Johnston joined Walt Disney Feature Animation during production of The Little Mermaid and was part of the team that brought the first digital ink-and-paint system, CAPS, on-line for The Rescuers Down Under. He was one of the principal designers of the ground-breaking ballroom sequence in Beauty and the Beast, and contributed to the CG effects in Aladdin. As CGI Supervisor for The Lion King, he oversaw the development and production of all the CG effects in the record-breaking film, including the climactic wildebeest stampede.
Scott F. Johnston founded Fleeting Image Animation, Inc. in 1997 to develop and produce animation combining traditional and digital techniques.
At Warner Bros., Johnston served as Artistic Coordinator on The Iron Giant to realize director Brad Bird's vision of bringing a CG giant into a 2D world, weighing creative solutions and technical requirements against resource limitations. As Artistic Coordinator and Animation Special Effects Supervisor for Looney Tunes: Back In Action, Johnston oversaw the integration of the traditionally drawn characters into live action and recreated various artists' styles in the Louvre sequence.
From 2007-2008, Johnston helped to establish Enne Entertainment in Salamanca, Spain, instructing the management team on production methods and guiding the technical group on building the facility infrastructure. While at Enne, he lectured at the University of Salamanca and continued his research in non-photorealistic rendering.
At StereoD/Deluxe Johnston's team's software was used in the stereo conversion of dozens of films. He helped bring animation to Deluxe as the Digital Art Director on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. and was Vice President of Animation Art and Technology during the formation of Deluxe Animation Studios, now Company3 Animation.
Johnston joined Warner Animation Group in 2019 for the production of Space Jam: A New Legacy as Animation VFX Supervisor / Digital Art Director.
Johnston is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was honored with ASIFA/Hollywood's Ub Iwerks Technical Achievement Award in 2003.
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