Johnny Woods is an animator, video artist, and filmmaker based in the mountains of Colorado. Working primarily with computer-generated 3d animation, his work aims to delve into the uncanny valley, using virtual avatars to examine and exaggerate the human condition. Failure, sexuality, movement, the supernatural, darkness, and light combine in a psychedelic soup of imagery. Utilizing cutting edge technology like motion capture and realtime rendering, along with analog video techniques and a love for classical cinematography, Johnny's work aspires to an aesthetic out of time. More than anything else, he hopes to simply make you feel something.
He has received commissions from MTV, [adult swim], Viceland, MOCA, The Museum of Sex, and the Bonnaroo Music Festival, as well as from musicians like Big Boi, Neon Indian, Classixx, Giorgio Moroder, Twin Shadow, Bear In Heaven, Chrome Canyon, and Hooray For Earth.
His work has appeared at the Museum of Moving Image, the Sydney Opera House, MoMA, LACMA, the Hirshhorn Museum, ICA (Philadelphia), Imagine Science Festival, Animafest Zagreb, Aurora Dallas, Coachella, and Lollapalooza.
Johnny's video work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Creator's Project, Motionographer, Pitchfork, MocaTV, Vice, Liquid Television, and many, many others.
Currently, Johnny is working primarily on short-form experimental films. He has previously worked as Manager of Shorter-Than-Short-Form Video at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, was co-founder of Ghosting.tv, a monthly screening event in Los Angeles featuring experimental animation and video art, and is the director of Undervolt & Co., a label for experimental video artists.