Scott F Johnston

Scott founded Fleeting Image Animation Inc. in 1997 to develop and produce animation combining traditional and computer generated techniques. As Animation Special Effects Supervisor for Looney Tunes: Back In Action he oversaw the integration of the traditionally drawn characters into the live-action plates.

In 2001, he invented a method for applying CG lighting to drawn artwork. The result, Lumo: Illumination for Cel Animation, was presented at the Annecy 2002 Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering. Scott was artistic coordinator on The Iron Giant, the technical director on The Prince and the Pauper and served on the team that brought the first digital ink-and-paint system, CAPS, on-line for The Rescuers Down Under. He was a principal designer of the ballroom sequence in Beauty and the Beast and contributed several effects to Aladdin. As CGI supervisor for The Lion King, Scott oversaw the development and production of all the computer-generated effects in the record-breaking film, including the climactic wildebeest stampede.