February 21, 2013
There soon may be another name Georgia Southern University adds to its list of famous alumni.
Senior multimedia productions major Zachariah Johnston doesn’t only have graduation on his mind; he also is thinking about making it big in Hollywood sometime in the future.
“I have two dream jobs. One of them is to do the sound for the cartoon ‘Robot Chicken.’,” said Johnston. “The other dream job would be possibly directing, producing and writing my own movies.”
The St. Simons Island, Ga., native sings, plays guitar and writes his own music that is heavily influenced by the punk and indie rock genres. He also has been in bands with some of his hometown friends. His love for composing music causes him oftentimes to think of random tunes.
“I’ll be in class and think of a guitar rift and try to remember it when I get home, but I forget it, and I’ll end up writing something new,” he said.
Johnston has decided not to go the mainstream route when he writes and records music. Instead, he has chosen to stay true to himself.
“I used to want to be a rock star, but then I decided to do it for myself, and if people like it, then they like it,” he said.
Although Johnston has his own radio show at 91.9 The Buzz, he wishes he could have done more during his years at GSU.
“I really regret not pushing myself harder to become more involved on campus,” he said. “I would advise anyone to get involved in as many programs as they can.”