Meet Tim Johnson
Creative COW Web Writer, Contributing Editor
: Tim Johnson
Salt Lake City, Utah USA
Tim grew up in the Midwest, with stops in Iowa, Kansas, and Minnesota before the family headed west to Arizona.
Needing a way to 'vent' some creativity, Tim and a group of buddies
began submitting song parodies to KZZP Radio in Phoenix in the late
1980's. After serving a church mission in Mexico City, Tim went on to
Brigham Young University to become a television sports anchor. He
quickly found out he had the face for radio (as demonstrated,) and the
voice for closed-captioning. His focus switched to production behind
The last thirteen years have included moves to the Boston area, Arizona
and Utah. He has been blessed with a couple of Rocky Mountain Emmy
Awards (Promotion), a Telly Award (Animation), and Utah Broadcaster
He currently works for KUTV 2 News (CBS) in Salt Lake City. His main
duties are to create motion graphics for station and news promotion,
and on-line finishing of promotional spots. The tools in use include
After Effects, Photoshop, Lightwave, and VT.
He and his wife, Alicia, are the proud parents of five daughters who, thankfully, look like their mom.
Articles by Tim Johnson
Magic Bullet Suite|
Magic Bullet Suite 2008
Tim Johnson takes a thorough look at Magic Bullet Suite 2008 from Red Giant Software. One project at the CBS affiliate he works at called for a variety of different needs and MBS 2008 was able to handle all within the one plugin set: film look, film motion, up-rezzing to HD, color correction, and motion removal.
Class on Demand: Complete Training for Boris Continuum Complete 4
Over the years, some of the most-used After Effects plug-ins on my computer have come from Boris. Recently, Boris Continuum Complete 4.0 came out. Hot on its heels was Class on Demand's latest training on Boris: "Complete Training for Boris Continuum Complete 4," --designed specifically to get people up to speed on those filters. In this article, CreativeCOW's Tim Johnson takes a look at the training and concludes that this training from Class on Demand is a solid training DVD with a couple of nice extras.
Adobe After Effects|
CineLook 2 and Magic Bullet 2.1
Tim Johnson takes a thorough look at both CineLook 2 from DigiEffects and Magic Bullet from Red Giant Software and determines that while at first glance they do the same thing -- the film look, they are two very different products. Read the review to find out which product would best suit your needs.