes
Olé Decor TV
for KVEO / NBC
2009-2010TV SeriesDirector of PhotographySeason 2, unknown # of episodes
Director: Sandra Reyes
La Salud del Valle
for KNVO / Univision
2007-2009TV SeriesLocation DPUnknown # of episodes
Director: Zoraly Ramos

Branding Films

TITLE / CLIENTYEARTYPEDIRECTORMY ROLENOTES
TopPT2022Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDirector, DP, Editor, ColoristMulti-cam testimonial interviews with retired athletes Scott Hamilton (Olympian) and Garrett Jones (MLB)
Mia Brown EPK
for OMG Nashville
EPKJason R. JohnstonDirector, DP, Editor, Colorist
Ainsley Costello EPKEPKJason R. JohnstonDirector, DP, Editor, Colorist
You’ll Fall In Love With It
for Holy Family Services
2021Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editorcameras: Sony FS7 II (anamorphic), Sony a6400 (aspherical)
Magic Kingdom Learning CenterBranding FilmsVideographerproducer: Alex Lodge – Cre8 Marketing Solutions Ltd (Birmingham, UK)
recorded footage for short web testimonial and explainer videos
NAPCO Pipe & Fittings2020Branding FilmVideographerproducers: Brian Goad, Danielle Newcomer
video footage and stills photography for marketing and internal industrial explainer videos
How It’s Made: Tortillas
for Texas Department of Agriculture
Branding FilmDPproducer: Elliot A. Mayén – DHD Films (Dallas, TX)
Brownsville tortilleria sequence, tortilla explainer sequence
Empowered To JoyBranding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Even During a Pandemic
for South Texas ISD
Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Overview Film
for Laredo Stepping Stone
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Enroll Now 2020-2021”
for South Texas ISD
Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editorspots: District Wide, Health Professions, World Scholars, Rising Scholars Academy
“Service Comes From Within”
for Janie Jaimez for Justice of the Peace
Political AdJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Homeless Ministry
for Laredo Stepping Stone
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Your First Choice
for RGV Vo-Tech
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
10th Annual Helping Hands
for La Posada Providencia
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
AARP Community Challenge grant project, BrownsvilleBranding FilmVideographerproducer: Bryan Bullock – Bundy Films (Maryland)
Campaign 2019-2020
for South Texas ISD
2019Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editorseries of 4 main TV spots
NoteExpo 2019
for Loan Originator Services
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Back To School”
for South Texas ISD
CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Rising Scholars – Up For The Challenge
for South Texas ISD
Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editorseries of 3 main TV spots
World Scholars “I Am”
for South Texas ISD
Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editorseries of 2 main spots
“World Scholars Day”
for South Texas ISD
CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Three Years Ago”
for Re-Elect Eladio Jaimez
Political AdJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Hands and Hearts – Welcoming the Stranger
for La Posada Providencia
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
What’s Inside STISD: Empowered
for South Texas ISD
2018Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor24 television spots (12 in English, 12 in Spanish), radio spots, photography, and a series of podcasts
Scholarship Donation Call to Action
for Education Foundation of STISD
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
50 Year Anniversary
for Sharyland Water Supply
Branding FilmMario DeLeonDPinterviews (Dahlberg, Guzman, Helle, Treviño), plant tank and construction b-roll
Why Is a Christmas Ministry so Important?
for Holy Presents
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Art”
“Teen”

for Tipton Pre-owned
CommercialsJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Pride”
for Tipton Hyundai
CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Passionate”
for Tipton Ford
CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Overview
for Rio Vista Dentistry
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Law Office of Ramon GarciaCommercialJerry MedinaDP, Editor
Gamez Law FirmCommercialJerry MedinaDP, Editor
What’s Inside STISD
for South Texas ISD
2017Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor28 television commercials, 14 radio ads, 7 audio interviews, hundreds of photos
“You’re Gonna Love Our Food”
for Siempre Natural
CommercialJerry MedinaDP, Editor
“18 Wheeler”
“Car Wreck”
for Osiris Law Firm
CommercialsJerry MedinaDP, Editor
Tremendous Growth
for Harlingen Medical Center
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Your New Favorite Bar and Grill”
for Palm Street Pier Bar & Grill
2016CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Dream for Edcouch-Elsa ISDPolitical Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editorcampaign of 4 “get to know the candidate” videos
BETA’s IB Diploma Programme
for South Texas ISD
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Why I Chose South Texas ISD
South Texas ISD
Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Jaimez for Harlingen Campaign
for Eladio Jaimez
Political Ad CampaignJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“I Choose”
for South Texas ISD
CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
South Texas ISD ConnectionsWeb SeriesJason R. JohnstonVideographer
Editor
12 episodes
We Build Leaders
for Harlingen Montessori Academy
2015Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Medical Academy”
for South Texas ISD
CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“Stars”
for South Texas ISD
2014CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
National Butterfly CenterBranding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Dr. Spinetti’s Perfect Feeding2013Branding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Cone OasisBranding FilmJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Locker Room
for Donna Redskins
Branding FilmJason MorenoDP
“Wow”
for Niu Urban Living
CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Physicians
for Momnovations
Branding FilmsJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
Prenatal Cream
for Momnovations
Branding FilmsJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor
“District Image”
for South Texas ISD
2012CommercialJason R. JohnstonDP, Director, Editor

