NEW YORK CITY — Boutique post production shop Wax (www.wax.tv), which has locations in New York City and Boston, has added editor Peter Johnson to its team. Johnson’s editorial style is largely influenced by his multicultural upbringing. He grew up in New York, Paris and London in the ‘80s and his father was a writer, while his mother was a fashion designer.
“Much of my visual aesthetic and filmmaking approach comes from the different arts and lifestyles that I was exposed to as a child,” he explains. “No matter what project I’m working on, I try to let the imagery tell me what it needs to be. I’m quite cerebral about my work. Every shot and edit has a purpose. I search to find and tell the best narrative possible with a focus on the emotions that I want the audience to feel.”
Some of Johnson’s most notable work includes Smirnoff’s Smirnoff Saber and Johnnie Walker’s Black Magick, both of which garnered honors at the AICP Awards. Beyond commercials and branded content, has has worked on a number of high profile music videos, including Kanye West’s Stronger and Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Ni**as in Paris.
“Joining Wax has always been at the forefront of my mind when it came to editorial houses,” says Johnson. “I’ve known (Wax founder and executive producer) Toni (Lipari) for over a decade and we’ve always felt a creative connection. Her passion and vision for Wax has always stood out from the rest and I’m happy to be a part of the team now.”