Eric Johnson

SVP of Sound + Engagement
Trailblazer Studios/Southern Documentary Fund Board
My career began in 1986 and early work included producing up and coming recording artists. Changes in the recording industry led me to begin concentrating on composing music for advertising as well as soundtracks for non-broadcast video and film projects as well as remix projects for recording artists on major labels.

In January of 2003, I joined Trailblazer Studios as Executive Producer of Blazing Music + Sound. In 8 years, BM+S grew from a small shop with a local focus to a major player with national recognition. Beginning January of 2012, Blazing Music + Sound transitioned to doing business under the name of parent company Trailblazer Studios and I transitioned to the role of VP of Post + Sound.

Recent growth with the expectation of much more in the near future demanded a renewed focus on the Trailblazer's culture and relationships with clients and the content creation/production community so I assumed the role of VP of Sound + Engagement.

Trailblazer's work includes advertising clients such as McKinney (Travelocity, ESPN, NASDAQ, and Nationwide Insurance) and McCann Erickson (General Motors, Pfizer) as well as a long list of local and regional ad agencies. Television clients include CBS Sports, TLC, DIY/HGTV, PBS, HBO, Disney Channel, National Geographic, OWN and Discovery Channel. Documentary projects include Private Violence which had its' world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO, Trailblazer's Emmy-winning series Twice Born Stories from the Special Delivery Unit, The Day The 60's Died, A Year In Space, Althea, and Raising Bertie which all aired on PBS. In 2017 we provided music and sound design for the Amazon series Lore.

I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Southern Documentary Fund and the Triangle Advisory Board for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and in past, I served as President of the Society for Professional Audio Recording Services.