Digital Cinema Camera Experience

BRANDCAMERA
BlackmagicPocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, Ursa Mini, Cinema Camera 2.5K, Pocket Cinema Camera
CanonC300 Mark III, C300, C100 Mark II, C100, 6D-II, 6D, 5D-IV, 5D-III, 5D-II, T2i
DJIMavic Pro, Phantom 3, Phantom 2
GoProHero 11 Black, Fusion360, Hero 4, 3, 2
PanasonicEVA1, DVX200, GH5, GH4, GH3, GH2
RedRED Komodo, Epic, Raven, Scarlet, One
SonyFX9, FX6, FX3, FS7-II, FS7, F55, FS700, FS100, EX3, α7s-II, α7s, α6400, X70

Software Proficiency

BRANDCOLLECTIONSOFTWARE/APPPLUG-IN
AdobeCreative CloudPhotoshopFilmConvert
Lightroom
AppleFinal Cut ProFinal Cut ProAccusonus ERA 4
Color Finale 2 Pro
FilmConvert Nitrate
MotionVFX
Neat Video v5 Pro
Pixel Film Studios
MotionMotionVFX
Compressor
Logic Pro
AvidMedia Composer Adrenaline
BlackmagicDaVinci Resolve Studio
Discreet Logicedit*
Divergent MediaEditReady 2
GoogleGmail
Google DriveGoogle Docs
Google Sheets
GoProFusion Studio
REDREDCINE-X PRO
SonyCatalyst Browse

Resumé

Entrepreneurial Work History

Fifty Oars Motion Pictures
Owner & CEO • Self-employed
February 2012 — Present
Harlingen, TX, and Sparta, TN
Media production services priced to fit any budget. Fifty Oars Motion Pictures is your one-stop production house for all of your digital marketing material needs. We are a boutique south Texas production house creating affordable, eye-catching, bespoke branded content for businesses all over the world. We create websites, commercials for TV, web, and radio, graphic design for print and digital, commercial photography, and more.

Eight by Two Films LLC
Co-chief Executive Officer • Self-employed
2012 — Present
San Juan, TX
Award-winning independent film production and financing corporation.

Jason R. Johnston Photography
Owner • Self-employed
2005 — Present
Harlingen, TX, and Sparta, TN
A professional and highly experienced commercial, corporate, portrait, and lifestyle photographer, with an eye for natural, journalism-inspired captures, Jason R. Johnston provides bespoke content creation services for individuals, organizations, and businesses, highlighted by an intimate, collaborative customer rapport. Jason has been serving his customers since 1996 and offers his new and legacy clients an industry veteran’s storied perspective covered by a variety of both technical aptitude and creative skill.

Jōb Omnimedia LLC
Co-owner • Self-employed
February — August 2005
McAllen, TX
Startup media marketing and production agency, co-founded with three friends from church. In the short time that the company existed, we handled video production, graphic design, and photography services for everything from private events to corporate functions, as well as marketing for local small businesses.

Freelance Work History

Independent Content Producer
Full-time: July 2010 — March 2014, June 2017 — Present
Part-time: August 2005 — July 2010, March 2014 — June 2017

Cinematographer
2008 — Present

Videographer
2003 — Present

Photographer
1995 — Present

Employment History

Texas State Technical College
Visual Communications Specialist / Communication & Creative Services • Full-time
March 2014 — June 2017 • 3 yrs 4 mos
Harlingen, Texas
Duties included: responsible for creative and accurate photography of events, persons and places; restructuring, updating and maintenance of photographic archives; collaborating with team and project members in a helpful, knowledgeable and friendly manner; digital post of photographic elements for marketing material.

Entravision Communications
Videographer & Editor • Full-time
August 2005 — July 2010 • 5 yrs
McAllen, Texas
Shot, wrote, edited, voiced, and generally produced many hundreds of television spots for local businesses, as well as provided graphic design, photography services as well as created the “look” of the many internal child stations’ video spots within the office.

Calvary Baptist Church
Audio-Video Director • Part-time
2003 — 2006 • 3 yrs
McAllen, TX

Time Warner Cable Media Sales
Video Editor • Full-time
January 2001 — February 2005 • 4 yrs 2 mos
McAllen, Texas
Continuing with the same former office and staff transferred from Cox Media, I edited many hundreds of local television spots. I also began filming and directing commercials.

CableTime / CableRep / Cox Media
Video Editor • Full-time
June 1997 — December 2000 • 3 yrs 7 mos
McAllen, Texas
Edited many hundreds of local television spots. I began part-time in 1997 and “built” master tapes until I was asked to come on full-time as their video editor. This company was formerly CableTime in 1997, then acquired by Cox and renamed CableRep circa 1999. Our office changed hands again to Time Warner Cable Media Sales at midnight on January 1, 2001.

Education

  • Safe Sets™ COVID-19 Level A certification, 2021
  • Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking (Masterclass.com), 2016
  • Diploma, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School (San Juan, TX), 1997

Memberships

  • Member, Rio Grande Valley Filming Society (RGV FiSo), May 2017 — present
  • Member, Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, June 2016 — 2017
  • Member, Friends of the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers), June 2010 — 2011

Relevant Skills

  • Expert, Digital Cinematography
  • Expert, Videography
  • Expert, Digital Photography
  • Expert, Screen Direction
  • Expert, Video Editing
  • Commercial Photography (Editorial & Journalism Styles)
  • Lighting for Video Interviews
  • Lighting for Mood (drama, horror, comedy, romance, etc.)
  • Lighting for Beauty and Glamour
  • Gaffing (Film Industry)
  • Grip (Film Industry)
  • Sound Recording for Film and Television Production
  • Motion Picture Sound Design
  • Studio Sound Mixing
  • Live Sound Mixing
  • Livestreaming and Internet Technology
  • Proficient in MacOS
  • Leadership and Stewardship